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Welcome to Happiness Simplified, a weekly podcast about the simple things that can make your life awesome. In this episode, Dai and Kayvon talk about their sleeping and waking habits and how it affects their productivity. Whether you’re an early riser or have a set time of how many hours you need to sleep each night, whether you like it or not, these patterns do affect our productivity. Kayvon and Dai share tips and research regarding sleep cycles and how to get the most out of your sleep to boost your productivity. 

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:39 – Dai and Kayvon talk about what happened to them in January 01:44 – Kayvon launched his business and is currently working on a 30-day productivity challenge 03:12 – Today’s topic is about productivity and sleep 03:47 – Dai is a productive person and an early riser
    • 04:09 – Dai has been an early riser for almost 22 years now 04:20 – When he turned 18, Dai moved away from home to Vancouver 05:00 – Dai realized while in college that he is a morning person 06:12 – Dai’s sleeps for 6 hours
    06:50 – Dai has 2 uninterrupted hours every single morning 07:33 – Dai is working on a book that includes him sharing about his sleeping and waking habits and how to find more time in your life 08:07 – It is important take care of yourself 08:35 – Dai is programmed to wake up early 08:46 – Kayvon experimented with different amounts of sleep and found out that 6 hours works for him 09:30 – Kayvon started getting up at the moment he wakes up and it has worked like magic 11:00 – Dai has a routine after waking up that includes making
coffee and checking his emails 12:12 – Dai writes content every morning, including what he sends to his email subscribers the next day on Whole Life Fitness Manifesto 12:50 – Dai then spends time with his family and continues to work in batches 13:40 – Kayvon talks about focus time and how to have a rhythm for the day 14:07 – For a lot of people, the morning is usually spent in content creation 14:40 – Kayvon influenced Dai in certain aspects 14:45 – Kayvon and Dai talk about the Sleepy Time 15:15 – Kayvon discusses the different sleep cycles
  • 15:44 – On average, the normal human sleep cycle is 90 minutes 16:17 – People need completed sleep cycles to have a good rest 16:47 – An unfinished sleep cycle are the times when we suddenly wake up and leave us groggy
18:22 – Kayvon uses Sleepy Time to compute what time he needs to sleep and wake up to have completed sleep cycles 20:18 – Dai talks about the biological aspects of sleeping 21:10 – There is a direct correlation between performance, stress, happiness, and the heart rate variability 22:13 – Another feature of Sleepy Time is that it gives you the time you should wake up if you want to sleep at that moment 22:44 – Sleepy Time can be used together with heart rate variability 23:09 – Dai encourages everyone to rise early and get things done early in the day 23:26 – “Eat the frog” 25:11 – Connect with Dai Manuel 25:21 – Connect with Kayvon K 25:48 – Kayvon is born during the Year of the Rooster, and 2017 is his year!

3 Key Points:

  1. Having a sleep pattern can be beneficial for setting a rhythm for you and your work. Being an early riser has its perks, like having more uninterrupted hours. It is important to finish your much needed sleep cycles—which is around 90 minutes.

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