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The Good Night's Sleep Project
30 minutes | 8 months ago
Reconnecting with Our Natural Sleep Rhythm: Dr. Mehrdad Razavi and Sleep Motivation
Medical Director of Innovative Sleep Centers, Dr. Razavi is considered a visionary in the field of sleep medicine. He offers listeners inspiration and an understanding of how sleep should and can function as a partnership, explanations for how necessary and pervasive sleep is in living organisms, even plants, and ways to prioritize and realign ourselves to this ancient need and rhythm of sleep. Dr. Mehrdad Razavi is a sleep medicine specialist and is board-certified by the American Board of Psychology, Neurology, and Sleep Medicine. He explains that his interest in the field began by noting the impact of good sleep practices on health. Furthermore, the basic tenants of sleep medicine, as a straightforward practice with high health impacts and low invasive procedures, felt in alignment with his sensibilities. As he began studying and practicing as a sleep medicine specialist, he understood how important our natural rhythm and needs should stay tune with nature's prescription of light. As we modernize more and more, we move further from that natural light clock and fill ourselves with artificial lights, noise, and activity that work against this. He notes that often that pull for technology right before sleep is a type of addiction, a way to fill emptiness. At his centers, he uses his experience as a sleep medicine specialist to emphasize a return to partnership with our own sleep. He explains some of the purposes of sleep, such as a means of purifying ourselves. He describes the phases of sleep that offer physical regeneration and then emotional regeneration and lists the most common sleep disorders. He discusses various ways to quiet our minds, from Tai Chi to mediations to different sleep apnea treatments. For more, see the Innovative Sleep Centers at Website: https://www.innovativesleepcenters.com/
32 minutes | 8 months ago
Common Sense Approaches to Behavioral Sleep Medicine with Dr. Neal Morris
Dr. Neal Morris has extensive experience with treating sleep disorders and describes some general guidelines for cognitive, behavioral, and common sense treatments. He explains the different categories for sleep issues beyond the generic term of insomnia, the cognitive barriers to good sleep such as how we can falsely identify ourselves as "bad sleepers," and numerous methods to get through some of these barriers including basic common sense tools along with resources to find out more. Dr. Neal Morris is a child and family and clinical health psychologist and is board certified in behavioral sleep medicine. He runs his own practice at Dr. Neal R. Morris, Ed.D. In this discussion he explains the basics of behavioral sleep medicine to listeners, including a review of basic terms and recommendations for healthy approaches toward better sleep. He begins with a run-down of common struggles and ways that people tell themselves that they don't need help or that they don't have a problem with sleep. By first dispelling myths and asserting that we all do indeed need 7 to 9 hours a night, he then leads into an explanation of scientifically-proven Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI). This includes a description of issues like "stimulus control," which means if you are in bed tossing and turning, the bed is controlling what you are learning. He advises listeners how to change that stimulus message and reset the mindset that the bed is for sleeping. He also reviews the idea of sleep hygiene and how we work within our circadian rhythm. He offers numerous other suggestions as he covers why sleep is essential. If you are searching for help, he recommends looking at the lists of board-certified experts on The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and The Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. The SAMHSA site also helps by listing first-line recommended science-based approaches to various conditions including insomnia. Dr. Morris practices in the District of Columbia/Maryland/Virginia area and his practice website is http://morristherapyoffice.com/.
37 minutes | 8 months ago
Crucial Links between Dentistry and Sleep Medicine with Dr. Jonathan Parker
Dr. Jonathon Parker, world-renowned dental sleep medicine expert, discusses key sleep issues. When you listen, you'll learn how quality sleep substantively improves athletic performance, how your natural sleep rhythm is tied to hormone production and might be shifted to better match your partner's, and about the process of making a custom oral appliance and what advantages the appliances offer. Dr. Jonathan Parker co-founded The Sleep Performance Institute along with Dr. Michael Howell almost 30 years ago. A former faculty member at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, he is currently Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts School of Medicine in Dentistry. As one of the clinicians at The Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center, he treats patients in the St. Paul-Minneapolis area. In addition, Dr. Parker has given over 200 talks, nationally and internationally, about dental sleep medicine. In this podcast he shares highlights of his knowledge with listeners, starting with research into sports medicine and sleep quality. The Sleep Performance Institute works with corporations and athletes to improve sleep performance for work functions and athletics. He recounts some interesting studies, including proof that injuries and lack of sleep are connected and an extension of sleep by one hour increased key skills in an athlete's performance. He describes the resistance of professional and college sports administrators to pick up on this information and make it a priority for their athletes and recounts efforts to overcome that resistance. Dr. Parker then addresses our circadian rhythms including the essential hormones we produce at different points in our sleep and how important both our patterns are and how individualized our sleep rhythms may be. But he also notes there are some incremental methods to realign the night owl's late night habits to better match a partner's early sleep needs. Finally, Dr. Parker discusses the tools at our disposal for sleep medicine, dental and otherwise, from melatonin to CPAP machines to oral appliances. He talks about the success rates, the processes, the difference and correlation between snoring and sleep apnea, and when it makes sense to pursue a sleep study. For more, see the web pages for The Sleep Performance Institute and The Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center.
27 minutes | 9 months ago
Prototypes and Beta Testers: Iterating the First AI-Powered Pillow Company
Rich Jacobs is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in building companies. He is the founder of the Good Night's Sleep Project, a company he founded after suffering restless nights and poor sleep for years. The company has created the world’s first handmade, custom-tailored, AI-powered pillow created to fit 14 of your body’s unique measurements. In this episode… Good sleep plays a crucial role in our health. From snoring to sleep apnea to simply feeling well-rested, there is no denying that the kind of sleep we get will have a significant impact on our lives. But the question is, is there really a solution that can help alleviate the problem people have with bad sleep? If you ask Rich Jacobs, there wasn’t any that he could find that helped make him sleep better, which was why he took it upon himself to create the answer that he had long been looking for: a comfortable pillow to help him sleep better, custom-tailored to his unique body. Rich Jacobs is the founder of the Good Night's Sleep Project, a company he founded as an answer to his own problems with years of restless nights and bad sleep. He and his team promise that the moment you lay on one of his custom pillows, you’ll never sleep the same way again. In this episode, Rich is joined by John Corcoran of Rise25 to talk about how Rich came to design and create his custom pillows. They will discuss how he tested his prototypes, the feedback he got from beta testers and from customers, and how his pillows can revolutionize the quality of sleep you get every night. Stay tuned.
23 minutes | 9 months ago
Beating Apnea And Other Sleep Problems
Rich Jacobs is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in building companies. He is the founder of the Good Night's Sleep Project, a company he founded after suffering restless nights and poor sleep for years. The company has created the world’s first handmade, custom-tailored, AI-powered pillow created to fit 14 of your body’s unique measurements. In this episode… Have you noticed that it becomes harder and harder to sleep as you grow older? How about when you use your phone light at night, doesn’t it make sleeping a bit more challenging? According to Rich Jacobs, CEO of The Good Night’s Sleep Project, your problems with sleep are probably rooted in 3 things: your weight, your habits, and the mattress and pillows you use every night. While Rich was doing his research and investigation in the process of building his company and its products, he found out a lot of things that prevent people from enjoying a restful evening. Snoring, sleep apnea, and body pain are all the result of the decisions we make in relation to our sleep and being proactive in addressing these issues can be beneficial to our health. In this episode, Rich gets interviewed by Rise25 co-founder John Corcoran. Listen in as they talk about the things Rich discovered in his research. They discuss why blue light is a bad idea, why snoring and sleep apnea aren’t just sleep issues but are actually health issues, and what you can do to help you get the z’s you need. Stay tuned.
16 minutes | 9 months ago
How Years of Bad Sleep Inspired Rich to Start An AI-Powered Custom Pillow Company
Richard Jacobs is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in building companies. He is the founder of the Good Night's Sleep Project, a company he founded because for years he was suffering restless nights, and bad sleep. The company has created the world’s first handmade, custom-tailored, AI-powered pillow created to 14 of your body’s unique measurements. In this episode… Struggling to get a good night’s sleep? Is the lack of a good night’s sleep affecting your health and productivity? Rich Jacobs was once like you. It took hundreds of hours of interviewing sleep experts before Rich could hack what it takes to have a good night’s sleep and then he built a company out of it. In his conversation with John Corcoran of Rise25, Rich talks about how he went about setting up his AI-powered pillow company, the Good Night’s Sleep Project. Prior to building his company, Rich had trouble sleeping and the lack of a good night’s sleep over an extended period affected Rich’s health and productivity. In this episode of the Good Night’s Sleep Project Rich shares his struggle with sleeplessness and the toll it took on his health before finding the solution and founding his company.
25 minutes | 10 months ago
Pillow Problems and the Quest for a Good Night’s Sleep
Elikqitie, show host and producer of the Travel Gluten Free Podcast presents an in-depth conversation with innovative entrepreneur, Richard Jacobs, founder of The Good Night's Sleep Project. In this podcast they’ll discuss: Why many commercially manufactured pillows don’t provide a good night’s rest The importance of restorative sleep for maintaining good health Jacobs’ own personal struggles with sleep that led him to develop a new, innovative pillow Jacobs talks about the obvious benefits of getting a good night’s sleep, such as waking up feeling great, not tired, clear minded, and ready to take on the day. Additionally, he talks about some of the studies that have linked poor sleep to diabetes, dementia, and more. Jacobs talks about your ‘score’ in regard to sleeping. Are you sleeping well 5 nights a week, 4 nights, maybe only 2 nights? Sleep matters and Jacobs’ company is working to provide everyone with an opportunity to sleep better. The Good Night’s Sleep Project has developed an innovative, handmade, custom-tailored pillow that has changed people’s lives—overnight. Some state that after trying out the Good Night’s Sleep products that they have experienced the first restful night’s sleep they’ve had in a long time, possibly even months or, shockingly, years. Certainly we can all remember days in which our sleep the evening before was so incredibly restful that we woke up feeling great, bursting with energy, and ready to make a great day! But unfortunately, millions of Americans have very few nights of that kind of quality sleep. Jacobs explains how normal pillows bunch around the neck; they’re often too soft and mushy, which prevents proper rest. The Good Night’s Sleep Project pillows don’t get mushy. They are firm, but not too firm, and they keep the neck aligned properly so good, restful sleep can occur. The Good Night’s Sleep Project pillows allow you to fall asleep faster and easier by supporting your body in a natural posture, which helps you to drift off to sleep. Additionally, the pillows can help reduce snoring and alleviate sleep apnea, and provide for a generally more enjoyable restorative sleep. Many users find that they no longer toss and turn all through the night, but wake up feeling refreshed. Continuing, the good sleep entrepreneur discusses his own struggles to find a good pillow, and how he decided that the best way to get a good night’s rest was to design and manufacture his own pillow that dealt with the troubling issues surrounding poor sleep.
32 minutes | a year ago
Wei-Shin Lai and Jason Wolfe - AcousticSheep
There’s no doubt that certain types of music, tones, and frequencies can have a relaxing effect on us. In fact, even ordinary sounds encountered in daily life can put as at ease, such as the sound of typing or someone brushing their teeth. But when it comes to falling asleep for the night, it’s difficult to use these sounds as aids for sleep without feeling encumbered and uncomfortable by the bulkiness of headphones or the pressure of earbuds. Wei-Shin Lai and Jason Wolfe developed a solution to this problem by placing thin speakers within comfortable and stretchy material that can be worn as a headband. Since its inception, their company, AcousticSheep, has become well-regarded and recognized in the world of sleep technology.
38 minutes | a year ago
The Challenges of Sleep Apnea - Jason Sazama
Anyone who has personally suffered from sleep apnea or knows someone who has may be all too aware of the challenges that can come along with the use of CPAP machines and masks. Too often, people prematurely discard this solution to sleep apnea after having a poor experience with their machine or mask. Sleep disorders technologist and well-regarded expert in the world of sleep apnea, Jason Sazama, joins the podcast to discuss a number of topics, including the most common and easily-fixable problems people encounter with the use of CPAP machines and masks
4 minutes | a year ago
Richard Jacobs with MattyLansdown - The Good Nights Sleep Podcast
Richard Jacobs, entrepreneur and founder of The Good Night’s Sleep Project, discusses their AI-powered, custom-tailored pillow line that is creating a stir in the sleep industry.
47 minutes | a year ago
Sleep & Health - Karen L. Lee, MD
Karen L. Lee, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, NYU Langone, delivers an overview of her important work in the fields of neurology and sleep medicine.
39 minutes | a year ago
Sleeping Well or Sleeping Poorly? Mark Burhenne
In this informative podcast, Dr. Mark Burhenne, dentist, author, and speaker, discusses his new bestseller, The 8-Hour Sleep Paradox, as well as the importance of good sleep for our health.
37 minutes | a year ago
Insight from a Sleep Medicine Expert—Michael L. Perlis
Michael L. Perlis, professor at the University of Pennsylvania, has been involved in the world of sleep medicine since the 1980s, when he was still in his early twenties. Perlis explores some fascinating topics on today’s episode, including the function and purpose of dreaming, what it means to have lucid dreams and whether or not they’re beneficial to us, insomnia and near-death experiences, subjective experiences versus objective measurements in the world of sleep medicine, acute versus chronic insomnia, the evolutionary roots of insomnia, and CBTI.
43 minutes | a year ago
How to Prevent Jeg Lag
It's time for another episode of The Good Night's Sleep Project Podcast, where I share tips, science-based insights, and old wisdom from around the world that can help you get a better night's sleep as often as possible. Today's episode is called "How to Prevent Jeg Lag".And, this time, I'm joined by Biquan Luo, Ph.D. the CEO of a company called Lumos and she's going to be talking about an innovative method for preventing jet lag, using a "smart sleep mask" and a mobile app. Here's what you'll discover: The true cause of jet lag, and why the best way to stop it ruining your vacation or business trip is to prevent it before it happens. How flashing short pulses of blue light while you sleep can shift your circadian rhythm (and bring it into sync with your destination). Why some people suffer jet leg (and other common forms of sleep disruption) more than others, and need longer to recover. And more!
44 minutes | a year ago
The Snore Solution
It's time for another episode of The Good Night's Sleep Project Podcast, where I share tips, science-based insights, and old wisdom from around the world that can help you get a better night's sleep as often as possible. Today's episode is called "The Snore Solution". (This time, I'm joined by Janet Bennett for a 44-minute talk on an unusual way to fix snoring.) Here's what you'll discover: How to tell if "tongue thrust" â a common muscular imbalance with your tongue causes you to snore at night. Simple exercises you can do while driving, while sitting on a train, or even while working to tone your tongue and reduce snoring. (After 7 weeks, 44% of Janet's clients stopped snoring for good.) Why breathing through your nose all through the night as opposed to breathing through your mouth plays an important role in protecting us from sleep apnea and other nighttime breathing problems. The surprising reason why martial artists can punch and kick more powerfully when their tongue sits in the correct position. And more!
8 minutes | a year ago
8 minutes | a year ago
Story of My Mom
8 minutes | a year ago
24 minutes | a year ago
Katherine Brown, Holistic Health Coach, Lifestyle Designer, and Founder of Just Bein’ Honest
Katherine Brown, a holistic health coach, lifestyle designer, and founder of Just Bein’ Honest (justbeinhonest.com) talks about the many ways that we can make dietary and health changes that will improve our lives. Brown is passionate about health. Unfortunately, many people suffer from chronic diseases and/or daily pain, and they are simply unaware that their own patterns, lifestyles, nutrition, and behaviors are causing their poor health. But the good news is, for most, changes can bring dramatic improvement. Brown’s mission is to help people restore their gut health so they can mentally and physically perform at optimum levels. Brown talks about her passion for sharing the secrets to good health. From mental awareness to body awareness, incorporating fitness and nutrition, Brown’s methodology is proven to reshape the body and mind and improve health. Brown talks about her background and the neurological issues she experienced earlier in her life. She talks about the many ways she works with people. Brown focuses on mental awareness first and how we talk to ourselves, and only after making progress there does she move on to body awareness, posture, exercise, etc. But this is only the surface; she goes deep with her clients and really assesses their issues to help them improve their lives in multiple ways. Brown talks about her abilities to connect with people and the forces of various energies. She explains the basic tenets of her work with clients and the transformations they can make. Brown seeks to inspire people to enhance their health and well being as well as their overall lifestyle by providing a truthful perspective on eating healthy foods and reaching our potential on a mental and physical level.
49 minutes | a year ago
Putting You (And Your Baby) To Sleep—Dr. Lynelle Schneeberg, Sleep Psychologist
In this episode, we hear from Dr. Lynelle Schneeberg, sleep psychologist and assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Schneeberg works with adults who suffer from sleeping disorders and helps educate and coach guardians of children who struggle with sleep. Today’s conversation is focused on helping babies and children to have better sleep health. Dr. Schneeberg tells us that the most common sleep challenge for children is behavioral insomnia, which may be caused by learned methods of falling asleep—methods that aren’t necessarily ideal. Click play to hear her discuss her new book, Become Your Child’s Sleep Coach: The Bedtime Doctor’s 5 Step Guide, Ages 3-10, and learn her general tips for raising healthy sleepers.
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