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EP017: How Sleep Changed My Body, Mind And Life And 15 Strategies To Change Yours

How much are you sleeping? It’s a question that the average American answers with 6.8 hours (this is a statistics – most people don’t actually know the exact amount of sleep they getting) which is down by about an hour from the 1940s, and continues to drop. Sleep is the magic potion that helps improve your body, cognitive function, health, performance, and even your relationships. Yet many people tend to brush it off because it’s not as sexy as a superfood, supplement, or transformation exercise program. If you are one of those people, it’s time to change your view of sleep and start making time for it.

In this podcast I share how and why I went from a guy who slept less than 4-5 hours per night to a regular 8-hour per night sleeper. And dive into the science behind why sleep is important. I also outline a few strategies that you can implement right now to help improve the quality of your sleep.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • How I went from a hustler and active member of #TeamNoSleep to crashing and burning – and how I got out of that hole
  • How I started training less and sleeping more, and why that help me get leaner, stronger and happier This may be the bottleneck keeping you from seeing results
  • How sleep affects your relationships more than you can probably imagine
  • Why people like The Rock, Diddy and 50 Cent can sleep less but still get a ton done – and what they could actually achieve if they slept more
  • Why sleep is the missing ingredient in long-term fat loss This is clinically-proven
  • Why going to bed at the right time is more important than how many hours you sleep
  • Why the first and last 90 minutes of the day make or break your entire day, and how to make it count
  • Why poor sleep quality depresses brain function and leads to poor performance at work
  • How to calm your mind so you can fall asleep faster
  • What mineral deficiency can cause severe sleep problems (and how to fix it)
  • Why caffeine in the morning can be a good thing but taking it later in the day can crush your sleep — unless you have _____
  • My ritual of the Russian Bath House and how you can re-create this in your home and sleep like a baby
  • The $8.99 investment that was a game changer for my sleep
  • What Buddy Morris considers his #1 tactic to health, and why he recommends doing it naked
  • What foods to eat to get the nutrients you may be deficient that may currently be sabotaging your sleep

RESOURCES AND LINKS:
LeanKit: See Your Work Flo
Onnit Supplements (For Sleep)Book: Sleep Smarter – 21 Essential Strategies To Sleep Your Way To A Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success (Shawn Stevenson)
Sleep Mask
Bedside Lamp Smart Morning Wake Up
Quarterly BioHack Box

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