Episode 017: When looking at creating health, the importance of sleep is one aspect that people often neglect. You can have a fantastic diet, exercise regularly and manage your stress well, but if you are not sleeping properly it will start to take its toll on your body.
This week’s episode of Real Health Radio is all about how to improve your sleep. I go through lots of suggestions on how you can getting better quality sleep, as well as talking about why different issues can come up and how to remedy them. I also talk about sunlight and how daytime activities affect your sleep.
Here’s what I talk about in this podcast episode:
2:00 Why sunlight is important for health (and sleep)
4:30 How different light spectrums affect health
7:50 How light and dark affects us across a day
11:15 What happens while you sleep
13:40 Some of the benefits of sleep
17:50 Why TV’s and laptops can cause such a problem
21:35 When to go to sleep, wake up and the number of hours you need
27:30 What happens if you need to look at a screen before bed?
31:45 How food intake affects sleep and how to improve it
40:05 How to use light therapy to assist sleep
45:05 The problem with waking in the night to urinate
49:20 How exercise can impact on sleep
51:55 How Epsom salt baths can help sleep
Links I refer to in this show:
Thanks for Listening!
Thanks so much for joining this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!
If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see on this page.
Also, please leave an honest review for The Real Health Radio Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.
And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.
Thanks for joining me on this episode. Here is a link to see the other shows. Until next time!
Follow Chris on Facebook and Twitter.
Chris Sandel is the founder of www.seven-health.com. He is a nutritionist, working with clients on a one-on-one basis, as well as creating online trainings and products about health and nutrition. He is the author of The Health Trap: Why "Healthy" Eating Isn't Always Healthy which is available on Amazon UK and Amazon USA.
Chris has three free emails series. One is on how to quit dieting. One is on simple tests you can do at home. And the other is his take on the world's healthiest foods.