Podcast 153: Greg Potter – The Science of Sleep

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Greg Potter has a PhD focused on sleep, diet, and metabolism.

He also holds an MSc Exercise Physiology and works at HumanOS with our previous guest Dan Pardi. Furthermore, his work has been featured by the BBC World Service, TIME magazine, Reuters, and more. He is also a qualified personal trainer and sports massage therapist, having worked as a sprints coach at Loughborough, coaching an athlete to four gold medals at the European Championships in his category. He also previously worked in the sports medicine department at the RFU.

In today’s episode, we get deep into the importance of sleep and how you might optimise your day to get the best sleep possible.

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Time stamps:

  • 01:59 Why is sleep so important
  • 07:53 Sleep deprivation and its impact on blood glucose regulation & research on getting back sleep
  • 11:21 What is defined as “Sufficient sleep”
  • 22:39 What does count? Number of hours of sleep or numbers in bed?
  • 26:51 How do you know when to get up without an alarm?
  • 31:49 Lights as a tool for people to get blue light substitution
  • 34:21 Priority of sleep hygiene
  • 53:46 ZMA’s effect on sleep
  • 57:45 Efficacy of lavender spray and chamomile

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