Optimal sleep, while necessary to thrive, isn’t always easy to achieve. Sometimes it can feel like that elusive unicorn when insomnia, anxiety, or any of the many variables in life get in the way.
In today’s episode, Emily and Betsy talk about their individual challenges and solutions in the endless pursuit of a good night’s rest. From meditation to digital detoxes, ideal bedroom environments and nutrition influences – it’s all a big puzzle.
We’d love to hear what helps or hinders you from getting a good night’s sleep.
- Bed times, wake times, and all the variables that affect them
- The time you were born and peak optimal energy time
- Bedroom environments for optimal sleep
- Shutting off thoughts and winding down with music, headphones, and meditation
- Caffeine, sugar, and alcohol and their impact on sleep
- Our dinnertime rituals that can impact our sleep
- Tools to help ease into sleep
- The role of food when it comes to insomnia and other sleep disturbances
- Sleep deprivation
- Nap or no nap?
- New Age Ambient Channel on Pandora
- Betsy’s Favorite Hypnosis Channels: Jody Whiteley and Michael Sealey
- ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) Meditation
- Sleep With Me Podcast
- AcousticSheep Headphones
- Caffeine Free Coffee Substitutes: Teeccino, Dandy Blend
- Epsom Salt Foot Soaks
- Tim Ferriss’ Evening Routine for Optimal Relaxation and Sleep
- Determine Your Dosha Quiz
- The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington
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