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The science of sleep and how to get a better night's rest

We spend about 36% of our lives sleeping and yet hardly any of us understand why we do it or even how to do it properly!

Do you think you slept enough this past week? Can you remember the last time you woke up without an alarm clock feeling refreshed?

If the answer to either of these questions is “no” then don’t panic you’re not alone.

We’ve got together with Simba Sleep and two of the world’s leading sleep specialists to create this extra short master class that will help you get a much better night’s sleep and ultimately help you to wake up winning.

If you get bad sleep your health, weight, mood, memory and even sex drive get increasingly bad, basically it’s a very handy thing to understand.

Sleep really is a miracle drug, it’s the foundation of everything we do in life.

So if you do one thing this year, sign up and learn how to get a better night sleep right now.

p.s. Even better it’s free and you can finish it in only about 1-2 hours!

Key Skills You’ll Master

  • The Science of Sleep
  • Napping
  • Sleep and travel / Jetlag
  • Best sleeping positions
  • Sleep and your health
  • What to do when you can’t sleep

How does it work?

  • You’ll learn through a mixture of helpful unique short videos, text and illustrations
  • Each lesson lasts approx 10-15mins, you can take as long or short as you like
  • Questions give you immediate feedback and are designed to test your understanding of key concepts
  • Select questions are marked by real people + can provide help/feedback if you get stuck
  • We include carefully chosen and curated links for further reading throughout the course
  • Everything is in plain English and easy to understand


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South Africa

Glad I took the leap! Not only educational but also entertaining, which is still very rare these days.

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Very accessible and entertaining, thoroughly recommended.

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Understand the history of sleep and the science behind why we do it. How much sleep do we really need? How does age affect our sleeping habits?


Understand all about sleep in the context of today’s fast-paced world. How to beat jet-lag and the power of napping.


This chapter looks at ways to improve your sleep. What are the practical tips and techniques you can employ to help you get a better night’s rest?

Meet your

Thought leaders


Simba’s not your usual mattress company. We’re experts in the science of sleep, constantly dreaming up new ways to make bedtime better. Our mission is to bring the importance of sleep back into focus, and help everyone wake up winning.


Hope Bastine

With a background in anatomy, physiology, neuroscience and psychology, leading therapist Hope Bastine is Simba’s resident psychologist and mindfulness expert. Hope has a wealth of experience and is an expert sleep consultant in a number of articles, conferences, & events.

Twitter: @fpwellbeing

Dr. Jim Brown

Dr. Brown is a consultant physician with over 20 year experience and specialises in respiratory and sleep medicine. He has a particular interest in the impact of sleep on elite performance.

Website: Centre for Health and Human Performance

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What people are saying

Magnus H.


Really clear and fun to take! Made me realise just how important sleep is and how little we prioritise it. Love the questions that ask you for your opinion. Some very funny as well as helpful answers from others on the course!

Maren U.

United Kingdom

Sleep is something I’ve been struggling with so I was interested in this course. It’s got a great mixture of the science and psychology behind sleep and it makes you think but not too hard! Some great tips and suggestions sprinkled through out that I found useful.

Aiden C.

United Kingdom

Short but oh so sweet. Really enjoyed this course. It was both fun and practical and totally changed my mind about sleep. I had no idea just how important it was for our health and happiness.

Kate H.

South Africa

I can't believe we're never taught about sleep at school, this is a really helpful overview on the world of sleep, so many practical tips and loved the little sleep booklet I was sent when I finished. So nice to find an easy fun way to learn!

Hannah T.

South Africa

I really enjoyed this course but it was so short! Just as I was getting into it, it was over :) Will probably be blogging about this soon, thank you!

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