Welcome! My name’s Ethan Green. I created No Sleepless Nights to share my experience of sleep problems and provide reviews of sleep products. Let me tell you a bit about myself and my aims with this website.
I obtained a BSc in Psychology at University College London in the 1990s. Following that, I worked in a mental health charity for many years.
It’s important to note that I created No Sleepless Nights to share personal experiences of sleep problems, not to be a scientific or medical site.
My view is that the combination of personal experience and discussion forum is a valuable additional resource for readers.
But if you have concerns about your sleep or health, you should discuss them with your primary care doctor or physician.
My experience of sleep problems
I’ve had more issues with my sleep than I wish were the case! They include:
- As a child, I regularly sleepwalked and had nightmares. Even now, I still have nightmares on occasion.
- I’ve suffered from periods of insomnia for more than 20 years.
- I sometimes have sleep paralysis, hypnic jerks, confusional arousals, and false awakenings.
The aims of No Sleepless Nights
1. To share my personal experience of coping with sleep problems
I write about sleep problems that I have personal experience of, and aim to share both how it affects me and what I’ve found helpful.
I also look at what sleep experts and researchers say about the topic, and discuss the points that I think are interesting and potentially useful to others who have the same sleep problem.
2. To discuss techniques and remedies I’ve tried
I’m a big believer in the potential for self-help techniques to improve sleep and stress. So I regularly try new ideas and write about them.
You’ll find an extensive resource of helpful sleep tips here.
I sometimes test and write about new sleep aids and herbal remedies. In those articles, you can also see comments from readers who’ve tried them.
3. To encourage participation from readers
In my opinion, one of the most valuable aspects of this site are the long discussions that have developed with readers.
I never close comments, and some articles now have over a thousand comments spread over many years. Many readers say they feel reassured to know they aren’t alone in experiencing a sleep problem.
Some articles have generated many useful tips from readers over time, so I curate lists of their tips for future readers who like to see what other people have found helpful.
Some examples are:
- Readers’ suggestions for coping with sleep paralysis.
- Readers’ tips for preventing hypnic jerks.
- Useful ideas for keeping cool in the summer.
4. To provide detailed sleep product reviews
I pride myself on conducting thorough tests and reviews of sleep products.
Whether it’s a complex sleep tracker, climate control system, or just simple earplugs, I strive to create balanced and fair reviews.
My hope is that my personal experience and knowledge of these products will help you find something which meets both your needs and your budget.
Thanks for taking the time to read about me, and I hope you find No Sleepless Nights a useful additional resource. If you have any questions about the site or the content, please feel free to contact me.