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Sleep Well Around the World

Sleep Well Around the World

By Mel Azul
In this podcast Mel , the “sleepstylist” shines a spotlight on different parts of the world and interviews guests from the various fields of medicine , business , entertainment, education, aviation etc. to get the best strategies not only on sleeping well but living our lives with pleasure, purpose, and productivity.

In some serenity inducing episodes , Mel curates and features classic stories, folktales and original affirmations to aid in calming a racing mind and distracting from anxious thoughts and stressful internal dialogue.
Find Mel on Instagram @sleepstylist
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FAIRYTALE FRIDAY - There Is no Silver Buried Here
In this traditional Chinese Story, you are taken on a simple yet delightful journey on the River Li, with Cormorants, A Fisherman and a Pig Farmer. Be soothed while Mel, the Sleepstylist reads this tale to ease you into sleep. For more tips and support, find Mel on - Instagram - @sleepstylist / You Tube Channel, Sleep Well Around the World and at
December 17, 2021
FAIRYTALE FRIDAY - The Wind and the Sun, An Aesop’s Fable
Enjoy this classic short tale preceded by a guided relaxation to put you in the right mood for a deep sleep . The story is read by Mel, the Sleepstylist.
November 26, 2021
Mel reads a fairytale from Austria and starts out with a bonus guided relaxation to help you feel a sense of calmness for the night. Follow Mel on Instagram @sleepstylist for sleeping tips and inspiration and for thos needing help and support with their sleep problems , visit her website ,
November 19, 2021
FAIRYTALE FRIDAY - A Bridegroom for Miss Mole
A fun and whimsical tale from Korea guaranteed to help you sleep with a smile. Forget about the cares of your day and enjoy this traditional tale read by Mel, the Sleepstylist. Follow Mel on Instagram @sleepstylist for tips and facts about sleep.
November 12, 2021
FAIRYTALE FRIDAY - Raven and the Geese
Mel, the Sleepstylist starts with a breathing technique that is effective for good sleep after which she reads an Eskimo Folktale to ease you into a good night’s rest. For sleep tips and inspiration, follow Mel on Instagram, @sleepstylist
November 05, 2021
FAIRYTALE FRIDAY - Linda Branca and Her Mask
A Portuguese Fairytale that is happy, relaxing and sleep inducing. Read in a soothing tone for sleep by Mel, the Sleepstylist
October 29, 2021
FAIRYTALE FRIDAY - What Shall You Give Me? - A Fairytale from Bulgaria
It’s that time again, time to wind down in preparation for drifting off to dreamland. You may struggle to fall asleep due to excessive worries or fears. Fairytales are a timeless way to help you get over bedtime anxiety and overthinking.Enjoy this inspiring Bulgarian Folktake that can help you sleep with a smile. Follow Mel on IG @sleepstylist for tips and support to improve your sleep.
October 22, 2021
Fairytale Friday - Why the Lamb is Meek
The two main characters of this beloved Brazilian folktale are a Lamb and a Toad. Mel, the Sleepstylist reads in a way that can soothe you into sleep. Many Traditional Brazilian tales are about enchanting animals and are inspired by the cultural traditions of the indigenous peoples. Enjoy the story! For fun facts and tips about sleep, follow Mel on IG - @sleepstylist
October 15, 2021
FAIRYTALE FRIDAY - The Elephant and the Tortoise
Enjoy this tale from Africa about how a Tortoise proves he can be stronger than an elephant. It is suitable for both adults and children as part of a wind down routine to ease one into a restful sleep. The story is chosen and read by Mel, the Sleepstylist . As a Sleep Coach who specialises in treating insomnia, Mel knows the value of a feel good fairytale in helping to calm and relax the senses. Follow Mel on INSTAGRAM @sleepstylist for helpful tips to improve your sleep quality.
October 08, 2021
FAIRYTALE FRIDAY - The Butterfly’s Dream
A whimsical folktale from China about a fluttering butterfly and a curious dream. This story, chosen by Mel, the Sleepstylist has light hearted imagery designed to help you detach from the cares of the day and lead you to a refreshing sleep.
October 01, 2021
FAIRYTALE FRIDAY - The Wonderful Pot
Settle down and curl up under your comfortable blanket. It’s time to listen to Mel, the Sleepstylist as she reads a traditional tale from Denmark.
September 24, 2021
Fairytale Friday - The Mount of the Golden Queen
Start of with belly breathing and get yourself relaxed and sleepy as Mel reads a traditional folktale from Sweden entitled The Mount of the Golden Queen
September 17, 2021
How to be a Mom Queen?
Working and Raising Kids May not be easy but achieving a happy balance is surely possible. In this interview with Dr. Marlis Huebner, bestselling author, emotional leadership coach and R&D Director in a Forbes 50 company, we find out just how to do it, and to do it with emotional mastery. Learn more about Dr.Huebner at
September 13, 2021
FAIRYTALE FRIDAY - The Cottager and his Cat
Welcome to Fairytale Friday. For a weekly relaxation routine to end the work week on a positive note. Tonight, Mel, The Sleepstylist has chosen a traditional folktale from Iceland. Enjoy!
September 10, 2021
FAIRYTALE FRIDAY - How the Pheonix Got his Feathers
In this episode , Mel reads a traditional folktale from China. It is rich with imagery to put a smile on your face and melt away the cates of the day
September 03, 2021
FAIRYTALE FRIDAY - The Frog in the Well
Mel, the Sleepstylist reads a traditional Folktale from China.
August 27, 2021
Fairytale Friday - Aesop’s Fables and a lesson in mindfulness
In a world full of volatility and distraction, letting go of past and future worries is a gift. Take a moment to enjoy nothing else but the present moment. Close your eyes and listen to Mel, as she reads from Aesop’s Fables.
August 20, 2021
FAIRYTALE FRIDAY - Money Can Do Everything
Mel, the Sleepstylist reads a classic Italian folktale written by Italo Calvino. In a fast-paced world , we can get lost in a sea on adrenaline and anxiety. This fairytale can get you in a more calm and relaxed state so you can be prepared for a sound sleep tonight.
August 13, 2021
FAIRYTALE FRIDAY - The Princess and the Fool
Mel, the Sleepstylist will help you feel relaxed so you can fall asleep faster . This time around , Mel has chosen an old take from Kent, England.
August 06, 2021
Five Fables to relax to from a well beloved author , Aesop
July 30, 2021
How to balance being a mom and a professional - Interview with Mollie Lo
Work life balance is the dream of most women. In this episode , Career Coach Mollie Lo dishes out her secrets to help Moms figure out their next career move , interview with confidence and walk that tightrope of workplace success and family life in a smooth, elegant way!
July 28, 2021
FAIRYTALE FRIDAY - The Fox and the Tiger
Mel, the Sleepstylist reads an ancient folktale from China. With a soothing voice and relaxing background music , this whimsical and timeless tale will help you feel ready and relaxed for sleep .
July 23, 2021
What is a Juicy Life? - Interview with Kate Unger
Kate Unger is an Image and Healthy Lifestyle Coach, Vocalist, Podcaster, Author, Speaker and Marilyn Monroe Impersonator. In this episode Kate tells us how to manage moments of self-loathing and shares her secretes of what a “juicy” life is really all about. Prepare some tissues , this will touch your hearts big time! Contact Kate at her email: Find Kate on Instagram @kate.unger and LinkedIn , Kate Unger
July 20, 2021
Mel, the Sleepstylist introduces FAIRYTALE FRIDAY. The podcast will feature 2 episodes each week. 1 an interview or occasional solo cast and 1 a reading of a fairytale. Every Friday, Mel will handpick one traditional folktale from a chosen country. This will be a carefully curated story that will be both fanciful and relaxing and suitable for all ages 0-100 and above.
July 16, 2021
SERENITY IN SECONDS - Affirmations for Social Media Stress
Feeling insecure and unworthy? Having a moment of “compare and despair?” It can happen to all of us. Mel, the sleepstylist shares her original affirmations to specifically help in moments of social media stress.
July 09, 2021
Wellness Wonder Woman - Interview with Divya Pancholia
Vulnerability, teen communication and love scams! We discuss it all! From Architect to Mother to a Talent Acquisition Specialist, Divya found that after an accident, she was forced to make a big pivot in her life and career goals. In this episode we learn how she became a Certified Holistic Well-being Coach who after overcoming her own trials can now help many revamp and revitalise their overall well-being. To contact Divya on email - / YOU TUBE CHANNEL - Wellness Wisionary
July 09, 2021
Can you Bio-hack your life? - Interview with Ameya Nagarkar
Sleep Spotlight - Anguilla. This episode takes us to the sandy stretches of beautiful beaches in the Eastern Caribbean. I chat with a yoga trainer, sound healer and bio-hacking enthusiast Ameya Nagarcar who tells us what bio-hacking is all about.  What is it and does it work? Listen in to find out if it can help you live your best life. Stay till the end to get Ameya's top tips for sleeping and to find out his version of a digital sunset.
July 09, 2021
SLEEPSTYLIST SLUMBER STORIES - The Three Little Men in the Forest
Reading of a classic fairytale curated by Mel, the sleepstylist. Relax and unwind with a story from the Brothers Grimm, “The three little men in the forest.”
July 09, 2021
Want Justin Bieber's Secret to Energy? - Interview with Dr.Masha McEva
Sleep Spotlight - Spain.  Dr. Masha McEva is a board certified naturopathic doctor and has supported thousands of people to loose weight, balance their hormones and decrease inflammation. She regularly speaks on international venues, conferences and seminars and has recently launched a Hyperbaric Podcast. With her unique ability to inspire and teach clients to take a proactive approach to their mental and physical health, she talks candidly to us about the many benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy used by the likes of Madonna and Justin Bieber. We wrap up the show with Dr.Masha's unique nighttime routine and tips to sleep better (
July 08, 2021
Reading of a classic Italian Folktale by Italo Calvino. Specifically curated by Mel, the Sleepstylist to help you drift off to the land of the Queen of the 3 Mountains of Gold. Stories are like guided imagery, working to help the listener focus is something other than their internal dialogue. By using a calm, and relaxing voice to read these stories, Mel chooses stories that uses metaphors to mirror the pattern of falling asleep to help with reducing nighttime stress.
July 08, 2021
Veteran Heroine - Interview with Kia Baker
Kia Baker is the creator and host of "Hot Topics Live." a livestream interview series, "The Female Veterans Podcast," and "Woman Warrior Stories" for The Veterans Channel. Her Passion for empowering women and veterans inspired her to broaden her reach by connecting with organizations that advocate for female veterans. After serving in the U.S Navy, she spent 20 years helping other veterans make the transition from active duty to civilian life. If all this were not enough, Kia is also a coach at The London Real Academy for Rapid Transformation Accelerators. Kia holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting and is also an alumni of the Milton Hershey School. In this episode, she talks to us about her podcast, being a Mom, healing herself from Fibromyalgia and in the process shares her tips on living her life both productively and happily.
July 08, 2021
The Healing Power of Music - Interview with Pavel Zabka
From living in a small village as a young boy to a musician, stage actor and tour manager in Prague for 2 Czech Bands, Pavel's story is one that will inspire even the most cynical person. Pavel manages concerts for Gaia Mesiah Band as well as Mig21 and is also host of the podcast, "Praguematic Podcast."  You will see music in a whole new light after listening to this episode. As for the usual treat, at the end of our interview, I will summarize all the insights we gained and come up with 3 top strategies to live our life optimally and sleep much better.
July 07, 2021
Reading of THE FLYING TRUNK by Hans Christian Andersen. As a Sleep Coach and Consultant, Mel (the Sleepstylist) is well aware that stories can evoke pleasant imagery that can shift us away from worrying thoughts at bedtime. Relax and enjoy the story , you might even drift off before it ends!
July 06, 2021
Success Strategies - Interview with Monika Todd
Monika Todd talks to us about quiet time, setting boundaries, and discovering our true definition of happiness. From the Corporate World to being a Strategic Intervention Coach, her inspiring story can teach us a lot about finding the courage to keep pursuing our dreams. Follow Mel on her podcast journey around the world to find out the best tips for optimizing our schedule, sleeping well, and ultimately taking charge our health, personal fulfillment and well-being. IG @sleepstylist FB GROUP : Beat Insomnia and Sleep Better
July 06, 2021
Putting the “Life” into Lifestyle Medicine - Interview with Dr.Jansen Calalan
An episode full packed with practical tips on taking charge of your own wellness, actionable “how to’s” to make wise choices in preventing chronic illnesses and doing it with a sense of fun and positivity. Dr. Calalan explains the concepts behind what lifestyle medicine is all about but explains it in a way where you feel like he’s just a friend who gives caring tips for your well-being and not the expert Doctor that he truly is!
July 06, 2021
Reading of a Classic Italian Folktale “The Clever Farmer’s Daughter.” by Mel, the Sleepstylist.
July 03, 2021
Bruised not Broken - Interview with Heni Kovacs
Sleep Spotlight on Croatia where Heni Kovacs candidly shares about the pitfalls and triumphs of her journey of self-discovery. Despite being in a cult and experiencing both workplace and sexual harassment, she has emerged wise and well.  Through her story, we gain inspiring tips on getting closure and sleeping just a little bit better 
July 03, 2021
Be Friends with Pain - Interview with Keith Taylor
Sleep Spotlight: London. Techniques for pain control. Using your imagination to eliminate worries. It worked for Keith, will it work for you? In this episode we learn to sleep well even when we have pressures and pain.
July 03, 2021
Jet lag Warrior - Interview with Nina McGrath
Beat Jet lag. Go behind the scenes on how Airline Safety is managed. Safety Manager for Fatigue Risk Management in Hong Kong's Flagship Airline, Cathay Pacific, Nina McGrath sheds light on staying productive and traveling well.
June 30, 2021
SERENITY IN SECONDS - Affirmations for Anxiety
Moments that weigh us down with sadness can cause pain and restlessness. Mel, the Sleepstylist puts together specific affirmations that can help you sleep better despite your anxious thoughts.
June 30, 2021
3 Top Sleeping Tips for Parents and Students - Interview with Paul Campbell
Sleep Spotlight on Hong Kong, a country that has some of the most sleep deprived students in the world. After interviewing Educator and Curriculum Creator Paul Campbell, we tackle the Monster Parent phenomenon, how students can take better control of their schedule and how to get the best balance between sleeping and studying.
June 30, 2021
How to Manage Social Media Stress
Video and Digital Marketer June Low helps us navigate the fun yet murky waters of social media. If you lack sleep because of endless scrolling or frustration due to content creation, competitiveness or even a feeling of insecurity, this interview will surely make you feel much better.
June 30, 2021
Moonlight Musings
Introducing Moonlight Musings! In this episode, I share reasons why affirmations are important during times of distress.
June 26, 2021
Designing Sleep - Closure for Course Creators
In the midst of moving houses, experienced Course Creator Kate Nash shares about stress triggers and sleepless nights. She also drops valuable gems for creating impact and connection. Together we unpack fears and anxieties facing course creators and conclude with 3 strategies to sleep well in spite of the challenges.
June 18, 2021
Join Me On A Sleep Journey
Melissa, the Sleepstylist gives a preview of what this Podcast is all about. If you thought Sleep was boring, think again!
June 08, 2021