NWP Episode 102: Why Sleep Is Important to Your Health and How to Improve It with Megan Perez RD/N, LD/N

NWP Episode 102

Megan Perez, dietitian at Nourishing Minds Nutrition, is back on the podcast today sharing her insight into why sleep matters for your overall health and wellness and how to improve it.

Topics discussed:

  • Why sleep is important for our health and functioning

  • How sleep affects hormones and digestion

  • Why it has made such an impact on my health and in my life recently

  • Common reasons we have trouble sleeping

  • How sleep is impacted by our circadian rhythm and the four cycles of sleep.

  • The negative effects of lack of sleep

  • Megan’s top tips for improving your sleep quantity and quality

 

Resources discussed in this episode:

Studies referenced:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5123208/

https://www.wageningenacademic.com/doi/pdf/10.3920/BM2016.0150

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NWP Episode 102