Episode 13: Dr. Jessica Eastman - How to optimize our sleep for better health, memory, and cognitive function

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Dr. Jessica Eastman, a Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Vancouver, BC makes her second appearance on the podcast. Check out Episode 9 for her first visit.

 

Topics discussed in this episode include:

 

  • ·      Stage 1 of the sleep cycle (2:58)

 

  • ·      Stage 2 of the sleep cycle – memory consolidation and synaptic pruning (5:20)

 

  • ·      Stage 3 of the sleep cycle – Healing, growth and repair (13:25)

 

  • ·      Stage 4 of the sleep cycle – REM sleep (16:30)

 

  • ·      How stress impacts the sleep cycle (22:28)

 

  • ·      Brain networks and how they affect cognitive function and energy (24:44)

 

  • ·      How not getting optimal sleep affects our health (38:25)

 

  • ·      Optimal sleep times and why they matter (44:15)

 

  • ·      The optimal time for exercise (50:00)

 

  • ·      How to maximize growth hormone (55:20)

 

  • ·      How sleep affects our appetite and weight (104:17)

 

  • ·      Indicators of optimal sleep (111:15)

 

For more information visit www.drjessicaeastman.com and @drjessicaeastmannd on Instagram and Facebook.