TMHS 054: Sleep Smarter – The Connection Between Sleep, Sex, Income, And Fat Loss

Initially I was surprised to find out that poor sleep quality has been linked to financial debt and lower income. In our culture, we’re led to believe that in order to be successful you’ve got to burn the midnight oil, keep working hard until you make it, and you can always sleep when you’re dead. And there lies the problem.

According to the research, if you’re not more mindful of your sleep quality, your chances of dying prematurely can skyrocket. And not only that, the very money that you’re sacrificing sleep to make, will be the same money you pay to try to get your health back again.

Today is a powerhouse show that’s going to help you optimize your sleep, be more productive, and add more vitality into your life. You’re going to learn incredible insights about the connection between sleep and sex, how sleep is the secret to long-term fat loss, plus a whole lot more. Fair warning: This may cause you to have the best sleep ever!

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why we tend to sacrifice sleep for other things (the truth).
  • Why sleep deprivation can cause an inability to lose weight.
  • How exercise gets you in WORSE shape temporarily.
  • The little-known connection between sleep and physical transformation.
  • How being overweight can damage your sleep quality.
  • What sleep apnea has to do with The Dark Knight Rises (funny, but true.)
  • Why you can sleep the “right” amount of hours but still wake up tired.
  • The truth about eating late at night (this is shocking!)
  • Why the clothes you wear to bed can drastically impact your health (ranging from cancer to low sperm count).
  • How sex and sleep are intimately related.
  • Why the hormone prolactin is strongly linked to sleep (and how to produce more of it.)
  • The surprising impact poor sleep quality can have on your finances.
  • How sleep deprivation impacts your brain’s higher functions.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

* Sleep Smarter – #1 Bestselling Book on Amazon (<- Get the book now!)
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  • Kathy Burton
    6 Jun 2014, 4:47 pm

    Hi Shawn, thanks for more relevant info. I haven’t had a chance to read the book yet, but wanted to know if you included any information on electric blankets and/or heated mattress pads. I know, buy the book, right? I have read about and experienced first hand how detrimental these items are to overall health and would love to know your thoughts.

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    • Shawn
      3 Mar 2015, 1:57 pm

      Hi Kathy, that’s definitely a great question. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to read the book by now. We do get into the dangers of EMFs in the bedroom but don’t dissect too much the use of electric blankets and such (it’s included in the potential problem!) We more so talk about a smarter way to create a sleep sanctuary free from these things 🙂

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  • Steve
    9 Jun 2014, 3:46 pm

    Great show as per normal a grand insight into the book which made me order right after the podcast . Its a great read about 50 pages to go , but you know what i dont want it to end. I am also trying out the topical magnesium tonight for the 1st time its from a company called Goodnight Spray http://www.betteryou.uk.com/Magnesium-Oil-Goodnight-Spray.I will let everyone know how it goes.

    once again thank you Shawn and Jade looking forward to the next one.

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  • Steve
    17 Jun 2014, 5:00 am

    Great show and I’m also enjoying the book. I was wondering if you had any blue light eliminating app suggestions for iPads. Most of my books are through the kindle app. I downloaded f.lux for my desktop but haven’t found anything for my phone or iPad. Thanks!

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    • Shawn
      3 Mar 2015, 1:59 pm

      Steve, we are going to be coming out with a resource bundle with the latest apps and things to better sleep soon!

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