In this episode we talk all about sleep including:
How sleep is one of the first things we sacrifice in our hectic lives and how it's not just the quantity, but the quality of our sleep that we're compromising.
We talk about the 4 stages of sleep and what's going on in each of them. Then we talk about how sleep cycles work as well as our circadian rhythms.
We talk about melatonin and the way it gets disrupted by all the artificial lights we're exposed to on a constant and relentless basis.
And then we move into how we can actually improve our sleep and for references I use The Primal Blueprint, by Mark Sisson, and Sleep: The Myth of 8 Hours, The Power of Naps, and The New Plan to Recharge Your Body and Mind, By Nick Littlehales.
We talk about the 90 minute cycle as well as the cycles per week approach to sleep. This includes altering our bedtimes to align with waking at the end of a cycle.
We talk about naps, or Controlled Recovery Periods (CRP's) as Littlehales calls them.
Next, we talk about a few other things that greatly impact your sleep quality: cell phones, your bedroom, your sleeping position, and your constant wake time.
And in our call to action we put all this newly gained knowledge to work and we improve our sleep.
I close the podcast with a list of side effects from poor sleep quality and quality to really convince you that improving your sleep is a worthy task.
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