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How Sleep Affects Our Performance: Episode 014
Feb 12, 2020 · 52 min
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Did you know that there are a lot of misconceptions regarding what is and what isn’t normal sleep? Well, I’ve invited Dr. Yishan Xu, a licensed clinical psychologist, sleep specialist, and founder and director of the Mind & Body Garden Psychology clinic in San Francisco to let us in on the secrets to better sleep! In this episode she helps us guys understand the top three sleep challenges we face. You just gotta listen in to how these three challenges affect our sleep, performance, and health. We talk about sleep behaviors before, during, and after you go to bed, how they can help or harm our health and well-being, and techniques that helps us get those much-needed Z’s back under control. Dr. Xu also explains the differences we face regarding our sleep and health compared to women. We also chat about shift-work occupations, nighttime eating challenges, and the use of medical devices and various treatment approaches that may enhance our sleep. Oh yeah, and we also chat a good amount about how food, eating patterns, liquids, and you guessed it, how caffeine and alcohol play a role in our sleep and health. She also has her own podcast called Deep Into Sleep to help us with our sleep complications. 

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