Shawn Stevenson is a nutritionist and the host of the top rated health podcast The Model Health Show. He is also the author of the best-selling book Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to A Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • How sleep can help you lose weight.

  • The surprising things you can do during the day to optimize your sleep.

  • Specific nutrients and supplements that boost the quality of your sleep.

  • How much sleep you actually need to live well.

  • Why your sleep quality is potentially a bigger influence on your overall physical health than nutrition and exercise.

  • And much more!

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Resources from this episode:

Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to A Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success by Shawn Stevenson

The Model Health Show

Shawn Stevenson at Instagram

Shawn Stevenson at Twitter

TMHS 286: Deadly Fats Vs. Healthy Fats & Essential Brain Nutrients—With Guest Max Lugavere

What's Hangry?, Mirriam-Webster

Sleep Loss Disrupts Emotional Balance via the Amygdala by Christopher Bergland, Psychology Today

Gluconeogenesis as a Stress Response: Regulation by Cortisol by Chris Masterjohn, PhD, MWM 2.31

Adverse Effects of 24 Hours of Sleep Deprivation on Cognition and Stress Hormones by Seung Bong Hong, MD et al., Journal of Clinical Neurology

Rotating Night-Shift Work and the Risk of Breast Cancer in the Nurses' Health Studies by Eva S. Schernhammer et al., American Journal of Epidemiology

Melatonin: In Depth, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health

Melatonin Increases Brown Adipose Tissue Mass and Function in Zucker Diabetic Fatty Rats: Implications for Obesity Control by Gumersindo Fernandez Vazquez, Russel J. Reiter, and Ahmad Agil, Journal of Pineal Research

TMHS 274: How to Quickly Recover from Sleep Deprivation

The Hangover

Alcohol and Sleep: 8 Ways That Booze Can Sabotage Your Slumber by Jeff Mann, Sleep Junkies

Morning Daylight Exposure Tied to a Good Night's Sleep by Madeline Kennedy, Reuters

Effects of Exercise Timing on Sleep Architecture and Nocturnal Blood Pressure in Prehypertensives by Kimberly Fairbrother et al., Vasc Health Risk Management

19 Things You Don't Know About Shaun T by Lili Ladaga, The Beachbody Blog

Stamina 38-Inch Intone Plus Rebounder

Another Reason to Want the Corner Office: It's Good for Your Health by Jen Christensen, CNN

Verilux HappyLight Full-Size 10,000 Lux Bright Light Therapy Full Spectrum Lamp

What Is The Human Charger?, Ben Greenfield Fitness

TMHS 174: Good Sleep Nutrients And The Gut-Brain-Sleep Connection

20 Foods That Are High in Vitamin C by Caroline Hill, MHumNutr, BSc, Healthline

Magnesium: Meet the Most Powerful Relaxation Mineral Available by Dr. Mark Hyman

Esalen Institute

Calorie Comparison, Max Lugavere's Instagram

Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.

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