Highly Effective Natural Insomnia Therapy

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  • Digital Help

  • Private Clinics

Digital Help

Private clinics

Digital Insomnia Help

Digital Insomnia Help

Our highly effective approach on mobile

Developed with over 10 years of experience helping insomniacs recover naturally.

    The Sleep School for Insomnia app contains:

  • Our proven highly effective 5-step approach
  • Sleep survey tool to personalise your insomnia recovery programme
  • Over 75 sleep education videos with Insomnia expert Dr. Guy Meadows
  • Interactive tools to help you come off sleep aids, calm a busy mind and defuse sleep anxiety
  • Over 5 hours of guided audio tracks to retrain your brain to sleep
  • Interactive quiz to help you build a new regular sleeping pattern
How the app helps

Live Workshops

Monthly Saturday Workshops

Live Workshops

Monthly Saturday Workshops

Workshop Information
Delivered by: A Sleep School Qualified Sleep Doctor
Location: Central London
Duration: 1 x 7 hour day
Days Delivered: Saturdays
Workshop Attendees: 26 (max)
What you’ll learn:
  • Your insomnia risks, triggers and symptoms.
  • Why your insomnia is occurring
  • What we will do to tackle it.
What to expect:
  • A mix of educational presentation & discussion
  • A stimulating environment to learn about insomnia
  • A cathartic experience reminding you you’re not alone
Post Workshop Support:
  • The Sleep School’s Insomnia workbook
  • Support Emails at 1, 2, 4 & 6 weeks to aid recovery
  • Tools and exercises to help you sleep
Price: £125
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Private Video Clinics

Private insomnia therapy from a qualified Sleep School doctor (PhD)

  • About Private Clinics
    Price: £99 (Was £150 - Covid-19 price reduction)
    Duration: 1 Hour
    When: 08:00 to 20:00, Thursdays
    Location: Via Skype / Facetime / Phone
    What to Expect

    During a private video clinic you will:

    • Speak with a Sleep School doctor (PhD) about your insomnia
    • Learn our proven & highly effective 5-step approach
    • Find out what caused your insomnia and what perpetuates it
    • Ask any insomnia-related questions you may have
    • Receive advice on how to recover naturally, once and for all
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Our Sleep Doctors

  • Dr. Guy Meadows
    Dr. Guy Meadows

    Guy is a co-founder of The Sleep School and our Clinical Director

  • Dr. Kat Lederle
    Dr. Kat Lederle

    Kat is our Circadian Rhythm and Fatique specialist. She runs our workshops and private clinics in London & Berlin.

    Private Video Clinic Info
Private Video Clinic Info


Average sleep improvements in our clients

  • 86% successfully recover from insomnia
  • 70% total decrease in time taken to fall to sleep
  • 42% increase in total sleep time achieved per night
(In house clinical reasearch study, 2015)
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Our Approach


    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

    We globally pioneer the use of a non-drug based therapy called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for the treatment of chronic insomnia. ACT is a revolutionary psychological tool that recognises that it is our efforts to get rid of our insomnia that can worsen it. We teach you how to retrain your brain to sleep naturally again using acceptance and mindfulness based tools.

    Clinical studies

    ACT has over 100 peer-reviewed research papers proving its effectiveness with mental and physical health disorders including anxiety, depression, stress and chronic pain- all of which are linked to insomnia.

    Clinical effectiveness

    In 2015 The Sleep School conducted an in-house clinical study to assess the effectiveness of its approach. Significant improvements were reported across a wide range of sleep measures within just 5 weeks, including a halving of self-perceived insomnia severity. Overall 86% of the participants became a ‘normal sleeper’, despite previously suffering insomnia for over two decades.


    Sleep Doctors

    We attract a wide mix of people from all backgrounds, ages, and ethnicities including busy professionals, new mums, menopausal women, retirees, shift workers, medical professionals, as well as anyone with a sleep disturbing medical condition such as chronic pain, tinnitus, chronic fatigue, ME, depression and anxiety. Whether you have had your insomnia for 4 weeks or 40 years we can help.

    Client Numbers

    We have helped tens of thousands of insomnia sufferers from all over the world via our private clinics, group workshops, online course and support products.

    Global Best Selling book

    The Sleep School’s best-selling book, The Sleep Book (Orion (2014) has sold over 40,000 copies worldwide and has been published in six different languages. It reached number 5 on the entire Amazon book sales list together with number one in various categories including ‘Self Help’, ‘Sleep Disorders’ & ‘Practice & Motivational’.

    Who we help

    The Sleep School helps anyone who struggles to get to sleep, maintain sleep, wakes up too early or simply does not sleep at all. We help anyone who can't stop their mind racing at night, suffers from sleep anxiety or who has become reliant on pills and props to sleep. We attract a wide mix of people from all backgrounds, ages, ethnicities including busy professionals, menopausal women, shift workers, as well as anyone with a sleep disturbing medical condition such as chronic pain, tinnitus, chronic fatigue, ME, depression and anxiety. Whether you have had your insomnia for 4 weeks or 40 years we can help.


    No pills or potions

    87% of our clients have tried an average of 3 to 5 different sleep medications but come to the Sleep School to learn how to sleep without drugs – because our approach is 100% non-drug-based.

    Sleep is a natural biological process that can't be controlled and trying to do so can actually make your sleep worse. The Sleep School approach is therefore free from pills and potions and rules and rituals. You won't be asked to drink warm milk, have warm baths or engage in lengthy wind downs to get to sleep. Instead you’ll learn to retain your brain to sleep naturally without the use of sleep aids.

    Not Traditional CBT

    The Sleep School chooses NOT to use traditional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) as it has reduced effectiveness in the long term prevention of insomnia. In addition, it’s use of unworkable techniques such as sleep restriction, stimulus control (get out of bed rule), thought challenging and constant diarizing make it unworkable for many clients.

    Ways we help

    Using our highly effective Sleep School approach we can help clients in three different ways:

    • Private Clinics (London, UK)
    • Workshops (London, UK)
    • Online Course (For insomniacs living outside of London and the UK)

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should we get help?

Only 20% of children sleep through the night from birth, with the rest needing to be gently encouraged to do so. This means that the majority of new parents need to teach their children this vital life skill and here lies the problem. Whilst every parent we work with have based their actions on the best intentions, most are done whilst under the brain fog of sleep deprivation. In this state it can be incredibly challenging to decipher the best approach for your baby and stick with it, especially when so many approaches exist and everyone has a different opinion. At Baby Sleep School we aim to provide you with an objective (and well slept) view point, helping you to make the most helpful decisions for you and your baby.

What age children do you help? 

The majority of babies that we see range from 3 months to 3 years of age. In certain circumstances we do see younger babies and older children.

How long does it take to work? 

The length of time a programme take to work depends on the severity and type of sleeping issues presented, as well as the motivation of the parents to implement the programme. On average most parents report improvements in their babies/toddlers sleep after the first few days, with consistent good sleeping habits being established within a month. In some cases, such as where the child's poor sleeping habits are well ingrained, they are reliant on multiple sleep aids or have learnt to sleep and wake at the wrong times, it may take longer. 

Do you offer early or late sessions?

Our sessions run from 8am till 7pm. This ensures that you can receive the help you need, at a time that works best for you.

Do you offer advice to parent as well? 

Yes. Given that you (the parent) are responsible for implementing the programme, we see your sleep as an essential ingredient to its success. All of our programmes offer advice to parents on how to improve their sleep, as well as how to have more energy during the day by effectively managing the negative consequences of sleep deprivation.

Do you do home visits?

We do not offer home visits as they are generally not needed. Once you’ve had your initial phone or skype session you’ll receive a plan of action guiding you how to teach your baby to sleep through the night.

What are your techniques based on?

At Baby Sleep School we combine the latest scientific research and clinically proven techniques to ensure your baby sleeps through the night. All of the techniques are based on tried and tested behaviour modification programmes designed to gently encourage your baby to sleep. To help our parents we use a range of clinically proven mindfulness and acceptance based tools, all of which have been tried and tested at our Insomnia School.

How do I know the programme will be right for my baby? 

At Baby Sleep School we recognize that every family is different, which is why all of our programmes are tailored to the specific needs of your baby and your family situation. We will work with you to devise the most effective and easy to implement approach for you and your baby.

Do you we need to visit a clinic?

No. All sessions are delivered via skype or phone as this has proven to be the most effective and popular delivery method for our parents. Given that you will be responsible for implementing the programme we do not need to meet your baby.
  • Carol Campbell (London)
    Carol Campbell (London)
    I had not slept for 5 years – my only way through the night was sleeping tablets until I decided to book onto a Sleep School Workshop. Through Dr. Guy’s wisdom I turned my whole relationship with sleep upside down. He will give you everything you need to support yourself from the inside out, to get you to sleep.
  • Jenny (United Kingdom)
    Jenny (United Kingdom)
    This programme has changed my life in a very big way. I am a much happier person and I feel so much better after 10 years of not sleeping very well. I look at life in a much better way now. I used to just get though the day and dread going to bed, whereas now I don’t worry about it or think too much about not being able to sleep, as it now seems to just happen. Thank you very much for giving me my life back.
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  • Lowri (Brighton)
    Lowri (Brighton)
    I am so happy, I really thought that the insomnia would never go away, but my whole attitude and relationship to it has changed and therefore the insomnia has changed. Maybe sometime it will briefly return but in my Sleep School tool bag I have all the equipment I need to tackle it. I recommend anyone suffering with insomnia to see Dr. Guy Meadows, it’s worth every penny and it’s such a simple and natural technique. I am eternally grateful. Thank you from a well rested Lowri!
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  • Val (London)
    Val (London)
    I have often struggled with insomnia on occasion but it was something I thought I just had to put up with. However, recently it started to occur more and more often and was having an impact on the quality of my life. I had tried various ways to combat it: music, herbal pills, relaxation techniques but these offered little help. I discovered Guy’s course online and decided to book his workshop. I am so glad I did! I learnt so much about insomnia and how what I was doing to try and get to sleep was actually often preventing me from doing so! I only wish I had discovered this years ago!
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  • Beth (Plymouth)
    Beth (Plymouth)
    “I have suffered from Chronic Insomnia for eight years now and didn’t feel I would ever feel well and happy again. After feeling like I had lost all hope I came across The Sleep School website online and booked my place on the one day workshop. It was a huge relief for me to meet Guy Meadows and others who knew and understood what I had been going through. I found the workshop to be a hugely rewarding experience and it has opened many new doors for me. I now feel I don’t have to fight and struggle with my insomnia anymore and I am learning to accept it for what it is and let it be. Since meeting Guy my sleep has improved dramatically and I can honestly say I feel like a new person and ready and able to look forward to the future. I cannot thank Guy enough for his help and support but most of all for letting me realise that I am not alone and there are people out there who can help and understand.”
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  • Helen Thomas
    Helen Thomas
    I attended the sleep school workshop in October 2015. I had been experiencing severe insomnia for almost a year after hormonal issues had disturbed my sleep pattern. The workshop has made a huge difference to my life. I have improved my quality of sleep enormously and feel so much better. All the help and advice made perfect sense to me and I realised that I had been building habits which were detrimental to my sleep. I have been able to implement the Sleep School methods to break these patterns and get back to a normal restful sleep. I highly recommend the workshop and am so pleased I attended
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  • Maria (Chile)
    Maria (Chile)
    Thanks to Dr. Guy Meadows I recovered my enthusiasm for life. I even feel completely revived. Due to my insomnia I lost my job and my relationships got damaged, I thought I had lost everything worth in life; even though it took a while to notice some changes in my sleep patterns,once I started to accept my condition and started living my life again, my sleep started to improve gradually. Today I sleep 7-8 hours per night, I’m not afraid of going to bed and want to live my life fully. Thanks for enriching my life!
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  • Caroline Mack (London)
    Caroline Mack (London)
    “After a couple of house and job moves my sleep had started to suffer terribly. I was always one of those people who didn’t seek help for a problem – if I ignored it for long enough it would surely fix itself. My husband finally persuaded me to go and see Guy and that phone call changed my life. My sleep problems were fixed but more than that Guy changed my entire outlook on life. People often ask me what exactly he does – but it is different for every person. He is qualified in a range of disciplines and is able to take a holistic view of your life and apply specific measures to combat your specific issues. He is an absolute pleasure to work with – always at the end of a phone or email to answer questions, give advice or explain his methods between appointments. I seriously could not recommend going to see Guy enough – even if you don’t have sleep problems! Mine are fixed but I will continue to see him as he has opened my eyes to the world around me!”
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  • Ellen Marie (Norway)
    Ellen Marie (Norway)
    “I thought i tried everything and then I found The Sleep School. Since I live in Norway it was difficult for me to attend a workshop, so I got a Skype session with Dr. Guy. That was my turning point, and I think he saved my life. His method is easy to understand, but you must commit yourself to do the work. I found it a little hard in the beginning, but after a while it became part of my daily routine.  After a few weeks I slept like a baby again, and still do (1.5 years later). I am not afraid of my insomnia anymore, and I do experience some bad nights, but normal sleepers do too. Thanks to The Sleep School I got my life back, and am no longer thinking of sleep, I’m just sleeping.”
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  • Richard (Surrey)
    Richard (Surrey)
    “I had suffered sleeping difficulties for some 40 years which, over the past 15 years, had controlled my life in a very negative way. Having tried Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Autogenic Training, Clinical Hypnosis and a visit to Papworth Hospital sleep clinic I found myself with chronic insomnia and for the last 2 years resorted to a sleeping tablet every night to survive. Whilst searching the internet for a solution to insomnia I discovered Dr Guy Meadows at The Sleep School. My initial thoughts were that this will not work but as a last resort I would give it a try. I am astounded by the results of my sessions. I seem to have spent my life living in the past and future but not the present which Guy identified is where my problems lie. There is no hocus pocus to this treatment but easy mindful discussion and exercise. I have stopped taking my tablets and to date am getting enough sleep each night. The course was so very simple that the results are just amazing. You may think it sounds too good to be true but the truth is it is not – for me this treatment really worked and so far has had lasting results.”
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  • Sarah Broadley
    Sarah Broadley
    “After 9 years of insomnia and trying a whole host of ‘treatments’ and attempts to ‘cure’. I then attended a The Sleep School workshop and i can say it is the best thing I have ever tried – it throws everything else out of the window. I attended 5 weeks prior to my wedding day, so naturally stress levels were super high therefore sleep was becoming a massive issue. Before the workshop and for a few days after the thought of sharing a bed for 2 weeks on honeymoon was feeling me with fear & anxiety, but as the wedding approached I started feeling confident and had some really good nights…then whilst away I had some of the best nights i had had in a very long time. I slept in different beds, in heat, with fans blowing, with cars outside celebrating the euro win and pretty much without earplugs and eye masks! I even had to give sleep advice to my almost narcoleptic husband when he had a bad night! Loving not feeling sick, sore, confused, angry, hopeless everyday! Pretty certain people are preferring my better mood too! Looking forward to enjoying bed time every night. Thank you so much.”
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  • Anna (Brighton)
    Anna (Brighton)
    “I just wanted to write to thank you for all that you taught me. I am so grateful for the exercises and the wise words, it has been life changing, and I am pleased to report that things have been hugely better for several months now. I understand that sleep can never be ‘perfect’, so I am under no illusion that this is a change for ever. However, this is the important bit: I really feel that the techniques you taught me are something I can always call upon, if I go through bad periods in the future. The revelation that ‘thoughts can not harm me’ was incredibly freeing. And if I feel I need a top-up session, I will be sure to come back! I have also used some of your techniques in day-to-day situations of stress and anxiety as well, and they work well for keeping me grounded. Thank you so much for your wonderful work, no-one else is doing it, and I’m so glad I found you, it was worth every penny.”
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  • David (United Kingdom)
    David (United Kingdom)
    “Having experienced insomnia for as long as forty years, it has been a delight to enjoy satisfactory sleep employing the techniques learnt whilst attending one of The Sleep Schools workshops .The techniques are subtle but effective. I am convinced that the techniques used will eventually become universally accepted practice amongst medical professionals.”
  • Simon (London)
    Simon (London)
    “I can’t recommend Guy highly enough. Having struggled to sleep for the best part of a decade, to the point where it had a serious impact on my life, i was almost resigned to being a lifelong insomniac. I tried all the usual techniques- hot milk, sleeping pills, sleep restriction techniques- but as is so often the case, the simplest answer is the right one. Guy explained his philosophies superbly, and I can honestly sat after just one session my sleep improved markedly in a relatively short period of time. Furthermore, the techniques he teaches are applicable to so many areas of life, I have found our session to be beneficial in many ways I could never have imagined. If you struggle to sleep and worry about it- do yourself a huge favour and go and see Guy.”
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  • Lori (Colorado)
    Lori (Colorado)
    “I had seen several doctors including sleep doctors and found no relief from CBT or their other suggestions and the medications offered. It was very frustrating. Until I found The Sleep School’s programme, I thought something irreparable had happened to my sleep drive and I would have insomnia for the rest of my life. Their explanation enabled me to gain some perspective on my insomnia. The programme doesn’t require any major changes or adaptations to your life. It’s easy to implement, and once you get the hang of it, it really is so helpful for improving your sleep. Some of the exercises are good to practise for daily life stressors as well. ‘It’s been a year since starting the programme and I am happy to say that I sleep pretty darn well. Instead of the two, three, four hours of broken sleep that I used to have, I am sleeping about seven hours per night and more on the weekends!”
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  • John Armstrong (London)
    John Armstrong (London)
    “As a Police Officer I had worked unbearable shifts for most of my career. When I stopped my body and brain simply couldn’t get into a normal sleeping routine and when combined with life stress I found myself in a spiral of insomnia. I’d tried all the usual things…sleeping pills, exercise, night caps and none of it worked! I attended a 1 day workshop and Guy’s dynamic yet simple approach resonated well with me. I adopted the acceptance theory combined with mindfulness and quickly found myself able to sleep normally again. I recommend The Sleep Schools classes for shift workers and anyone struggling with sleep difficulties. It does work!”
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  • Neya (London)
    Neya (London)
    “I went to see Dr. Guy Meadows after I went through a divorce. I had suffered sleeping problems when I experienced a bout of depression, and it affected my confidence once I started dating. I worried that I would be unable to start a new relationship due to my sleeping problems. In one session, Dr Meadows taught me not to be afraid of sleeplessness, and taught me some tools and techniques to fall back on if I needed them. This increased my confidence and helped me to stop seeing myself as an insomniac. I am pleased to say that although I still have the occasional sleepless night, I have lost my fear, and I am now in a long-term relationship with a man who happily snores by my side.”
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  • Dr. Hilary Jones - GP, Health Editor on ITV Daybreak & medical writer
    Dr. Hilary Jones - GP, Health Editor on ITV Daybreak & medical writer
    Sleep problems affect 25% of the UK population and lead to 30 million frustrated trips to the GP. This book is a lifeline to anyone who struggles with their sleep. Dr Guy Meadows’ radical new approach to curing insomnia is incredibly effective and, even better, it is natural – no pills, potions or props necessary
  • Professor Tanya Byron - Psychologist, Author & Broadcaster
    Professor Tanya Byron - Psychologist, Author & Broadcaster
    Dr Guy Meadows teaches a revolutionary new method for combating insomnia. His approach is non-pharmacological and hugely successful. This book will be life-changing for anyone who struggles with their sleep
  • Steven C. Hayes, PhD - Co-developer of ACT, Psychology Professor & Author
    Steven C. Hayes, PhD - Co-developer of ACT, Psychology Professor & Author
    Sleep isn’t something you consciously do – you have to be awake to do things consciously. Sleep is something your body does when you move your mind out of the way … What you have in your hands is a truly new approach. In this spectacularly well-written book you will have a door opened that you may not have realised exists. You will learn how to get your mind out of the way … Put your sleep struggle into the hands of this brilliant clinician, and let’s get going. Let’s learn how to do nothing.
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