The purpose of this website is not to give individual advice on public pages, consultations are different of course, it is to provide general advice providing insight from which the individual may share, question or add to their healthcare providers advice or recommendations. Much of this advice is applicable to most – but because we’re human – what works for one person might not work for another.
If I believe something is true I’ll say so, if I disagree I’ll tell you. A lot of people won’t like that. I’m providing this as a resource, not to achieve a popularity award. I can also be wrong and known facts can change too, with time in all walks of life, so despite other’s assurances that they are right, no-one knows anything for certain – we base our beliefs on what we’re told’ see, experience, test and produce.
Just like almost everything else in life, this site is not, “a not for profit” website (in other words, it is for profit), there will be times that I recommend something for which I may receive a commission – it will never cost you more however. I won’t suggest something if I haven’t done it, tried it, bought it, supplied it or believe it to be of value. Without integrity we don’t last long.
Although pretty obvious, as different people will respond in different ways so individual results will vary and various results will differ, there are no guarantees with anything we do or share on this website. Our goal is to recommend to you online tools, education, tips, and ideas to help achieve and promote good healthy sleep for yourself and your loved ones. For professionals it’s the same but then provided, to benefit a wider group through increased knowledge, skill and experience.
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Education is important in life. Alas, advanced education is not a right – as I’ve discovered to my cost over the last 40+ years. If you asked me how much I’ve spent in today’s pounds/dollars for my education we’d be looking at a 7-figure sum. Doctors tend to enjoy greatly subsidized post graduate education (sorry but generally they do) and they’d swallow hard if they knew how much many dentists pay. While many doctors and dentists only do so because they have to, [not because they either want to or feel it will benefit their patients], this website is not directed to anyone interested in sleep and health.
Continuing education is big business and in dentistry it’s way off mark financially, but like I said there will be many teachers who are expecting a stratospheric ROI (return on investment). Personally I don’t think that helps the profession (or public) much, it just results in elitist groups (who sometimes end up recognizing that their approach was wrong anyway, and back tracking to become “experts” in the opposite direction). I want to avoid high “threshold costs” so that groups far and wide can work together for the benefit of our patients globally. That’s what we’ve got the internet for. I believe this can be done profitably and effectively,
Educating the public “free” is OK if you have a public service (state, county, federal, national or provincial) or a business that has another agenda, but the costs are hidden, so rarely is it “free” at all. Equally going to the doctor’s often appears free or inexpensive, but if you knew what was being billed (i.e. if it were transparent) you might think differently. I’ve yet to find a way of getting something for nothing, so that’s something I can’t offer here – equally note, that things based on common sense are (often) the least expensive.
“Take home points”.
Be you own health advocate, don’t believe everything everyone tells you, research (that’s not going to make you an expert by the way), ask questions and decide how i benefits you – the value as it relates to you.
Don’t equate product and service cost with the value to you. Some may increase the quality of your life, some may prevent disease, some may even your’s or someone else’s life. You can’t necessarily put s cost on those, but you can, a value – I have yet to hear of a patient being rushed to hospital in the back of an ambulance, their life, “touch and go” having had a massive hear attack or something equally life threatening – yet asking ‘what his or her insurance “payment” is’. You get my meaning. Equally, it makes sense that therapies that are effective but less expensive or less invasive should always be considered first.
Dr. Stephen Bray 2019