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138: Dr. Kirk Parsley: The Power Of Sleep

Brief Bio:

Dr. Kirk Parsley, MD, who served as the Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine and is certified in hormonal modulation lecturing extensively on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization. He is working on a book on sleep optimization, also gave a TEDxReno talk on the subject of sleep called America’s biggest problem.


In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Sleep and hormones. What’s the connection?
  • Do we need “evolutionary medicine”?
  • Are sleeping pills really that bad for your health?
  • Why people are resistant to the “sleep message”
  • Sleep deficit: The performance killer
  • Why sleep isn’t a luxury
  • How lack of sleep can cause you to gain weight
  • Why you can’t “biohack” sleep loss
  • The #1 key to getting a good night of sleep
  • The best sleep app
  • Using sleep tracker apps to help you sleep better
  • Healthcare vs disease-care



Dr. Parsley’s Sleep Cocktail

Dr. Parsley’s TED Talk



Connect with Dr. Parsley:



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