Are you ready to live? Really live that feeling good life you desire to live? Thank you for joining me today on the Feeling Good Podcast, it’s great to be alive. On this feeling good day, I want you all to think about this question: How are you lighting up your evenings and what is it doing to your health? On today’s episode, I will answer listener questions about catching up on lost sleep, the best type of light for reading before bed, and how much water to drink before sleep.
Key Takeaways from This Podcast:
[2:10] Listener question on catching up on sleep debt. Is it possible to catch up on sleep?
[2:55] An expert on sleep researcher says you can catch up on short-term sleep debt, but only if you do it within a few days.
[3:30] You can’t make up for the sleep you’ve lost over a long period of time.
[3:58] Another researchers says making up for lost sleep during the week on the weekend is really too late.
[4:48] The best thing to do is catch up on any sleep you’ve lost within the next 24 hours.
[5:54] What is the circadian rhythm (aka rhythm of our sleep)?
[6:34] Listener question on the type of light to use for reading before bedtime.
[7:03] What is ‘blue light’? How does its effect on melatonin production impact the quality of sleep?
[8:23] Exposure to too much blue light can be a problem. It can have an indirect effect on our ability to get sleep and to sleep well through the night.
[9:04] Use a lamp with an incandescent soft light bulb, or reduce your exposure to blue light when reading before bed.
[11:12] Visit justgetflux.com to download the FLUX program for free.
[11:33] What are amber lens goggles? They can block blue light and improve quality of sleep.
[12:20] Listener question on how much water to drink before going to bed at night, to maximize sleep.
[13:12] You need to drink at least half of your body weight in ounces of water every day.
[13:39] Check out Urologist Dr. Daniel Shoskes’s website for the “The Color of Pee” infographic.
[15:36] Dr. Phil encourages us to get out there and enjoy all the beautiful colors of life.
[18:35] Have health questions? Visit carsonnatural.com & click on the ‘Ask Dr. Phil’ microphone to record your questions or email them to [email protected].
Mentioned in This Episode of The Feeling Good Podcast:
Carson Natural Health & Wellness Consulting – Facebook page
Dr. Laura Washington
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