Resources for Unrefreshing Sleep

Refreshing Sleep is the
Cornerstone of Good Health


Learn how to improve your sleep with Dr. Stein’s
online self-learning courses, mentorship, and materials.

Wake up refreshed and hopeful.  

What is Unrefreshing Sleep?

Unrefreshing sleep is a universal symptom in all the diseases discussed on this website—ME, CFS, FM, ES, long COVID and chronic pain.

  • The brain and body need good quality sleep to recover and repair properly.
  • Insufficient sleep is associated with many health problems, including problems with memory and thinking, metabolism and obesity, immune function, physical function and fertility.
  • Sleep is critical to having the energy and motivation to learn and try strategies to improve your health.
  • That means improving sleep early on will enable other health strategies to work better.
  • Sleep problems include trouble getting to and staying asleep, waking too early and waking unrefreshed.

The good news is that there are research-proven strategies to improve sleep quality and daytime refreshment.

Online Courses

Self-Study Course
Pathway 3: Sleep

Better sleep means less pain and more comfort. Wake more refreshed and have more energy to enjoy life by learning proven self-management strategies for more effective sleep.

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Self-Study Course
Pathways to Improvement

Sleep is an important pillar of getting and staying better; sleep is where you heal. Learn to take charge of your health to help you feel and live better. Self-management works!

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Live Online Mentorship
Pathways In Action

Learn to individualize and optimize your self-management with the support of a mentor and group. Ask all your questions about sleep in these live sessions.

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Membership to Live Sessions
Live! with Dr. Stein

Evidence-based presentations and Q&A with Dr. Stein. Credible, science-based and cutting edge information about how to live longer and healthier.

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Webinars (recordings)

Vagus Nerve

Dr. Navaz Habib explains how the vagus nerve controls essential body functions like breathing and inflammation. He shares simple exercises to activate the vagus nerve and improve your health.

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Deep Pacing

Dr. Stein explains DEEP pacing—providing strategies for attending holistically to the mind and body, to stabilize your energy, make your life and health more predictable and give you more control. 

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Breathe Well, Be Well

Jessica De Mars, respiratory physiotherapist, explains what air hunger is—the feeling of not getting enough air into the lungs—and teaches relaxed, effortless breathing to optimize your health, especially for long COVID.

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Let Your Light Shine Through
In this manual, Dr. Stein shares the strategies she has found to be the most successful for patients in her 35-year medical practice working with ME, CFS, FM, ES, chronic pain, and more recently, long Covid. Readers are guided through a 260-page, 4-month program specific to these conditions. Let Your Light Shine Through is filled with practical, no-to-low-cost management suggestions, tools and resources. Formats available: hardcopy coil-bound and digital download. 

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More Light

Building upon Let Your Let Shine Through, More Light contains up-to-date, science-based information, clinical approaches, and affordable interventions that you can do on your own. Currently, only individual chapters are available at affordable prices. Choose the subjects tailored specifically to your health needs. Current topics are Self-management, Diagnosis, Biology of Change, Sleep, and Energy and Activity.

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Recommended Free Videos 

How to Get Restorative Sleep

    In this video, Dr. Stein discusses

  • why we don’t get enough sleep
  • the consequences of insufficient sleep
  • how to optimize sleep and wake refreshed
  • how to manage jetlag/time changes
  • helping kids get enough sleep

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Dr. Stein’s free videos.

Audio for Relaxation

Listen to or download meditations and audio files for reducing stress.

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