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Sleeping with David Baddiel

By: Geoff Jein
Narrated by: David Baddiel,Dr Guy Leschziner
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  • Summary

  • Scientists have discovered one simple trick which will make you live longer, reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer's, and make you slimmer, happier, and more attractive.

    It’s not a magic pill or ointment- and it won’t cost you anything. The secret? Harnessing the incredible power of sleep.

    Over six episodes, a world expert on sleep will act as a guru to an insomniac comedian, transforming their nocturnal habits and showing how you can do the same. In our hectic modern lives, sleep can often feel like a luxury - studies have found that 52% of Britons struggle to sleep, while around 70 million Americans suffer from a chronic sleep disorder. However, our sleep guru and their celebrity apprentice will reveal that everything we thought we knew about sleep was wrong, and teach us how to capitalize on one of the most often neglected resources for transforming our lives.

    Over the course of a journey to improve the star’s sleep quality, they will demystify the science behind how and why we sleep so that we can use it to make concrete improvements to our health, wellbeing, and productivity.

    A TBI Media production for Audible Originals.

    This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 6 episodes to your Library now.

    ©2020 Audible, Ltd. (P)2020 Audible, Ltd.
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Episodes
  • Ep. 1: What is Sleep?
    Jan 6 2020

    Dr Guy shines a light on this hidden world, revealing exactly what sleep does, how it works, and why it is as fundamental to our health as diet and exercise. We’ll take a look at biggest sleep cheat; caffeine.

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    34 mins
  • Ep. 2: Sleep Deprivation
    Jan 6 2020

    Dr Guy unveils some shocking truths about the effects of not getting enough sleep. Meanwhile David investigates the grim history of sleep deprivation torture and meets the medical advisor to the TV show Shattered which offered £100k to the person who could stay awake the longest.

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    31 mins
  • Ep. 3: Sleep Disorders
    Jan 6 2020

    Dr Guy and David enter the weird world of sleepwalkers and people who act out their dreams, and also investigate the more devastating impact of chronic insomnia, night terrors and hypersomniacs who can fall asleep at any second.

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    34 mins

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Ironically a good solution for insomnia

Managed to listen to first 2 and half episodes but can't bear to hear any more, it's really quite dull.
It comes across as a set of personal therapy sessions for David Badiel instead of what could have been a more objective investigation and experiences from others.

There are specialists injecting their expertise but they often get talked over or interrupted as David jumps in and enlightens his own experiences once again.

At one point, a female specialist was explaining a technique called CBTI but halfway through, they edited another specialist taking over her which I thought pretty rude.

Overall, the voices were quiet and there was ambient music throughout and coupled with the banal conversations is probably a good way to drift off.

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Far too much David Baddiel

The most positive way of getting to sleep is to count how many times Mr Baddiel says he is an insomniac, it has the same effect as counting sheep. Would like to have heard a lot more about CBTI other than the reasons why it wouldn't/couldn't work for him, as we are not all Stand up Comedians/writers/actors it would have been interesting to hear a less biased account of the procedure. As with any behavioural issues we have to want to change, I got the impression that David Baddiel prefers to carry on claiming to all and sundry that he is an insomniac.

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Helps me sleep!

This is listening to someone who has issues with sleep discussing it with professionals, which I am finding genuinely interesting. However I have to listen to each episode several times because I listen in bed, and it’s quite relaxing to listen to so I always fall asleep, miss it all and have to catch up in the morning! So it is helping me sleep, just maybe not in the way it intended!

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Learned more about David than sleep

I mean, it is true to what the title says, sleeping with David rather than actually learnings something about sleep.
The music and effects are very distracting, especially because cuts are almost every 30 seconds.
Very dismissive of real evidence and advice. I didn't even finish.

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Sent me to sleep

It was free so tried it. Dull, then recalled this was the bloke that put black dye on his face & a pineapple on his head to mock a black footballer.

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Really annoying music,

Like a shopping trip to house of frazer half asleep with David badiel rattling on in your ears...

Why the department store music?

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disappointed

great idea but it's a shame David wasn't in a position to throw himself into the recommended treatments. I'd hoped for greater success for him or more info relevent for others with solvable issues. shame.

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suffered from some of the sleep conditions mentioned from restless legs which I'm on meds for through anxiety, depression and nightmares and PTSD, I found this podcast really interestin', will listen again for sure.

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Wanted much more

I was interested in this podcast a lot,but disappointed. All because David, as he had his own ideas in his head. He didn't want to change, just wanted a robot to do the work instead of him. The professor and the therapist lady has some great suggestions, but David didn't bother to even listen to them. It's like a person goes to the gp and he thinks he knows more then the doctors and everything they say is nonsense unless they agree with you.
Don't recommend to waste your time for this one.
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Annoying background music

So irritated by unneccesary and very distracting music behind doctor's voice I had to switch off!

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