Is sleep the most important part of health & life?

Ted RussellIf you’re one of those who say “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” then this post is for you.

Check out the excellent sleep talk by Oxford Professor Russell Foster and then make some adjustments to your daily routine.

You’ll significantly improve your life in the process.

According to Russell Foster, Professor of Circadian Neuroscience and the Head of Department of Ophthalmology at Oxford University, lack of sleep significantly disrupts your ability to live & perform.

I couldn’t agree more.

Sleep is arguably the most important component of health and health is one of the four most important things in life.

Check out Russell’s excellent 20 minute TED-talk on sleep and then, make some sleep changes!

Bjarte

P.S. I’ve been on vacation and I apologise for the lack of posts.

I promise I’ll make it up to you by soon sharing two models I’m very exicted about with you:

1) Who are you?

2) What are the components of top performance?

Stay tuned!

4 thoughts on “Is sleep the most important part of health & life?

  1. Tamam

    I understand the importance of sleep, but unfortunately struggle with getting eight uninterrupted hours of it. Due to the heavy weight-training routine I am on, I am supplementing with casein prior to bed time, and believe it could be a major contributor to the frequent interruptions I am experiencing throughout the night. Do you see any way around this?

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    1. Bjarte Bakke

      Tamam,
      thanks for your question.

      It’s hard to know what’s causing you to wake up without knowing more. I have read that casein can disturb sleep but I’m sceptical about whether the supplementation is in fact the cause. How much do you supplement?

      If I were to guess I’d say that it’s not the casein supplementation but one of the many other factors that disturb sleep.
      Do you ingest caffeine or other stimulants within eight hours of going to sleep? Is your room pitch black? How’s the air quality in your bedroom? How are your stress levels? How sensitive are you to sounds and are you using earplugs?

      These are some of the questions I’d ask to figure out what’s causing your sleep interruptions.

      Good luck man! :)

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