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How To Know if Your Sleep Hygiene is Optimal

Probably, most everyone reading this has heard the term “sleep hygiene”, but what does it really mean? It obviously has to do with sleep, but it’s a bit nebulous as to how to do it, and if you're doing it right. Well, rest easy. By the end of this blog, you’ll be crystal clear about […]
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Mitigating Jet Lag

What Are Some Ways We Can Mitiate Jet Lag? Mitiagting Jet lag: If you fly a lot, have may have noticed that it screws up your sleep. The more time zones you cross, the more damage and struggle. The experience was captured in the film, Lost in Translation, where the circadian inversion of traveling to […]
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Don’t Sleep With Your Smart Phone

Be it on a podcast or elsewhere, you’ve likely heard me talk about where the smartphone needs to go at night. Yes, sure, you use the alarm to wake you up. That’s fine. But the phone goes in the drawer. Not in a nightstand. Don't sleep with your smartphone.  In 2015, the Bank of America funded […]
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Why Should I Care About Sleep?

Why Should I Care About Sleep? The answer is simple. The quality of your life depends on it. I am very happy to say that I have noticed a significant uptick in the number of information people are putting out about sleep—including sleep gadgets—in the 8 years, I’ve been speaking about sleep. Many of us […]
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Health and Performance- MORE Sleep

What role does sleep have in promoting health and performance?  Let’s consider Ironman triathletes.    With the pros, it’s not uncommon to hear them brag about getting 10 to 12 hours a sleep per night. And maybe a nap in the day. “All I do is eat, sleep and train,” you hear them say.  Contrast […]
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What You Should Know About Your Circadian Rhythm

Many people have heard of the concept that humans use the sun to adjust their biological clock. The overall driver of the biological clock is the circadian rhythm controlling SCN (suprachiasmatic nucleus for you neuro geeks out there)—often called the “master clock”.  But what does that really mean, what does the “master clock” really control, […]
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The Importance Of Sleep For Performance

Featured on Episode 241 for Barbell Shrugged
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TBI and Sleep

Traumatic brain injury here in the U.S. when it comes to our soldiers and veterans. According to DOD numbers, there more than are 347,000 in PTSD’s grip.  For combat soldiers, exposure to explosives and other brain injury dangers are a hazardous part of the job. In addition to the myriad symptoms of TBI, from dizziness […]
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Sleep Studies- What You Should Know

Since I am considered a “sleep expert” by many, I usually get news articles sent to me (on a daily basis) that have something to do with sleep. Occasionally, I am sent peer-reviewed studies, regarding sleep. Every great once and a while, I will get bombarded with something in between - usually when the information […]
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Sleep basics: 101

I will do my best to not make this into a scientific diatribe—there are better ways to help people fall asleep! However, we’ll talk enough science to allow most anyone to understand the important parts of our biology associated with sleep. Most of you have probably heard of the term; “circadian rhythm”, and know that […]
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