#053: 10 Principles for Better Sleep

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Show Notes

01:15 - An overview of our Five Factors of Health
04:12 - Whether I think there’s been a cultural shift in our attitude toward sleep
10:00 - “Why We Sleep” [ https://amzn.to/2QZ8SIF ]
10:33 - Principle 1: Create a nightly routine
14:30 - Principle 2: No caffeine after noon
16:55 - Principle 3: Limit liquids two hours prior to falling asleep
17:40 - Principle 4: Turn off all screens an hour before lights out
19:09 - Talking about how good I am at keeping the phone away at night
20:04 - Principle 5: Bring room temperature down to 62° - 68°
20:27 - ChiliPad [ https://www.chilitechnology.com ]
20:53 - Principle 6: Lights out by 10pm
22:40 - Principle 7: Seek complete darkness & silence
26:20 - Principle 8: Wake up without an alarm, if possible
28:02 - Principle 9: Spend money on a good mattress, pillow, & blankets
28:59 - Gravity Blankets [ https://gravityblankets.com ]
30:20 - Principle 10: Track the quality & quantity of your sleep
31:38 - Whoop [ https://www.whoop.com/ ]

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