#060 – Sleep (Essentialism Pt 10) [Podcast]

Sleep … the last frontier.  These are the voyages of “Gee do I have to?” and “I can live off of just 4 hours” craziness.  The mission is to totally crash my life by going against every bit of research about what meaningful sleep actually is.




Ok ok … so I’m being a little sarcastic.  But this is how I often have approached sleep in my life … something annoying … a nuisance … and something I would fight against and try to live with as little as I could.  But, I’ve started to act more like a grown up of late, and put into practice what research tells me I should embrace about sleep.

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“Sleep” Show Notes

In this episode, I share on the following topics:

  • The ongoing First Things Listener survey
  • The Science of Sleep
  • How this matters to Essentialism
  • How much we need (hint: it isn’t 8 hours)
  • Some tools and gadgets to help you

Be sure to check out the diagrams below.  I talk about these visuals during the podcast.

Sleep Cycle

Sleep Cycle

Sleep Patterns

Sleep Patterns

“Sleep” Episode Resources

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