Why You Crave Carbs When You're Tired And How To Improve Sleep

Episode 840 1h 14m


When we’re sleep-deprived, it can be really hard to eat well,exercise, think straight, or even stay in a good mood. Understanding the way our brain and neurotransmitters work can enable us to hack our sleep to not just feel amazing but level up our focus, skills, and knowledge.

In today’s episode, I talk with Shawn Stevenson, Dr. Todd LePine, Dr. Andrew Huberman, and Dr. Cindy Geyer about the value of sleep and the basics of sleep hygiene.

Shawn Stevenson is the author of the international bestselling book Sleep Smarter and creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the #1 health podcast in the U.S. with millions of downloads each year. A graduate of the University of Missouri–St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and nutritional science, and went on to found Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide.

Dr. Todd LePine graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. He is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. Prior to joining The UltraWellness Center, he worked as a physician at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA, for 10 years. Dr. LePine’s focus at The UltraWellness Center is to help his patients achieve optimal health and vitality by restoring the natural balance to both the mind and the body.

Dr. Andrew Huberman is a McKnight Foundation and Pew Foundation Fellow and was awarded the Cogan Award in 2017, which is given to the scientist making the largest discoveries in the study of vision. His lab’s most recent work focuses on the influence of vision and respiration on human performance and brain states such as fear and courage. Work from the Huberman Laboratory at Stanford University School of Medicine has been published in top journals including Nature, Science, and Cell and has been featured in TIME, BBC, Scientific American, Discover, and other top media outlets.

Dr. Cindy Geyer received her Bachelor of Science and her Doctor of Medicine degrees, with honors, from the Ohio State University. She completed residency in internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. and is triple board certified in internal medicine, integrative medicine, and lifestyle medicine. She joined The UltraWellness Center in 2021 after practicing and serving as the medical director at Canyon Ranch for 23 years.

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Ep. 840 - Why You Crave Carbs When You're Tired And How To Improve Sleep