Episode 055: 10 Sleep Tips featuring Eirinn Carroll

Adequate sleep is necessary for physical renewal, hormonal regulation and growth. Sleep is also the number one natural performance enhancer available. Studies have shown that not getting enough sleep can lead to some pretty adverse health conditions. In this episode, Eirinn and Jon detail why sleep is important, the phases of sleep and what happens during each phase of sleep. Other topics discussed include.

  • What happens when we don’t get enough sleep
  • Beta amyloid and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Sleep and the cardiovascular system
  • Sleep and the effects on the brain
  • 10 Sleep rules

Studies and Articles Referenced

Matthew Walker article in The Independent: “What Happens to Your Body and Brian when You Don’t Get Enough Sleep” by Noah Friedman and Lamar Salter

HBR article: “Why Sleep is So Important” by Anne Field

Sleep.org article: “The Ideal Temperature for Sleep”

Philips “Sunrise Simulation” Alarm Clock on Amazon:

Social Media Links

The Pillars of Health on Instagram: @thepillars_of_health_pod

The Pillars of Health on Facebook: @thepillarsofhealthpod

Eirinn on Instagram: @eirinnkc

 

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Top 10 Takeaways from “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers”

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While I was away on vacation in St. Maarten I re-read one of the most encompassing books on stress there is out there. Reading about stress on vacation……..there’s a joke in there somewhere. Robert Sapolsky’s “Why Zebra’s Don’t Get Ulcers” is a must read and having done so originally around three years ago I decided I wanted to go a little more in depth this time. In between pina colada’s and laying out on a sun soaked beach I took a bunch of notes. I have narrowed it down to a top 10. Continue reading “Top 10 Takeaways from “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers””

How Long You Should Nap

Let’s face it. Naps are great! They’re almost as great as this scene from “Dumb & Dumber”…………..

Getting back on track. If you’re wondering how long you should nap and what is an optimal time for you take a look below and see why the length of your nap has a huge bearing on your productivity that day.

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