Episode Summary - How To Sleep Better
Knowing how to sleep better is an important skill to develop if you want to become a productive peak performer. More and more research is starting to reveal just how important sleep is to your well being, your health and ultimately how much you can get done in your busy day.
In this episode we discuss the things you can do during your day with wellbeing expert Celynn Morin so you’ll know exactly how to sleep better.
About Celynn Morin
Celynn Morin is a qualified dietician and wellbeing consultant with a practical and playful approach to helping business leaders enrich the quality of their lives . She does that by helping them connect their mind, heart, body and spirit in a way that supports their wellness.
The founder of the Well Being Clubhouse, she describes herself as an effervescent foodie whose mission is to convince business leaders they don't have to give up their health whilst building their wealth.
A well travelled award winning and much in demand international speaker for over 20 years, she prides herself on developing and sharing practical frameworks to help people become their own CEOs - Chief Energy Officers.
Born in South Africa to French parents, her love of champagne and her joie de vivre (which I'm embarrassed to say I had to look up means joy of living) helps energise her message of celebrating well being.
If you've ever found your energy waning during your busy days or you're just tired of feeling tired, you're going to want to listen to what Celynn has to say about how to sleep better.
Show Notes On How To Sleep Better
01:53 - How well being is different from health
02:36 - How a dietician differs from a nutritionist
03:22 - Celynn’s Four Seasons framework for sleep - an overview.
04:30 - Why preparation for sleep and knowing how to sleep better begins the moment you wake up.
06:06 - Why you might wake up feeling different each day.
06:35 - The important decision you need to make about your sleep.
08:05 - Principles for a good morning routine.
09:17 - how much water you need to drink every day and why it is important to start your day with a drink of water.
10:14 - Why gratitude is so important to your mental and physical well being.
11:13 - The definition of an expression of gratitude.
12:30 - How gratitude before you go to bed is key to how to sleep better
13:17 - The cycles of energy through the day and the importance of breaks.
14:30 - Advice for people who think they don’t have time to take time out during the day.
16:23 - What to do in just 60 seconds to take a powerful break.
17:23 - How long to continue a habit to get an impact on your well being.
18:51 - What could happen if you don’t take care of your well being.
21:15 - Why taking small steps to improve your well being works.
21:54 - The importance of mindfulness and how to apply it when you are eating.
24:08 - The benefit of a mindfulness practice to your well being.
26:01 - How to eat during the day to ensure a good night’s sleep.
27:40 - When to drink caffeine during the day so it does not affect your sleep.
29:06 - How best to wind down in readiness for sleep.
30:33 - The impact that light has on the quality of your sleep.
31:55 - Why you shouldn’t look at screens (phones, tablets, computers) before you go to sleep.
33:29 - How to integrate all 5 senses in a powerful wind down routine before a good night’s sleep.
36:15 - How to balance the need for the occasional late night and having good quality sleep.
38:45 - How to use naps effectively to recover from late night.
39:01 - How to create a great environment for a great night’s sleep.
40:21 - Exercises to practice if you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep.
40:49 - How to sleep better and develop great sleep habits if you share a bed with someone else.
41:50 - The biggest danger to your health and well being by not getting enough sleep.
42:20 - The amount of sleep most human beings need.
43:17 - The one thing Celynn recommends for how to sleep better.
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Contact Celynn Morin About How To Sleep Better
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Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/CelynnMorinOfficial/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/celynn
References & Links Mentioned
The Happiness Advantage - The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success And Performance At Work - Shawn Achor
Learned Optimism - How To Change Your Mind And Your Life - Martin Seligman
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