Episode 351 of The Physical Performance Show is a rewired Expert Edition featuring Dr David Cunnington, Optimising Sleep for Health & Performance.
In this episode Dr David Cannington, Sleep Specialist, Medical Doctor and co-Director of the Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre debunks the concept of ‘rise and grind’ and explains why replacing it with ‘sleep in and win’ is a better approach.
Dr Cannington disregards the idea that there's such a thing as sleep hygiene, talks through restless leg syndrome, discusses the causes of insomnia and provides evidence-based information around how we can optimise our sleep.
As we very well know, everyone is different, but we all get the same 24 hours to make the most of each day. We know it can be so tough to squeeze in that training session or get the optimal amount of sleep into our busy schedule. But it does not have to be this way!
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“Sleep in and win.”
"Replace the Rise and Grind with Sleep-in and Win!"
“Don’t be sleep deprived and drive.”
“Sleep is one of those things in life that we can’t control.”
“As human beings we’re designed to sleep.”
“We need time off from getting stuff done.”
“Try to manage your respect for sleep.”
“We can’t make sleep come.”
“Sleep deprivation is broken down into involuntarily and voluntarily.”
“Sleep is designed to be disturbed from time to time.”
“People with tendency to worry are more likely to develop insomnia.”
“Be respectful of sleep, create an appropriate space and then be ambivalent on what happens in that space.” – Best Advice
“Be very conscious about blue light exposure once the sun's gone down”
“Drop a rule or sleep belief and cultivate your napping skills.” – Physical Challenge
Mark Allen - IRONMAN World Champion, Episode 139 of The Physical Performance Show
Dalai Lama – Spiritual Leader
John Kepertsin – Professor University of Boston
JA (John Allan) Hobson – Harvard Medical School Professor
LinkedIn: @David Cunnington
Twitter: @David Cunnington
Website: Dr. David Cunnington
02:56 Dr David Cunnington’s typical week and bio
06:58 Approach to solving sleep problems
11:05 What happens in sleep cycle
18:50 Sleep Deprivation – categories and effects
22:03 Habits to make sleep easier
26:35 Role of Temperature and Lighting in your space
31:30 Causes of Insomnia
33:30 Restless Leg Syndrome
35:00 Suggestions for getting up in the morning
41:20 Tips on sleep when travelling
44:57 Caffeine and Alcohol Effects
47:07 Best Advice
49:55 Screen Use – how can it affect sleep
52:30 Effectiveness of Melatonin and measurables
56:25 Role of sleep in bone density
57:50 Physical Challenge
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