The Importance Of Sleep For Performance

Featured on Episode 241 for Barbell Shrugged

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TBI and Sleep

Traumatic brain injury here in the U.S. when it comes to our soldiers and veterans. According to DOD numbers, there more than are 347,000 in PTSD’s grip.  For combat soldiers, exposure to explosives and other brain injury dangers are a hazardous part of the job. In addition to the myriad symptoms of TBI, from dizziness to chronic headaches to impaired memory, is a change in sleep patterns. Inability to wake from sleep is a flip-side…

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Sleep

New look, new name

Well kids, it’s been a full year since we launched the sleep product. I sincerely thank every one of you for supporting Sleep Cocktail. It’s gone much better than expected. However, as the saying goes: the only constant in life is change. So, on that note, I have some news of change. First, I want to make it clear that the formulation is not changing at all, but the name is, and the packaging is….

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Sleep

Move along folks – nothing here to see

Since I am considered a “sleep expert” by many, I usually get news articles sent to me (on a daily basis) that have something to do with sleep. Occasionally, I am sent peer-reviewed studies, regarding sleep. Every great once and a while, I will get bombarded with something in between – usually when the information seems to contradict what I (or other professionals) say. Enter “Natural Sleep and Its Seasonal Variations in Three Pre-industrial Societies”…

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Sleep

Sleep basics: 101

I will do my best to not make this into a scientific diatribe—there are better ways to help people fall asleep! However, we’ll talk enough science to allow most anyone to understand the important parts of our biology associated with sleep. Most of you have probably heard of the term; “circadian rhythm”, and know that it has something to do with sleep and sunlight. But, what the heck does that really mean, and why should…

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America’s biggest problem | TED

Dr. Kirk Parsley served as the Undersea Medical Officer at Naval Special Warfare Group One (NSWG-1) from June 2009-Jan 2013. While there he developed and supervised the group’s first sports medicine rehabilitation center. He is a former SEAL (BUD/s class 164), and a graduate of the military’s medical school in Bethesda, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) in 2004. His internship was in Obstetrics and Gynecology, at Balboa Naval Hospital in 2005. He then…

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