#61: Greg Potter PhD – Easy to implement tips for better sleepJan 05, 2021
Yes it was! But turns out your sleep tracker might just be an additional reason you have poor sleep. Today’s guest on the podcast Greg Potter has a Ph.D. in Sleep, Diet, and Metabolic health and is the second guest to point to the potential damages of sleep trackers (Dr. Michael Tompkins was the first)
Greg’s research has been featured by the likes of the BBC World Service, the Washington Post, and Reuters. He has coached a sprinter to four gold medals at the European Championships. He 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 the digital health startup Resilient Nutrition.
Shout out to Boomer, host of the podcast Decoding Superhuman for making the introduction to my today’s guest.
0:30 Introduction to Greg Potter PhD
1:20 What got Greg interested in sleep, nutrition, and metabolism?
2:45 What’s a sleeping chronotype?
7:55 Where to start optimizing your sleep health
17:20 Weighted blankets for sleep
18:20 What are the main blocks of sleep quality
22:15 Why you shouldn’t worry before going to bed
26:00 Sleep interventions take time to work
27:10 Sleep tracking gadgets
30:07 The stages of sleep
37:30 What is the gold standard for sleep?
45:20 Sleep paralysis
48:15 Lucid dreaming
51:45 What is Resilient Nutrition?
1:00:15 Where can people find out more about you?
1:02:35 Greg’s final advice
Connect with Greg Potter, PhD
Research Gate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Greg_Potter4
#46: Dr. Michael Tompkins – How we Sleep and the Quality of Sleep We Need https://www.growthisland.io/blog/46-dr-michael-tompkins-how-we-sleep-and-the-quality-of-sleep-we-need
Waking Up https://wakingup.com/
Resilient Nutrition https://resilientnutrition.com/
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