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#46: Dr. Michael Tompkins - How we Sleep and the Quality of Sleep We Need Growth Island

    • Health & Fitness

One of the biggest challenges in the modern world is maintaining high cognitive performance. My guest in this session is Dr. Tompkins, a licensed psychologist, sleep specialist, and mental health educator, and we delve into the mental health issues and contributing factors that play a significant role in how we sleep and the quality of the sleep we are getting.
Our discussion loops around insomnia, a condition of difficulty going to sleep or staying asleep. It limits the amount of restorative sleep that we all need to be at our top cognitive levels.
We explore some of the common sleep disrupters, such as stress or travel, how to get quality sleep, and optimal sleep schedules. Dr. Tompkins explained the impact of naps and his working strategies and techniques for falling asleep and make the most of it.

Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist (PSY13822) and board-certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology, co-director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Diplomate and Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and is a trainer and consultant for the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior. He is the author or co-author of numerous scholarly articles and chapters on cognitive-behavior therapy and related topics, as well as seven books.

Show Notes

0:30 Introduction to Michael A. Tompkins
1:31 Dr. Tompkins’ journey into psychology and cognitive behavior
3:05 Current state of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
6:01 Shifting your cognition with language
10:25 The influence of sleep on cognitive behavior
14:14 The foundation for Cognitive Behavior Insomnia Therapy
16:45 Conditioned arousal and Circadian Rhythm
19:05 How to take beneficial naps
20:55 Causes of Psychophysiological insomnia
24:04 Faulty assumptions about sleep
26:35 How much sleep a person really needs?
31:26 Using sleep trackers like the Oura ring or FitBit to measure sleep quality
37:35 Strategies for falling asleep
40:27 Techniques that people can practice to overcome insomnia
44:40 The Light Factor for sleeping and waking
47:35 Where to find Dr. Tompkins’ books and work

Connect with Dr. Michael A. Tompkins

http://sfbacct.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-tompkins-a7a88425/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmatompkins

Resources
Dr. Michael Tompkins’ books:

My Anxious Mind: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LVO6CG

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075SRLHQK/

Digging Out https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LQ6UMU/

The Insomnia Workbook for Teens https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07B924KD1/

OCD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006AYO35S

Anxiety and Avoidance https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E5XB7NW/

Clinician's Guide to Severe Hoarding https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RZIYQT6/

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for OCD in Youth https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B083D2XTMG/

Cognitive Behavior Therapy https://www.simplypsychology.org/cognitive-therapy.html


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Proudly brought to you in collaboration with KRING and Aya

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www.getaya.io – your personal coach utilizing artificial intelligence to help you structure your thoughts and feel great.

One of the biggest challenges in the modern world is maintaining high cognitive performance. My guest in this session is Dr. Tompkins, a licensed psychologist, sleep specialist, and mental health educator, and we delve into the mental health issues and contributing factors that play a significant role in how we sleep and the quality of the sleep we are getting.
Our discussion loops around insomnia, a condition of difficulty going to sleep or staying asleep. It limits the amount of restorative sleep that we all need to be at our top cognitive levels.
We explore some of the common sleep disrupters, such as stress or travel, how to get quality sleep, and optimal sleep schedules. Dr. Tompkins explained the impact of naps and his working strategies and techniques for falling asleep and make the most of it.

Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist (PSY13822) and board-certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology, co-director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Diplomate and Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and is a trainer and consultant for the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior. He is the author or co-author of numerous scholarly articles and chapters on cognitive-behavior therapy and related topics, as well as seven books.

Show Notes

0:30 Introduction to Michael A. Tompkins
1:31 Dr. Tompkins’ journey into psychology and cognitive behavior
3:05 Current state of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
6:01 Shifting your cognition with language
10:25 The influence of sleep on cognitive behavior
14:14 The foundation for Cognitive Behavior Insomnia Therapy
16:45 Conditioned arousal and Circadian Rhythm
19:05 How to take beneficial naps
20:55 Causes of Psychophysiological insomnia
24:04 Faulty assumptions about sleep
26:35 How much sleep a person really needs?
31:26 Using sleep trackers like the Oura ring or FitBit to measure sleep quality
37:35 Strategies for falling asleep
40:27 Techniques that people can practice to overcome insomnia
44:40 The Light Factor for sleeping and waking
47:35 Where to find Dr. Tompkins’ books and work

Connect with Dr. Michael A. Tompkins

http://sfbacct.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-tompkins-a7a88425/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmatompkins

Resources
Dr. Michael Tompkins’ books:

My Anxious Mind: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LVO6CG

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075SRLHQK/

Digging Out https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LQ6UMU/

The Insomnia Workbook for Teens https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07B924KD1/

OCD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006AYO35S

Anxiety and Avoidance https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E5XB7NW/

Clinician's Guide to Severe Hoarding https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RZIYQT6/

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for OCD in Youth https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B083D2XTMG/

Cognitive Behavior Therapy https://www.simplypsychology.org/cognitive-therapy.html


CONNECT WITH MADS MISIAK FRIIS
https://growthisland.io/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/madsmfriis/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madsmf/

You can also watch the video at Youtube

Find the episode at:
🖥️Website at Growth Island
🎧Your favorite podcast app under Growth Island
🎥Youtube under Growth Island

If you like today’s episode, then please subscribe and leave a review so more people can learn about the podcast

Proudly brought to you in collaboration with KRING and Aya

www.kring.com – a venture studio focused on building impact companies within the industries of Health, Wellbeing and Energy.

www.getaya.io – your personal coach utilizing artificial intelligence to help you structure your thoughts and feel great.

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