Dealing with Insomnia: Sleep Solutions for Crisis Times with Greg Potter

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Our first conversation is one of the most downloaded episodes of the podcast! Greg Potter PhD returns for a discussion about the effects of COVID-19 on sleep, what to do about stress induced insomnia, formulas for behavior change leading to better sleep, and Resilient Nutrition.

Who is Greg Potter, PhD?

Greg Potter’s PhD work at the University of Leeds on sleep, diet, and metabolic health was featured by the likes of the BBC World Service, the Washington Post, and Reuters. Greg has a BSc and an MSc in Exercise Physiology from Loughborough University, where he coached a sprinter to four gold medals at the European Championships. Greg has also worked with groups such as The United States Naval Special Warfare Command on health and performance optimization. He is now Chief Scientific officer for a digital health startup.

Highlights

[5:23] COVID-19 and Sleep Disturbance

[10:14] Tracking Data for Health and Sleep Optimization

[18:46] What metrics matter

[28:40] Beating Anxiety induced Insomnia

[39:03] Optimizing the Sleep-Wake Cycle

[45:48] Creating a sleep routine

[52:30] Sleep Supportive Nutrients and Supplements

[1:02:10] Resilient Nutrition

Resources

Chrononutrition: Optimal Meal Timing for Epic Energy, Focus and Body Composition with Greg Potter

Sleepio App

Tobias Lundgren Bull’s Eye Exercise

VO2 max Cooper Test

Restwelle Melatonin

Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index

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