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2: Who Needs Sleep, Anyway…. (Part 1)

Jul 1, 2019 | Season 1, Uncategorized


Sleep is this mysterious and necessary part of our daily life. Did you know we spend 1/3 of our life sleeping? And that 2/3 of adults in developed nations get less than 8 hours of sleep each night? In this episode, we cover why sleep is essential, why it makes you hotter, how to hack your sleep, the big sleep debate, and of course, our favorite hacks!

1:20 – Welcome to episode 2!
1:58 – Did you know we spend 1/3 of our life sleeping?
3:15 – Why is sleep important
4:24 – What happens when we get a good night's sleep
6:10 – How does sleep make you hotter
6:56 – Sleep affects ghrelin and leptin hormones
8:10 – How poor sleep affects blood sugar regulation
10:32 – Study: People that slept more were found to be more attractive
11:26 – Study: When group improved sleep, without changing diet or exercise, they lost weight
11:46 – Overall health benefits from sleeping well and the negative effects when you skimp on sleep
13:15 – Those that sleep less than 6-7 hours of sleep each night, doubles your risk for cancer
13:40- The link to cardiovascular concerns and mental illness
14:13 – How do you know if you're getting enough quality sleep
14:55 – Dr. Michael Breus and the 4 Sleep Chronotypes
15:42 – Lauren's Sleep Chronotype
16:09 – Renee's Chronotype
17:43 – Ask yourself these important questions to assess your sleep
18:34 – Take the Sleep Chronotype Quiz at
18:54 – Renee's journey into discovering the importance of sleep
21:25 – How much time do you need to spend in Deep Sleep vs REM Sleep
21:49 – How Lauren is hacking her sleep
22:53 – The difference between time in bed and actual sleep time
24:11 – What happens when sleep deprivation occurs
25:40 – The big sleep debate
27:24 – Top causes of poor sleep
28:01- The perfect nap length
30:28 – Check out part 2 of this episode for our top 8 sleep hygiene tips and our Q&A!

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