BH022: Finding The Sleep Solution With Dr. Chris Winter

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By Dr. Bret Scher. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

How to get a better night’s sleep is on the front of just about every magazine cover these days. New methods, products, and books promise a sleep experience like no other. But, few of these practices or gadgets get to the root cause of why people aren’t sleeping. My guest, Dr. Chris Winter, is an expert on sleep with over 25 years of sleep medicine and research experience. His book, The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It is a no-nonsense, practical guide to getting the sleep your mind is craving.

During our conversation, we discuss how insomnia is really a fear and overcoming the fear can be a cure, how so much of sleep hygiene and proper sleep starts in your mindset, the role of high-tech gadgets in sleep and how getting to the root cause is the key to sleep disorder treatment.

Key Takeaways:

[3:24] Dr. Winter investigates the different conditions that create issues for sleeping.

[6:21] Important aspects of sleep hygiene often misconstrued.

[22:35] How to nap correctly.

[27:25] The problems and benefits of sleep aids, pills and high-tech gadgets.

[51:21] Dr. Winter likes to illustrate points by sleeping in extreme places.

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The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It, by W. Chris Winter

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