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'Why Sleep is so important' a seminar by Dr Kat Lederle

Friday, 26 March 2021

10:00 to 11:30

Zoom Video Call

About this Event

Dr Kat Lederle – Sleep Specialist, PhD in Sleep and Circadian Rhythms and Owner of Mental Healthcare Company Somina has kindly agreed to speak about all things sleep. Why it matters, what the costs are of poor sleep and how it can impact your personal health and wellbeing, workforce and business. Not only that but we will explore what is healthy sleep and touch on how you can improve it – incredibly eye-opening and one not to be missed.

She will run through, why sleep matters, how it can affect your team and business decisions. What it can do to your mental and physical health. How it can affect people’s job satisfaction, unethical behaviours and concentrations. Why sleep is healthy and briefly how to improve it.


The effect of sleep deprivation on productivity and health has been losing the UK up to £40 billion each year (Rand Europe report from 2016).

It’s a serious issue that not only has a fiscal impact, but also transcends into personal life, most notably affecting cognitive performance, physical health and emotional wellbeing.

For over 15 years of my life I have studied the relationship of the body clock and sleep and their effects on behaviour and wellbeing. I started my career studying this in animals, spending my final Masters assignment outside in the cold German winter observing animals for 8 hours at a time! For my PHD I moved on to the study of sleep and circadian physiology and behaviour, and from there I found my way into becoming a Sleep Specialist.

I’ve since travelled the world sharing my learnings on insomnia, fatigue and sleep deprivation through webinars and talks with busy professionals who are looking to transform their lives through better sleep. I’ve also written a book on the subject - Sleep Sense (do give it a read!) - and have featured in Stylist magazine describing my role as Sleep Specialist, sharing what it’s really like to have a job like mine.

As a Sleep Specialist, I’m inspired by my clients and the courage they have to explore their sleeplessness. Opening yourself up to the pain of not sleeping when you want to, or becoming aware of the importance of good sleep is a foundational element of health and wellbeing. Acknowledging this can change your life. I’ve seen mums and dads, partners, employees and leaders thrive and flourish as a result of my work, and that’s what motivates me to continue in my practice.

It’s also why I founded my company, Somnia. As part of Somnia I am able to offer a combination of my learnings from scientific study, with a practical analysis of an individual's situation and needs. Through this, I support people to implement helpful changes in their behaviour so they can get to where they want to be in life. These changes help establish a way of living that is naturally in sync with who they are, and allow them to divert their energy into the things they care about.

So, if you’re looking for someone to change your relationship with sleep and give practical help on how to improve your sleep, please feel free to reach out. I would love to hear from you.

Connect with Dr Kat Lederle.

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