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My conversation with Professor Luc Beaudoin on sleep

Youth Wellness & Performance Podcast

Release Date: 03/24/2019

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  • Major psychobiological influences of sleep

 

15:45

  • Chronotypes

 

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  • Aligning with your own circadian profile 

 

19:05

  • Transitioning into sleep/Sleep onset

 

22:00

  • sleep cycles
  • 25:15
    • As sleep progresses, more time is spent in REM sleep. 
      • more likely to remember morning dreams, because they are more frequent
      • Sleep pressure decreases as soon as we start sleeping
  • 26:15
    • Adenosine — chemical responsible for sleep pressure
  • 26:25
    • Caffeine 

 

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  • single night’s sleep vs segmented sleep patterns

 

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  • Transitioning out of sleep

 

33:25

 

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  • Emotions & insomnia 

 

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  • Questions from the crew
    • 44:15
      • What is the relationship between mental health & sleep?
    • 46:25
      • What are some strategies to calm worries and anxieties before sleep?
    • 48:30
    • 55:15
      • What strategies help us fall asleep after waking in the middle of the night?
    • 58:15
      • Is there such a thing as too much sleep?
    • 1:00:00
      • What is the ideal nap length?
    • 1:01:05
      • Is quality of sleep affected by sleeping drunk?
    • 1:01:45
      • Is quality of sleep affected by dehydration or hunger
    • 1:03:55
      • What are the long term effects of under-sleeping, and can you compensate by getting more the next night or on the weekend? 
    • 1:06:45
      • What is the ideal sleep environment? 
    • 1:10:00
      • As you get older, do you need less sleep?
    • 1:11:10
      • Do you solve problems in your sleep?
  • 1:12:20