Supercharge Your Sleep Series

see the difference that even small changes to your sleep habits can make

This year, unpredictability and worry have played havoc with sleep for many, but new ways of working have also created opportunities for many of us to take more control of our sleep patterns. Sleep patterns within an organisation can be contagious. Learning how to protect your sleep can have benefits for productivity, health and wellbeing - both for you, and the people you interact with.

In this series of webinars for LSE staff, we’ll make the case for sleep, and how to make the most of it. Sleep Evangelist, Dr Sophie Bostock, will explore what controls your sleep, your unique sleep need, and how to cope when you can’t get enough. Over two webinars, we’re hoping to encourage you to make small changes to your sleep habits, and to see what difference it makes.

The first webinar session took place at 10.00-11.00am on Thursday 13 May, with the second session following at 10.00-11.00am on Thursday 3 June. In between the sessions, delegates were provided with weekly workbooks from Dr Bostock by email to support them with their sleep goals. You can now find these workbooks as links on the right side of this page! Even if you didn't attend the workshops, you can still use these resources to make small changes to your sleep habits and to see what difference it makes. What's more, below you can find recordings of the workshops, so you can catch up on better sleep habits in real time! 

Part 1: How sleep works, and healthy sleep habits that stick

What difference does an hour less sleep really make to your performance? 

Can you adapt to short sleep?

If you understand the systems which control your sleep, you will know which levers will be most important to you to improve your sleep quality. When it comes to putting changes into practice, the more sleep deprived we are, the harder it becomes to change behaviour... so change has to be easy.  

Join us in part 1 to find out:

  • · Which aspects of performance are most vulnerable to sleep loss
  • · How to know how much sleep you really need
  • · The 3 systems which control how well you sleep, and how to influence them
  • · How to put healthier sleep habits into practice

Just click here to access the recording of the session! 

Part 2: How to tackle stubborn sleep challenges

Does a racing mind keep you awake at night?

Do you ever struggle to stay awake during the day?

Have you ever wondered whether pillow sprays really work?

The odds are that at some point during your life, you, or someone close to you, will experience a persistent sleep problem. Sleep disorders are surprisingly common, and can have devastating impacts. Often sparked by stress, insomnia can persist long after the initial trigger has been forgotten. Fortunately, if you know what to look for, both prevention and treatment can be straight forward. 

In part 2, find out:

  • · How to escape the stress-sleepless cycle
  • · The most powerful technique for resolving insomnia (clue: it’s not what you think)
  • · If it’s not insomnia, what could be messing with your sleep?
  • · Which ’sleep aids’ are worth spending money on?

Just click here to access the recording of the session. 


You can find out a bit more about Dr Sophie Bostock at 

As always, please do get in touch at if you have any questions or comments about the series.