Why Sleep is So Important for Your Brain + 10 Tips for a Better Sleep Tonight!
SLEEP: Uber Important, So Often Overlooked!
Losing sleep is a BIG brain no-no. In fact, your brain craves sleep second only to oxygen and water... and even more than food! Yet, sleep is so easy to deprioritize, overlook, and lose.
On today's episode we discuss the ever-growing body of sleep research which all points to the same fundamental: sleep is critical for proper brain (and body) functioning.
In this episode, we cover:
Why is sleep important for your brain? 00:22
What happens to your brain if you are sleep deprived? 01:29
Why many capacities including your IQ gets compromised when you lose sleep! 02:36
Getting a better night's sleep:
Tip #1 - Proper Conditions for Sleep 03:36
Tip #2 - When & Why to Exercise for Better Sleep 04:05
Tip #3 - When & What to Eat for Better Sleep 04:24
Tip #4 - Avoiding Alcohol for Better Sleep 04:45
Tip #5 - Avoiding Screen Time for Better Sleep 05:09
Tip #6 - The Importance of Darkness for Sleep 05:48
Tip #7 - The Ideal Room Temperature for Better Sleep 06:27
Tip #8 - White Noise for a Better Sleep 06:54
Tip #9 - Pre-Sleep Routines & Tricks 07:19
Tip #10 - When All Else Fails: Look Into Melatonin 07:41
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