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Why Sleep Matters, With Dan Pardi

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Podcast

Muhammad-AliOn today’s show, we’ve got sleep researcher, Dan Pardi. In addition to the obvious effects, Dan breaks down all of the unseen physiological and behavioral consequences of not getting enough sleep.

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Today’s Podcast Topics Include:

  • Why learning good information won’t change behavior
  • The Loop Model
  • The value of feedback from fitness coaching
  • Should you make small lifestyle changes or broad sweeping lifestyle changes?
  • The curse of knowledge
  • FACT: There is no correlation between your level of knowledge and your health
  • The impact of sleep loss on physiological and behavioral perspectives
  • Why consistent timing of your sleep matters
  • How your circadian rhythm affects your whole body
  • Tips for getting consistent sleep for a busy traveler
  • The truth about melatonin
  • How you can make a HUGE difference in your health by spending 30 minutes a day outside
  • Why you should think twice about wearing sunglasses
  • The role of fitness trackers in measuring sleep, fitness and wellness
  • Meditation
  • Supplementation (magnesium, valerian root, melatonin)
  • How your diet effects your sleep

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I loved having Dan on the show today. If you want to hear more from Dan,  check out his website, and on Twitter at @DansPlanHealth or Facebook.

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