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Each of us has an internal alarm clock called The Circadian Cycle. This “clock” like biochemical mechanism relies on light, hormones, and energy input and output to function 24 hours a day.
What we don’t realize is that the regulation of this circadian rhythm not only determines our sleep quality and quantity, but also significantly influences our hormone production, blood sugar regulation, brain and joint recovery and repair, our ability to burn fat and build muscle, ability to manage hunger and carvings, mood, cognitive function, immune system health, and the list goes on and on…
In a world of quick fix, magic bullet mentality, if there truly was a secret to how to live a longer, more energetic, and leaner life, it would be to optimize your sleep.
Today we dig into the core pillars of building an effective sleep routine with my friend and sleep expert Nick Riell.
In this episode we discuss:
- How much sleep do we need on a daily basis and 4 factors to consider when assessing the quality of sleep that we’re getting
- Sleep consistency and how to take back control of your schedule so that you can start to shift your sleep habits in your favor
- The morning and the evening recharge - 2 fundamental times to set the stage for a perfect nights sleep by implementing a few specific behaviors that will help you immediately improve your sleep
- And how what and when we eat can greatly impact our sleep quality
While we all know sleep is an important factor for health, I can confidently say that if more people truly prioritized their sleep by implementing even just a few of the tools that Nick and I discuss in this episode, we would be a much healthier population.
So without further ado, let’s jump in...
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