Podcast: Sleep More to Slim Down – the smarter science of slim



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Jonathan: Get more sleep and in fact, don’t feel bad about it. That’s the other challenge though. If you get more exercise, no one – well, some people in your life who may be poisonous might be like, “Oh, you want to exercise, you think you’re better than me?” But generally speaking you’ll have, “Good job. It’s like your New Year’s resolution to exercise more.” If you say, “My New Year’s resolution is to sleep more” people will laugh in your face and that’s wrong.

Carrie: Except me. I’ll be cheering you on. I’ll be going, yay sleep!

Jonathan: I really want to celebrate this. Literally we’re recording this on the 12th of September so it will likely air before the New Year. I would encourage you to make your New Year’s resolution to sleep. If you are not getting at least minimum seven hours’ of sleep at night that means like you get up at 5 a.m. you need to be asleep by 10 p.m. You get up at 6 a.m., sleep by 11. You can all do math.

The reason I say that is if you’re committed and you say, “I’m going to sleep more”, then instead of spending an hour at the gym doing cardio maybe you spend an hour doing research on the internet about how to sleep better. Maybe you start doing yoga, maybe you start doing Tai Chi, maybe you start doing this restorative activities we talked about in previous podcasts because they help to quiet your mind, they help to quiet your soul, they help to calm us down especially us Americans. It’s not like P90X all the time. Calm. Sleep.

Carrie: I’m so on this train.


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