“Sleep is important to our health. There are so many studies that link poor sleep to obesity, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and all kinds of nasty health concerns when we don’t sleep the way nature intended for us. Modern electronics are wonderful things, but that electronic light at night can also really compromise our health, particularly our sleep.”
James Swanwick is an Australian-American investor, an expert on sleep, a stop-drinking expert, and a former SportsCenter anchor on ESPN.
He founded Swanwick Sleep and produced the blue-light blocking glasses called “Swannies”, and Swannies are used by more than 200,000 professional athletes, business owners, and wellness enthusiasts who want to reduce eye strain and sleep better. Furthermore, he’s the founder of the Alcohol-Free Lifestyle, which has helped more than 100,000 high achievers reduce or stop alcohol.
Moreover, his sleep and alcohol expertise has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes and Entrepreneur magazines, Psychology Today, and Harvard Business Review.
In addition, he’s the host of the podcast, “Alcohol-Free Lifestyle” and the author of the books, “The 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge” and “Sleep on Demand”. Forbes listed James as one of 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch.
In this episode, James gives us practical and easy-to-implement tools we can all use to have a better night’s sleep. You don’t want to miss all the great information he shares with us.
[03:57] James’ Backstory and How He got into Creating His Amazing Glasses
[09:13] If You Want to Feel Refreshed in the Morning, Here are James’ Top Tips
[16:57] How Much Sleep the Average Adult should get & How Darkness is Critical to Your Sleep
[21:40] The Importance of Sleep Masks
[27:42] This is What Actually Happens When You Have Alcohol at Night & Programs to Help You Stop
[33:53] Snacking Before Bedtime – Do or Don’t?
[44:15] James’ Final Bits of Wisdom
Lastly, in case you missed it, check out last week’s podcast:
Episode #163 | Boost Your Energy and Vitality
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