James Swanwick - Why Blue Light is Harmful to Your Sleep

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This week we welcome James Swanwick to the show. James Swanwick (born 1975) is an Australian-American journalist and television and podcast host based in Hollywood, California. He is best known as a former anchor on the Australia and New Zealand version of ESPN’s Sportscenter, which is produced out of ESPN’s global headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. He hosts a podcast titled The James Swanwick Show, and has authored three books. Swanwick is co-founder of international media agency Crocmedia.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • What’s the big deal with blue light?
  • What can we do to ensure that we stay asleep during the night?
  • What are the most common myths associated with sleep?

Stu ‎

This week, I’m excited to welcome James Swanwick. James is an Australian American investor, entrepreneur, speaker, health coach, former SportsCenter anchor on ESPN, and host of the James Swanwick Show podcast. He’s the creator of blue light blocking glasses called Swannies from Swanwick Sleep, which help people reduce their blue light exposure and ultimately sleep better. In this episode, we discuss the strategies, tools, and tips that help us to achieve deeper and more restorative sleep. Over to James.

01:20 Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition, and I’m delighted to welcome James Swanwick to the podcast. James, how are you mate?

James

01:27 Stu, I’m doing so well. Thank you so much for having me.

Stu

01:30 Thank you. Well, thank you for coming on. I’m really intrigued and interested in hearing your story and also talking a little bit about your passion for sleep as well. So before we get into that, and for all of our listeners that may not be familiar with you, I wondered if you could just tell us a little bit about yourself, thanks.

James

01:51 Yeah, well I’m an Australian American. I live in Venice Beach, California, and I was always a social drinker I guess you could say. I grew up in the Australian culture, having a couple beers each night and wine in the afternoon. Also, we’d have a bit of wine on the weekends. And then I quit drinking in 2010 just for lifestyle reasons, and my life’s been pretty fantastic since then. And I now help entrepreneurs, health conscious people either quit drinking for 30 days or 90 days, or just quit drinking forever. And then I also became somewhat of a sleep expert in that I help people sleep better. I have a sleep company called Swanwick Sleep, and I guess you could say I’m a health-preneur in as much as that I like to create businesses out of my health habits.

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https://180nutrition.com.au/180-tv/james-swanwick-interview/

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