Dec 23, 2018 10:01:10

Sleep: The biggest revelation of 2018

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This conversation by Joe rogan and Matthew Walker completely changed my outlook on sleep. 

And as Matthew said: "Sleep is the greatest legal performance enhancing drug that most people are probably neglecting". If you're getting enough sleep, you're guaranteed to do everything better the next day than if you're sleep deprived.

After this revelation, I started noticing more people preach the importance of sleep. 

Lebron James, the great basketball player on the planet right now, and with his top-secret trainer repeatedly emphasized the importance of sleep on Tim Ferriss' podcast.

J.K Rowling hilariously asked to piss off after they published an article saying the world's most successful people start their day at 4 a.m.

So why has mother nature designed us in such a way that we need to spend one third of our life being sleep?

According to Matthew Walker, wakefulness, compared to sleep, is low level brain damage. So sleep offers a repair mechanism for this.

When you're asleep, there's a sewage system in the brain that cleanses the brain of all the toxins that have accumulated throughout the day. So the the less you sleep – the more this plaque builds up

FYI do you know Insufficient sleeps is the most significant lifestyle factor for determining whether or not you’ll develop Alzheimer’s Disease!!

Yes, let's do away with the mantra: "You can sleep when you're dead." 

Short sleep predicts all cause mortality. The shorter your sleep on average, the shorter your life.

Matthew actually suggested a few ways to get a good night sleep, if only we follow the advice:

1) Go to bed at the same time every night. Your circadian cycle will tell you when it's time to sleep.

2) Stay away from all screens at the last hour of the day. Turn off most lights in your house during this time too.

3) Your brain needs to drop its temperature 2-3 Β°F in order to sleep so keep your room cool.

4) Take a warm bath. When you get out, you have a massive dump of heat from the body, and the core body temperature plummets.

5) Don’t go to bed too full, and don’t go to bed too hungry

That's it! 

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    @davidnge well, one can get up at 4am and still be rested! it just depends on what time you falls asleep :-))) if at 9pm, you have good 7 hrs

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Feb 04, 2019 19:28:08
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    @davidnge Thanks for the reminder that sleep is very important. I'm going to take a listen to that podcast episode. I have been focusing on improving sleep myself. I agree with your tips. I am taking a biohacking approach. I am using a Fitbit and an Oura ring to track sleep because without tracking it's difficult to tell what kind of sleep you have each night. By the way, if you are interested in other health topics I would recommend listening to Joe Rogan's interview with Dr. Andrew Weil. This guy is absolutely fascinating.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Dec 23, 2018 15:50:04
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      @brandonwilson thanks! I'll check it out

      David nge avatar David nge | Dec 24, 2018 02:31:50
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