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Optimal Performance Podcast


Mar 28, 2020

Dr. Param Dedhia is a specialist's specialist - working at Johns Hopkins, Canyon Ranch and focusing on Sleep, Geriatrics, Health and Vitality. 

When you've studied as intensively as he has, you have a broad perspective about what it takes to have well rounded, robust health. 

In this episode we cover: 

•Sleep to reduce inflammation and boost immunity

•Why sleep is more important than diet

•Why stressing out about sleep hurts it

•My evening pre-sleep routine

•Preparing for sleep during the day, and at night by engaging your 5 senses

•Why it takes 7-10 days to recover from a night or two of bad sleep

•Why Monks think the best way to train your mind is to get good sleep

•Demystifying sleep, how it changes through our life, how it will change in the future

•How our production of melatonin reduces as we age, so it becomes harder to get to sleep, stay asleep and get quality sleep

•How we can better prepare for sleep during the day

•Thinking about splitting 8 hours of sleep into the first 4 and the second 4

•How sleep flushed lymphatic system, allowing your brain to stay sharper

•Why it’s harder to get rid of negative thoughts when you have poor sleep