TN50#76, Never too Tired to Talk About Sleep, 20 June 2022
Happy Monday and welcome to The Next 50 #76. I was texting with a client today about her OURA ring data being MIA. When I asked why she hadn’t put her ring on in a few weeks she had a good reason:
- Her husband had bought her a really cute ring that is on that finger while they were in Florence.
And a really good reason:
- “bc I feel like I know how to get good sleep and it’s not that cute” – I love this one.
This is an OG Client. Actually client #3, we have analyzed her sleep every which way and have figured out what works for her over years of working together. So the ring goes in the drawer for now but the ring can always come back out when needed.
For the rest of you let’s talk about Sleep. Actually, I will do you one better and let you listen to about 2 hours of what I would consider a Master Class on Circadian Clocks and Sleep.
IHMC Podcast, STEM Talk is a Tier 1 podcast for many Science related things, I always listen to their Human Performance related episodes and some of the broader topics as well, like America’s Hypersonic Arms race with China and Russia. Here are the links to the 2 episodes on SLEEP.
This episode has some great information regarding Circadian Clocks: to include the Master Clock, Peripheral Clocks and the more recent Social Clock (this may be a new concept for some of you but we are all dealing with it). Greg also covers the ins and outs of using Melatonin as a sleep aid and some simple options for shift workers to use in their quest for decent sleep.
In Part 2 Ken and Greg dive into more sleep specifics like insomnia, sleep apnea and the usefulness of a CPAP machine if you do have sleep apnea. They also dive into the bidirectional relationship between your EAT and your SLEEP, like time-restricted eating, nutrition and supplementation and a bit of a discussion on movement and sleep.
So, if you don’t feel like you have mastered your sleep and there are a bunch of you that I know haven’t (don’t make me name names!) give these two episodes a listen. As a bonus, Greg has a British Accent, which makes him sound really smart!
As always, please let me know any thoughts or comments you have on this and share the post with your team or anyone who might find it useful.
Have a good one, Alex