Sleep Quality and Sleep Cycles, Why Your Wearable Can’t Control Your Sleep, How to Overcome Insomnia, and Much More with Suzanne Byrne!
We spend about one third of our life doing it or attempting to do it. I'm talking about sleeping. Sleep is one of the most important pillars of health, longevity, and peak performance. And research shows it's not the number of hours of sleep that we get that matters most. If we want to be more productive, stronger, and happier, we need to focus on optimizing the quality of our sleep.
Amongst other, high quality sleep helps improve brain function, protects our heart, balances our hormones, fights fat and boosts athletic performance. Half of all people in America say they suffer from insomnia and millions are using prescription medications for sleep. Sadly, those pills have a long list of side effects and don't address the root problem of why people can't sleep in the first place.
That's why I'm very excited today to speak to Suzanne Byrne, an expert on sleep and peak performance. Suzanne has been implementing effective fatigue management programs with professional and high performance athletes and teams for a decade. She has worked with sports teams and major leagues around the world, including the NBA, NHL and NFL, in addition to multiple university, Olympic and national teams.
Suzanne herself is a former NCAA volleyball player and award winning athlete. She has a recently co-authored the groundbreaking book Inconvenient Sleep: Why Teams Win and Lose, to help educate the readers on the importance and complexities of sleep and how sleep affects performance.
In this conversation, you'll learn...
-How Suzanne got into sleep studies...03:05
Sleep research is very new, only started in 1940
American sleep researcher and founder of the Sleep Research Center at Stanford University William C. Dement
Book: Inconvenient Sleep
Helzberg's EEG in the 1930's paved the way to brain mapping while sleeping