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Dr. Andrew Huberman

Andrew Huberman on How Nutrition, Exercise, Tech & Sex Affect Your Sleep EP 1455

How Important Your Rest Truly Is

In this episode, Dr. Andrew Huberman, a neuroscientist at Stanford University, discusses how to become better sleepers. He highlights the importance of understanding the factors that affect sleep quality. One key aspect he mentions is the role of light exposure, emphasizing the significance of getting sunlight in the morning to regulate sleep-wake cycles. Dr. Huberman also addresses the individual differences in caffeine sensitivity and advises understanding one’s own reaction to caffeine for better sleep planning. Additionally, he explores the benefits of napping, particularly with elevated ankles, which is suggested to enhance the glymphatic system’s clearance of waste from the brain. Lastly, Dr. Huberman provides insights on managing pre-bedtime anxiety, suggesting that channeling it into productivity can be beneficial.

“Until you are sleeping long enough and deeply enough, 80% of the nights of your life, you are functioning sub-optimality.” @hubermanlab  

“One of the best things I ever did for my sleep was keep my phone out of the room." @hubermanlab  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How important is good sleep?
  • How bad is it to watch TV at night?
  • What is the best position to sleep in?
  • What is harmful about being too hungry or too full right before bed?
  • What does sex do for sleep?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How sleeping poorly negatively affects you.
  • The main things that prevent you from sleeping well and how to fix them.
  • How nutrition and exercise affect sleep.
  • What is happening in the brain when we sleep.
  • Plus much more…

Show Notes:

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