Sleep Education and Awareness

  • Effective Mindfulness and Relaxation Tips for Children

    “Mindfulness and meditation techniques are powerful and effective methods that can be employed by skilled clinicians with children to help correct sleep issues and insomnia. Most importantly we want to discourage the use of medication and over the counter products for sleep issues in children, so behavioral techniques like mindfulness and meditation are important therapeutic tools.” - Dr. Charles Samuels

  • 6 Factors Affecting Sleep As We Age

    Ageing affects sleep patterns in several ways including reducing the quality of sleep and the total hours of sleep. Over 50% of adults who are 65 and plus suffer from some form of chronic sleep-related problem. Natural ageing causes changes in sleep architecture, melatonin secretion, and circadian rhythm - all of which affect sleep. Sometimes, other health concerns and medications may also result in sleep disturbances among the elderly. In this article, we delve into the common factors that affect sleep as we age. 
  • Dr. Samuels On Sleeping Hacks During the Heatwave

    Are the kids struggling to sleep during the heatwave in Calgary? Doctors warn, not sleeping well can be dangerous. Henna Saeed talks to Mohsin Khan...
  • What Is Sleep Apnea? Video

    Dr Charles Samuels from the Centre for Sleep & Human Performance and The Sleep Institute in Calgary, Alberta relates what people need to know about Sleep Apnea.
  • Spotlight on Insomnia

    ACUTE VS. CHRONIC INSOMNIA It's common to struggle with sleep every now and then. Perhaps you are coping with work or financial stress, or have jus...
  • Guidelines for CPAP Usage During Coronavirus Pandemic


    There has been some concern about using a CPAP device during this time and at The Sleep Institute, we are here to help guide you on how to protect yourself and your family while using the therapy.