Jun 17, 2019
In the first three parts of our series with sleep expert Matthew
Walker, Matt revealed the many reasons why we need sleep as well as
the many short- and long-term dangers of not sleeping enough. In
this special AMA episode, Matt comes back to provide a dissertation
on listener’s questions about HOW to sleep. He answers questions
from subscribers that largely focus on the practical and tactical
ways we can improve our sleep in terms of duration, quality,
consistency, and avoidance of the common things that are standing
in the way the best sleep possible.
TED Talk, and his favorite public speakers
are the current sleep trackers like Oura, Fitbit, etc.?
Is it bad
to eat food too close to bedtime? [15:30];
exercise impact sleep? [17:30];
appetite affected by our sleep quality? [21:30];
cortisol, and weight gain: An awful feedback loop of sleep
optimize your wind down routine: lights, temperature, &
alcohol disrupts sleep (and contributes to Alzheimer’s disease)
impact on sex hormones, and romantic relationships
accuracy, and minimizing the damage of shift work
partners: How to sleep in separate beds and retain a good
use sound machines and electrical stimulation to improve sleep?
ever be able to “supercharge” our sleep stages using technology?
is the best insurance policy for lifespan and healthspan
How (and how not) to use it for sleep improvement
dangers of sleeping pills, useful alternatives, and cognitive
behavioral therapy for insomnia [1:28:30];
and THC be used for sleep? [1:43:30];
haven’t we been able to develop a really effective sleeping aid?
get too much sleep? [1:55:50];
do (and not do) immediately following a terrible night of sleep?
consistent wake up time is king [2:14:30];
sleep speed up the aging process? [2:16:00];
different people be more (or less) resilient to sleep deprivation?
your optimal sleep schedule and determining your sleep chronotype
sleep efficiency and how to improve it [2:33:25];
insomnia: A counterintuitive approach [2:35:45];
parents improve the sleep of their kids? [2:41:30]; and
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