The Nuts and Bolts of a Good Night’s Sleep with Emerson Wickwire: PYP 202

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Emerson Wickwire, PhD, returns to the Plant Yourself Podcast to share his message of a good night's sleep.

In this show we focus on actionable advice:

What to do when you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, getting back to sleep, or waking up fully rested.

I used to be all about diet. Then I was all about diet and natural human movement. Then I became aware of the importance of environmental exposure, to nature and to extremes.

And Emerson has reminded me that the fourth leg of a healthy life is positive sleep.

We discuss:

  • ideal sleep patterns
  • the science of sleep and the biological drives that govern it
  • types of poor sleep
  • how our habits, lifestyles, thoughts, and environments contribute to our sleep problems
  • how to create a “sacred sleep cave” in your bedroom
  • how to design and stick to a daily pre-sleep routine
  • how to deal with late-night anxiety
  • the differences between cognitive and mindfulness approaches to rumination
  • why we're sleepier than we think we are (and why that's dangerous)
  • Emerson's sneaky “red flag” question to spot hidden depression
  • and much more…

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Links

Emerson's website

Jon Kabat-Zinn's mindfulness meditation

A free sample of mindfulness meditation

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