How Does A Lack of Sleep Affect You (+ Better Sleep Tips) • Dr Amy Bender

Listen to Dr Amy Bender PhD., sleep scientist, explain how a lack of sleep affects us and what we can do about it. This episode is great for anyone who wants to learn more about the main factors affecting sleep quality and quantity, how to know you are getting enough good sleep & what sleep has to do with performance and recovery?

If you know someone who is interested in learning more about how sleep affects their health, what they can do to improve sleep, or are unsure if they are getting enough good quality sleep, this interview is for them.

I enjoyed this interview as I have been tracking my own sleep using the Oura ring and have noticed how a good night’s sleep can really set me up for the day. Naturally, I have developed a keen interest in what I can do to improve the quality of sleep I’m getting.

After speaking with Amy, I have a better understanding of what changes I can make to my routine to ensure I am getting the most restful and restoring sleep possible.

I really enjoyed this interview with Dr Amy Bender and I’m sure you will to.

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