How do you think about sleep? Your favorite part of life? A necessary evil? A waste of precious time? Is it easy for you, or do you find it difficult? Or perhaps you haven't thought about it at all? Maybe it’s just an activity that’s part of your everyday routine, and it holds little value or meaning to you. If the latter be the case, keep on reading. As a matter of fact, keep on reading no matter what the case is. Your body, and more importantly your brain, need high-quality sleep to function optimally.
If you follow medical, or health & wellness trends at all, you might have noticed that the topic of sleep is getting a lot of attention over the past couple years. This is not only by design but also by necessity. We’re quickly learning that as our species is faced with more and more environmental, and social stressors that our need for sleep is becoming increasingly paramount. The quality and quantity of your sleep is perhaps the single most important element of a healthy lifestyle practice, along with diet and exercise.
In this episode, we look very specifically and thoroughly at every aspect of sleep, and most importantly - how to improve yours! The goal of this show is to change not only the way we sleep but the way we look at sleep. It should be considered a necessary daily practice, if not an art form, or even a beloved hobby.
This is a fact-filled interview with one of the world’s leading experts on the subject. I strongly recommend that you give this one a listen, or perhaps a couple listens, and incrementally apply each tool to your personal sleep practice.
Since sleep is something we all need to improve, please take a second to forward this episode to someone you know. Think of how much different the world could be if we weren’t all so terribly sleep deprived.
Thanks for counting sheep with me.
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Intro music: Jeordie White
Show notes: Tatiana Melo
Sound editing: Dustin Smith