Sleep is a Nutrient - Arthur Haines #75

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In a culture that praises work and getting the most out of the day, sleeping tends to be under-rated and, often, looked down upon. Seeing as we spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping, it’s about time we start treating sleep as an intentional practice rather than hitting the pause button on life. Arthur Haines is back on the show to share some fascinating scientific research on the sleeping habits of wild, indigenous peoples. The research results are in: quality sleep can have tremendously positive effects on your health and well-being. I hope Arthur’s grounded perspective inspires you to put focus and energy towards your personal sleep practice!


Episode Breakdown:

  • A new path
  • Conscious sleep practices 
  • When is the best time to go to sleep?
  • Did hunter gatherers sleep through the night?
  • Correlation between temperature and sleep
  • Effects of light and color of light on sleep
  • The importance of fire
  • Rising at the same time each day — consistency is key
  • Sleep for the cure
  • The many benefits of melatonin 
  • Bedding and grounding
  • Thoughts on grounding technology
  • Noise
  • Concluding thoughts + wrap-up 

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Meet Arthur

Greetings! My name is Arthur Haines and I’ve been helping people explore human ecology for over 20 years. I’ve done this with the mission of developing deep awareness of and connection to nature, promoting individual health, and fostering self-reliance. Wild food is a passion of mine, and through this, I offer a glimpse of our past and a new picture of our future. Through this knowledge, and many other facets of our shared ancestral lifeways, we can awaken a rewilding of our body, mind, and heart.

I endeavor to share knowledge garnered from this perspective, one that merges the material knowledge of present-day people with the ecological knowledge of ancestral people.

You can find Arthur on Facebook and on his website