Sleep In to Get Thin with Shawn Stevenson

This episode features an interview with Shawn Stevenson; a sleep expert! In this interview we dive in to tons of crazy cool facts about why sleep is so important for your overall health and weight loss!

I was a liar when it came to sleep. I kept telling myself that I was fine; that I functioned just fine off of 4 hours of sleep. I was telling every one else that they should be getting 8 hours… thinking, “I’m just different. I do fine with the amount of sleep I get.” But in all honesty, I wasn’t fine. And then I started having a lot of issues… which I’ll dive into in the podcast. But I need to just be honest with you, and say that I am now having to repair the damage I caused to my brain from 20 years of thinking I was doing great on 4 hours of sleep.

So I brought on an expert. In this interview with Shawn Stevenson we dive in to the importance of sleep and how it specifically affects weight loss. A shift needs to occur in society so that we begin to value our sleep. We all think that if we’re not hustling 24 hours a day, we aren’t doing something right or we’re not going to be successful. We place no importance on sleep. And because of that, we are setting ourselves up for disaster.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Why society doesn’t value sleep and how we change that.
  • Specific research that shows why not enough sleep effects how much body fat we have.
  • What happens while you sleep that effects your weight.
  • How sleep deprivation effects glucose levels.
  • How HGH, or the youth hormone, is affected by lack of sleep.
  • Setting yourself up for success when it comes to going to sleep and staying asleep.
  • Quantity of sleep versus quality of sleep.
  • Energy and adrenal fatigue.
  • What to do when you’re wired tired.
  • Tips to help you fall asleep faster.
  • Why REM sleep is so important.

Shawns website >> http://theshawnstevensonmodel.com

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