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Apr 09, 2019 16:25:34

Yes sleep is that important

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Brandon Wilson

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Any time I read a post in which someone references not getting enough sleep I pounce on it. I admit I was guilty of the same thing. What's the harm? Only an hour or two short. Make it up on the weekend, right? 

The science is clear. We have an abundance of human and animal studies that demonstrate the deleterious (word of the day) effects of not getting good quality sleep every night. 

I read Matthew Walker's book Why We Sleep, which is full of so much great information. But, maybe you don't have time to read that book cover to cover. Instead I offer you the latest episodes of Dr. Peter Attia's podcast The Drive. Dr. Attia conducted an extensive interview with Matthew Walker, and he is releasing it in three parts. 

Here is Part 1

Here is Part 2

Part 3 will be released on Monday, 4/15.

This should be required listening for anyone who needs to sleep (Yep, that's YOU.) If you already listen to podcasts, this is a no-brainer. If you have never listened to a podcast, now is a good time to dive in. 

After listening to these episodes, you will most certainly have a newfound appreciation for sleep. Hopefully that knowledge will lead to action. Everyone can do a better job of prioritizing sleep. Yes, it's that important.

My Oura ring displayed a sleep score of 95 (out of 100) last night. I had 8 hours 33 minutes of sleep time, 2 hours 22 minutes of REM sleep, and 1 hour 50 minutes of deep sleep. I felt great all day today. What are all the tips and tricks I'm using? You'll have to wait for the ebooks. Don't worry, they will be free.

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    @brandonwilson Thanks! much needed.The other day i researched " how long can I take a nap?" and I stumbled on Matthew explaining the importance of sleeping. Although, practicing it will be a challenge :D

    macchiata avatar macchiata | Apr 11, 2019 18:32:11
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    @brandonwilson And here I am, not going to sleep because I want to catch up on all of today's posts.

    But yeah, I don't need those podcasts, I'm 100% on board the get-your-sleep train.

    Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Apr 11, 2019 01:34:56
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      @gabrielgreco Glad to hear it! I came late to the train, but now that I'm on I'm definitely not getting off.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 10, 2019 19:21:50
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    @brandonwilson - Sleep is in close competition with gut bacteria at the #1 spot no?
    Thanks for the reminder and sharing the podcast. Going to listen to this. I think I heard the guy on Joe Rogan. That was an interesting interview too.

    Could you share the type of oura ring you recommend? I use Fitbit to monitor sleep but I can't take the Bluetooth anymore.

    Keni avatar Keni | Apr 09, 2019 19:35:30
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      @keni Yes I agree, although I think improving sleep is easier than improving gut health and certainly would provide more benefits in the near term. I think all the variations of the Oura ring do the same thing, so the price difference is just for cosmetic preference. I'm extremely happy with the Oura ring for sleep tracking.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 09, 2019 17:12:16
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