Growth Island
Growth Island
Nov 26, 2020
#61: Greg Potter PhD - Easy to implement tips for better sleep
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Do you want better sleep? Well, then you might just have to stop wearing your sleep tracker!!! What???🤪 Was the whole point of a sleep tracker not to get better sleep? 😜 Yes it was! But turns out your sleep tracker might just be an additional reason you have poor sleep. Today's guest on the podcast Greg Potter has a Ph.D. in Sleep, Diet, and Metabolic health and is the second guest to point to the potential damages of sleep trackers (Dr. Michael Tompkins was the first) 😴But sleep trackers are only one of the aspects we touch on. We also go into several very concrete things you can do today to improve your sleep. 😴 Greg’s research has been featured by the likes of the BBC World Service, the Washington Post, and Reuters. He has coached a sprinter to four gold medals at the European Championships. He has also worked with groups such as The United States Naval Special Warfare Command on health and performance optimization. He is now Chief Scientific Officer for the digital health startup Resilient Nutrition. Shout out to Boomer, host of the podcast Decoding Superhuman for making the introduction to my today’s guest. Show Notes 0:30 Introduction to Greg Potter PhD 1:20 What got Greg interested in sleep, nutrition, and metabolism? 2:45 What’s a sleeping chronotype? 7:55 Where to start optimizing your sleep health 17:20 Weighted blankets for sleep 18:20 What are the main blocks of sleep quality 22:15 Why you shouldn’t worry before going to bed 26:00 Sleep interventions take time to work 27:10 Sleep tracking gadgets 30:07 The stages of sleep 37:30 What is the gold standard for sleep? 45:20 Sleep paralysis 48:15 Lucid dreaming 51:45 What is Resilient Nutrition? 1:00:15 Where can people find out more about you? 1:02:35 Greg’s final advice Connect with Greg Potter, PhD Research Gate LinkedIn Instagram Twitter Resources #46: Dr. Michael Tompkins – How we Sleep and the Quality of Sleep We Need Waking Up Resilient Nutrition CONNECT WITH MADS MISIAK FRIIS LinkedIn: Instagram: Find the episode at: 🖥️Website at Growth Island 🎧Your favorite podcast app under Growth Island 🎥Youtube under Growth Island If you like today’s episode, then please subscribe and leave a review so more people can learn about the podcast Proudly brought to you in collaboration with KRING and Nuna – a venture studio focused on building impact companies within the industries of Health, Wellbeing and Energy. – your personal coach utilizing artificial intelligence to help you structure your thoughts and feel great.
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