Sleep Starts in the Morning - Shawn Stevenson #83

Shawn Stevenson — bestselling author and creator of The Model Health Show — is back on ReWild Yourself podcast to motivate us to make sleep a primary focus as he details his latest sleep research. Sleep has been a big focus for me as of late. I find I’m able to get more out of my day if I allocate a larger portion of it to getting quality sleep. In this interview, Shawn provides us with some powerful takeaways, including one important piece on the sleep—gut health connection that was completely new to me, and I think you’ll find particularly fascinating. I hope our conversation inspires you to create a nightly sleep practice that rejuvenates your mind and body.

Episode Breakdown:

  • Shawn’s path to his sleep research
  • How much sleep do you need?
  • “A good night’s sleep starts the moment you wake up in the morning"
  • Do we need to black out our windows?
  • Take control of your evening ritual — "Getting ready for bed"
  • Go device-less at night
  • Powerful new research connecting sleep and gut health
  • Nutrients that supplement good quality sleep
  • Shawn's prognosis for the future of the human species

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Shawn Stevenson is a bestselling author and creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the #1 Health podcast in the country with millions of listener downloads every year. A graduate of The University of Missouri - St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and kinesiology, and went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn has been featured in Entrepreneur magazine, Men's Health magazine, ESPN, FOX News, and many other media outlets. He is also a frequent keynote speaker for numerous organizations, universities, and conferences. To learn more about Shawn visit