What is a sleep chronotype and why do I need to know mine? How can I know my sleep efficiency and what percentage should I aim for? What sort of mattress should I be sleeping on? How does intermittent fasting impact sleep? Are devices before bed a no-go?
Dr. Michael Breus, “The Sleep Doctor”, joins us for the second time on the SuperAge podcast to dive further into these questions. No matter what kind of sleeper you are or what kind of lifestyle you live, Dr. Breus breaks down some key things that we should be focusing on to optimize our sleep.
What you will learn from this episode:
-The different sleep chronotypes and how to find out what chronotype you are
-The optimal sleep efficiency percentage we should aim for
-Dr. Breus’ healthy morning routine
-How to pick the perfect mattress for you (and for your sleep partner)
-How intermittent fasting impacts sleep
-How to stop waking up at 2am from hunger
-Whether using devices before bed is bad for our sleep
-What to do if we have difficulty waking up in the morning
“Your brain doesn’t go into park when you sleep. It kind of goes into 2nd/3rd gear. You actually use as much glucose during REM sleep as you do when you’re awake.”
“My favorite saying is, ‘Sleep is a lot like love; the less you look for it, the more it shows up.’ “
“I can teach everyone a gazillion tricks of ways to sleep but at the end of it all, you can sleep! Everybody can.”
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Find out your sleep chronotype here: http://chronoquiz.com/
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