The James Swanwick Show

Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/309

Do you stay up late at night to get more work done, then get up early to get your day started? Are you trying to get the most out of your life by sleeping less and taking full advantage of the day? In reality, you’re doing a lot more harm than good by not getting a good night’s rest.

Studies have shown that being sleep deprived has the same effects on a person as drinking alcohol. You wouldn’t be drunk at work, would you? Then why would you go to work sleep deprived? Chances are you’re saying you can work just fine without sleep. Have you ever noticed that’s the same thing someone says when they’ve had too many drinks? They don’t notice how bad the impact is, and neither do you.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show, the incredibly knowledgeable Doc Parsley gives his insights on the show. You may be surprised to find that even if  you think you’re getting enough sleep, you may not be. Those sleeping pills may be making it worse by knocking you out, and not putting you into a proper REM cycle.

Download this episode of the James Swanwick show to hear more about how you can start sleeping better, be more productive, and start taking control of your life again.

Key Points

  • Sleep deprivation started around the time of the industrial revolution.
  • You need sleep to have a good life.
  • When you work it it makes your body weaker, it’s the rest periods when it becomes stronger.
    • The mind works the same way, and needs the rest to become stronger.
  • You may practice  speech or piece of knowledge during the day, but get better at it when you sleep.
  • When you sacrifice sleep you may increase the quantity of hours in your life, but you lose a LOT of quality.
  • Sleep deprivation is the equivalent of trying to cure your anxiety from being an entrepreneur by being drunk all day.
  • Studies have shown sleep deprivation is the equivalent of having too much to drink.
  • Like someone who is drunk will say they aren’t, someone who is sleep deprived will argue it as well.
  • We evolved to use the sun as a guide to wake up and sleep.
  • Stress hormones are what keep us awake.
  • You need to start getting ready for bed hours before going to sleep.
  • In the morning get as much sunlight as you can to activate your circadian rhythm.
  • At night limit as much blue light exposure as you can to simulate night.
  • People often use way too much Melatonin to try and sleep.
  • Taking Melatonin can reduce the receptors in your brain, making natural production less effective.
  • When you are under the influence of sleeping drugs you aren’t sleeping, you’re just unconscious.

Links:

Doc Parsley’s Website

Doc Parsley’s Sleep Remedy

Show notes: JamesSwanwick.com/309

Direct download: James_-_EP_309.mp3
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