If you aren’t getting the proper amount of good deep sleep your body needs each night, then you’re setting all of your health goals back. One of the most commonly overlooked aspects of living a healthy life is making sure to get your sleep each night. Jason Sani is back to chat about the most common sleep blocks and how you can overcome them.
Most people do not get the proper amount of sleep each night. Whether it’s because of late-night screen usage, a wandering mind, or distractions, sleep is an elusive thing for much of the population. Two of the easiest things for you to control are the amount of light you’re exposed to and the temperature of your room.
When your eyes are exposed to any light, you are less likely to sleep deeply. Make sure to close your blinds and turn off all of your devices at least 30-minutes before bed to signal your body to start the wind-down process. Also, for most people, the optimal temperature for good sleep is between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit.
Jason and I chat about the various dietary things you can do to enhance sleep and why sleep tracking is so important. Many of the things we put into our bodies directly affect the quality of the sleep we get. Each person is different, however, so having a good sleep and activity tracker will help you understand what is good and bad specifically for you.
If you’re just starting out on your health and wellness journey, know that you can take incremental steps toward changing your sleep habits. If you’ve been following your path for a while and have it a plateau, consider tracking your sleep to see if that is where your issue is. Jason and I share so many tips and tricks for getting better sleep each night. If this is one of your blocks, then you won’t want to skip this episode.
In This Episode:
[02:35] Sleep is an integral part of building health. Jason Sani is back to discuss.
[05:15] What has Jason done to help improve his sleep?
[07:03] Why stress and energy management is the foundation of good health and sleep is the concrete.
[09:30] Jason shares basics tips on how to get into a deep sleep.
[11:25] The most basic things that affect your sleep is the level of darkness you sleep in and the temperature.
[13:29] What are the things that get in the way of good sleep?
[15:35] Make sure you take time to be aware of how different things affect your sleep.
[16:48] Why don’t people get enough sleep?
[18:44] Sleep tracking is another way of figuring out how you can get the most effective sleep time.
[22:47] Happiness leads to feelings of peace, which also helps encourage deep sleep.
[24:56] Why is nose-breathing so important to health and sleep?
[27:31] How can you bring down the energy that you gain from caffeine?
[28:52] Learn how food affects your sleep cycle.
[31:30] Does Glycine help increase deep sleep?
[33:41] Don’t be too hard on yourself. Make changes slowly to create a better routine.
[36:06] Talor shares why he enjoys using the Oura ring for tracking his sleep.
[38:47] Why you should track rather than take other people’s word on what works.
[42:03] Learn how getting sunlight in the morning helps prepare you to sleep at night.
[45:22] Going outside and getting sun throughout the day is essential for a healthful life.
[48:23] Drinking a warm tea or decaf coffee after a meal can also help with getting your body ready for sleep.
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