In this episode of the podcast, I focus on a topic that has been a lifelong personal struggle: sleep.
I’ve found that if you prioritize sleep — and recovery, in general — it magnifies everything else in your life, from your emotional health to physical training. To help you take better care of your mind and body, I’ve gathered some of the best advice from multiple guests about rest and regeneration.
This episode includes tips and recommendations from:
- Strength coach Charles Poliquin
- Obstacle course racer Amelia Boone
- Comedian Mike Birbiglia
- Dr. Peter Attia
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Want to hear another episode of featuring multiple guests and their best tips? In this episode, we explore the best morning routines with Jocko Willink, Seth Godin, Jamie Foxx, and Scott Adams (stream below or right-click here to download):
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QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: What was your favorite quote or lesson from this episode? Please let me know in the comments.
Scroll below for links and show notes…
Selected Links from the Episode
- Connect with Charles Poliquin:
- Connect with Amelia Boone:
- Connect with Mike Birbiglia:
- Connect with Peter Attia:
- Marpac Dohm-DS All Natural Sound Machine
- Alternative Sleep Schedule Overviews, Polyphasic Society
- Charles Poliquin — His Favorite Mass-Building Program, His Nighttime Routine For Better Sleep, and Much More
- Arm Size and Strength: The Ultimate Guide by Charles R. Poliquin
- Yin Reserve
- The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss
- The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
- Jailhouse Strong by Josh Bryant and Adam benShea
- Amelia Boone on Beating 99% of Men and Suffering for High Performance
- Foam Rollers
- Mike Birbiglia, The Sleepwalking Comedy Giant
- Fitbit One Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Tracker
- REM Behavior Disorder
- Sleep With Me Podcast
- Mike Birbiglia: Thank God For Jokes
- The Comedy Cellar in New York City
- The Chicago Theatre
- Dr. Peter Attia on Life-Extension, Drinking Jet Fuel, Ultra-Endurance, Human Foie Gras, and More
- Krebs Cycle
- My struggles with insomnia and techniques that have helped. [06:03]
- Charles Poliquin talks about supplements and routines he uses for improving sleep. [10:18]
- Amelia Boone pushes her body to the absolute limits. Here’s how she makes the most of her downtime with rest, routine, and nutrition. [19:01]
- Mike Birbiglia’s nightly rituals, and how he deals with his own serious sleepwalking disorder. [34:47]
- What endurance athlete and researcher Dr. Peter Attia knows about the science of recovery, metabolic syndrome, and synthetic ketones. [42:44]
- Ray Dalio
- Paul Dalio
- Matt Mullenweg
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Jane Fonda
- Oliver Stone
- Steven Rosenberg
- George F. Cahill, Jr.
Posted on: September 26, 2017.
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