When we sleep, our brain engages in a process that rewires our thinking and allows it to activate new neurons. Without enough sleep, making new connections or thinking creatively is challenging, and this damages our productivity in the long run. Sleep deprivation also causes negative health side effects, such as reduced learning skills, increased risk for chronic diseases, and poor cognitive performance. Join this conversation with Dr. Audrey Wells and learn how a good sleep pattern can supercharge your productivity as an entrepreneur.
Dr. Wells is a sleep medicine physician and mindset coach on a mission to help people
*finally* get the deep sleep they deserve.” She is also boarded in obesity medicine and does counseling on intermittent fasting techniques. Dr. Audrey is passionate about all things that are sleep-related and can speak on how sleep affects our physical health, emotional health, financial health, creativity, productivity, and relationships. Her perspective is that of a doctor, so she brings science and a depth of clinical experience to the table. Through Super Sleep MD (supersleepmd.com), Audrey works with people who are struggling with their sleep apnea treatment (often CPAP). She offers professionally curated information, group coaching, and courses/mini-courses. Through BOSS My Thoughts (bossmythoughts.com), she works with high-achieving individuals who are sacrificing their sleep for perceived productivity and have trouble turning off their brains at night. Tune in and learn more in this conversation!
During this episode, you will learn about;
[00:00] Episode intro and a quick bio of the guest; Dr. Audrey Wells
[02:30] Who Dr. Audrey is, and how she got into where she is.
[04:10] Association between obstructive sleep apnea, obesity, and Pulmonary dysfunction
[07:00] Her recommendations on when you should have your last meal/drink for the day
[08:40] Why do you become so thirsty at night
[09:21] Is it normal to wake up at least twice to use the bathroom?
[10:02] Making your body tired through exercise for a better sleep
[11:59] Audrey’s take on sleeping devices
[15:36] Why entrepreneurs should prioritize their sleep
[17:40] Tracking the performance and productivity of sleep-deprived entrepreneurs
[21:44] The evening routine you should start having for a better sleep
[26:30] Giving your brain some moments of peace
[27:50] Why you may consider sleeping in a separate room from your spouse
[32:45] What research has talked about sleep supplements and pills
[40:22] Dangers of squeezing your sleep in pursuit of success
[44:35] How you can reach out, connect and get Audrey’s services
[46:33] Calls to action
● About 80% of people diagnosed with sleep apnea also fall into obesity or overweight.
● Everybody sleeps, but not everybody sleeps well. [04:30]
● Not having enough sleep affects your appetite. It increases your craving for things
that are high in salt, sugar, and fat. [06:11]
● Exercising is one way to prepare for sleep. The body needs to be tired to get a nice
sleep. However, it’s important to have good timing of your exercises. [10:17]
● At least seven hours of regular sleep schedule is recommended for adults in order to
maximize their productivity. [18:17]
● Sleep is not just passive relaxation. So many active processes go on during your
Thank you for listening to FROM MD To Entrepreneur Podcast
Tune in every Wednesday, 5 AM PST.
Follow Us on our socials