The Art of Sleep: A podcast series on sleep and how to improve yours

What's the secret to a good night's sleep? Rituals investigates, asking renowned sleep experts to share their refreshing – and sometimes surprising – insights. We unravel mysteries, dispel myths and discover how to improve your evening routine.

 

Join Dagmar Brusse, Rituals’ Creative Director and host Christopher Chambers on their quest to unpack the mysteries of your nightly 8 hours, along with a cast of sleep experts.

 

Episode 1: Sleep, Unravelled

What's happening inside your body while you sleep? And why does it matter? Expert Dr. Sophie Bostock explains. And why do we actually sleep 8 hours in a block on average? Professor Roger Ekirch has the surprising answer.

 

 

 

Episode 2: Setting the Body Clock

Are you a morning person or a night owl? It all comes down to your body clock. Oxford University Professor Russell Foster explains how it works and the steps you can take to regulate your personal body clock. Linda Geddes shares her experiences with changing her sleep patterns using daylight.

 

 

 

Episode 3: The Perfect Day

How do our daytime activities affect our night's sleep? We break down the perfect day from the time we wake up until the time we go to bed. We learn from Dr. Katherina Lederle, a sleep scientist and chronobiologist, and Nick Littlehales, an elite sports sleep coach, what we should do -and shouldn't.

 

 

 

Episode 4: The ultimate bedroom

Our bedrooms are perhaps the most private spaces in our homes. This is the place where we go to unwind and shut down at night. But how should it look like? From experts Michelle Ogundehin and Nerina Ramlakhan we learn how to create the ultimate bedroom where you can feel safe and relaxed.

 

 

 

Episode 5: Sleepless

Almost known to everyone: sleeplessness. Especially in times of stress, it can happen that you cannot get to sleep or wake up in the middle of the night. When does sleeplessness turn into insomnia and become a more serious condition? How should you deal with it? Writer and insomniac Marina Benjamin gives a new perspective on being awake at night and we learn more from sleep physician Guy Leschziner.

 

 

 

Episode 6: The Art of Rest

We need sleep, but what about rest? What does research say about the benefits of rest? How does it affect our night rest? And what about taking breaks during a workday to unwind and relax? We talk witih Claudia Hammond, who did in-depth research for her book about rest, and James Wong. He is a meditation coach and helps people to find rest in their busy lives.