Remember that Robert Frost poem about “dark and lovely woods, with miles to go and promises to keep before one sleeps?”
Herein lies the problem. With social evolution and technological advancements, we have pushed sleep towards the bottom of our priority list. Ex-Navy SEAL Dr. Kirk Parsley joins Jesse this week for a candid discourse on sleep. From the pros and cons of biphasic sleep, to the importance of naps, to Doc Parsley’s personal experiences with sleep-deprived SEALs… This is an episode worth staying awake for.
Shifting gears from Robert Frost to Robert Kelly… Remember the song “I Believe I Can Fly”? Well, it turns out that believing you can get smarter, can actually make you smarter. In This Week In Neuroscience, Jesse gives us a lowdown on the concept of malleable intelligence – and why it’s something everyone should know about.
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Jesse introduces Dr. Kirk Parsley.
Doc Parsley's background in sleep study.
Navy SEALs and the Tactical Athlete Program.
Telling people to sleep more is a very unpopular message.
Optimizing sleep - the ideal vs the reality.
The science behind naps and the Nap Wheel.
Being sleep deprived and tired akin to being drunk.
Things that interfere with sleep.
The connection between sleep and nutrition.
Jesse and Doc Parsley discuss their experiences with Ketogenic diet.
Sleep Debt - can we ever catch up?
Optimize hygiene or optimize amount - what is the best way to optimize sleep?
Doc Parsley's sleep supplements.
Ruthless Listener Retention Gimmick: Loud noises can increase the risk of obesity.