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TMHS 004: Help Me Sleep! – 21 Ways To Cure Your Sleep Problems (Part 1)

In this episode we go in-depth on specific strategies to help you sleep. It’s been reported that nearly 50% of our society has problems sleeping, so this is a HUGE topic to cover.

It’s a huge issue, but most people with sleep problems aren’t talking about it. They just get used to not having energy, feeling foggy headed, and dragging themselves through the day.

Most of us are unaware that poor sleep quality is linked to weight gain, diabetes, memory loss, depression, and even cancer.

Lack of sleep is serious business, so if you’re not sleeping well then this show is going to be a lifesaver.

One of the first things that my clients report to me, whether they came in for a heart condition, weight loss, or something else, is that they are sleeping better. The quality of your sleep is a big determinant of your health and vitality. And if you’re not sleeping well then you’re not healing well.

In my popular article on the topic of sleep I covered 21 powerful tips to help you get the best sleep ever. We’re about to take that list to another level with this special 3-part series kicking off today with part-1.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why there’s a proven link between poor sleep quality and obesity.
  • Why being in an “anabolic state” is important and how sleep makes it happen.
  • How sunlight influences your hormones to help you sleep better.
  • What hazardous spectrum of light from your electronic devices is giving you major sleep problems.
  • A free app for your electronic devices that can protect your sleep hormone cycles.
  • Why the *half-life” of caffeine can be wrecking your sleep.
  • What thermoregulation is and why your body does it.
  • What the perfect room temperature for getting the best sleep is.
  • How you can get more rejuvenating effects of sleep by going to bed at this specific time.
  • Why creating a sleep cycle is so beneficial and how to do it.

Items Mentioned in this podcast include:

*Sleep is integral to weight loss – Study suggests 

*Sleep problems? Here’s 21 tips to get the best sleep ever 

*F.lux – Better lighting for your computer 

*Sony alarm clock – Speaker dock with dimmer

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  1. Whitney on 05/31/2013 at 11:01 AM

    I listened to this yesterday during my workout, and I came to a lot of conclusions. Do you remember when i first came into your office? I had just come off of a training for a figure competition. Listening to this made me realize part of why it took so much for my body to transform…..i had figured it out before, but listening to this confirmed it….I was working out 3-4 times per day! 45 minutes of cardio in the morning, running on my lunch hour, meeting with my trainer after work and going to lift weights immediately after… I did that for 6 months. And my sleep pattern was destroyed. Fast forward, now I realize that my health is waaay more important than a look. You can look great on the outside and feel crappy on the inside. lol. Now that I’m in school I am working on adjusting to my new schedule and I am working on getting my sleep back in order. Now I really don’t feel so bad for coming home to nap today vs going to the gym. working out tired would be a waste of time. Sleep it is! Thanks shawn!

    • Shawn on 05/31/2013 at 3:16 PM

      Whitney, that’s a POWERFUL realization! The place I hope for all of us to get to is having a clear connection and listening to our body… I’m mean REALLY listening without a preconceived filter. Our body will always guide us on the actions we need to take. You rock, Whitney!

    • LaKesha on 06/07/2013 at 12:50 AM

      I can relate. I did 2-3 hours or hardcore cardio at least 6 days a week for 2 years and slept maybe 4 hours a night. Shawn called me “tired but wired”. lol!

  2. whitney on 05/31/2013 at 4:12 PM

    You ROCK MORE Shawn. lol…but thanks 😉

  3. LaKesha on 06/07/2013 at 12:46 AM

    I heard something new listening to this that I think I may have missed before. I have been getting to sleep earlier than my old patterns, but its inconsistent. Some nights its 9 or 10 and others it ranges from 11 or 12. Why is it that when Friday night, the end of the work week, the hallelujah day arrives, I can’t keep my eyes open past 8 pm if I’m home, like a little old lady? My new goal is to set a specific time to go to bed every night.

    • Shawn on 06/07/2013 at 12:22 PM

      I think that’s an AWESOME plan to go with. I just heard a wonderful podcast yesterday with a mom who’s doing some major things in business WHILE homeschooling her 3 kids… I was like, NO WAY… But she’s uncovered a successful way to make this happen.

      One of her major steps is following a specific time that she goes to bed and gets up everyday no matter what. Of course, things aren’t always going to be perfect, and she talks about how to handle that too. Her name is Crystal Paine, and you can check her out right here:

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    Hi there. A certain type of tea was mentioned in this, or another, podcast, but I can’t figure out what it is called. Can anyone help?

    There was also another yoga-type exercise mentioned, again can’t recall the name or how it is spelled, and searching for “yoga” on the website didn’t find what I was looking for.


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