My Evolved Life | Episode #9 - Shawna Curry | Sleep is the Foundation of Health

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Jan 23 2020 55 mins  

On today's episode, I had Shawna Curry, Registered Nurse and Health Expert and we talked about the importance of sleep. We talked about how sleep is the foundation of sleep, how to create good sleep habits, and the importance of sleep routines.

7:04 - Shawna's 7 Pillars of Health
9:50 - Why is sleep important?
11:57 - Long term implications of not getting enough sleep
13:59 - How much sleep do you need?
17:04 - How do you manage your circadian clock working a shift job?
20:51 - Quality vs. Quantity
25:52 - What is happening while you're sleeping
28:38 - Creating an environment that promotes good sleep
30:58 - Screen time before bed is bad (myth or fact)?
33:17 - "Tired but wired"
37:01 - REM vs. Non-REM sleep
41:22 - Can you "catch up" on sleep?
43:58 - How do you know when you've had good quality sleep?


Shawna has made her mark in the health and wellness space as an Amazon best selling author, International speaker, through podcast appearances, corporate wellness programs and personalized health coaching.

This variety of experience has built a community of clients who benefit from her intimate and inspiring health and wellness information. Her writing has been published in Forbes, Inc., Impact and Bloom Magazines. 

Her company, Health Redesigned, has been dedicated to total-health solutions and all of the aspects of healthy living including fitness, sleep, nutrition, self-help and overall lifestyle strategies. 

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