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398: Sleep Guidelines, Immune System, and Coronavirus with Dr. Kirk Parsley

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398: Sleep Guidelines, Immune System, and Coronavirus with Dr. Kirk Parsley

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Getting a good night’s sleep can be difficult at the best of times. But it can be even harder when you’re anxious or have something on your mind – a global pandemic, for example. In this episode, Doc Parsley talks about Coronavirus, how to keep your immune system healthy, and how sleep deprivation negatively affects your health, productivity, stress and relationships. Plus, he reveals the #1 secret to get a good night’s sleep. Listen Now!


Brief Bio:

Doc Parsley (Dr. Kirk Parsley) is a medical doctor, the Chief Sleep Officer at Doc Parsley Sleep Remedy. He has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 2006, has served as Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine, a former SEAL, and received his Medical Degree from Bethesda. 

He lectures worldwide on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization. He has discovered that the most under-used tool in the world for enhancing performance is quality sleep. This led him to invent the all-natural supplement, Sleep Remedy, the supplement of choice for Navy SEALs, pro athletes, and C-level executives.

His passion is to help his patients and clients achieve the highest quality of life possible, and realize their health, performance, and longevity goals.


In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • How to navigate the coronavirus anxiety [07:39-31:38]
    • How do social media affects your mental health [09:44-12:43]
    • How to interpret the data about COVID-19 [12:44-31:38]
    • Who are the most credible source of information today [20:35-21:43]
    • How to identify facts and false information [21:44-29:57]
    • Learning the CDC’s pandemic plan [29:58-31:38]
    • The benefits of staying young [31:39-33:18]
    • How to measure your biological age [34:43-36:35]
    • Why kids seem susceptible to the novel virus [36:36-37:37]
    • How to boost your immune system and avoid inflammation [37:38-42:18]
    • The two contracts that everybody signed unconsciously [42:20-42:41]
    • What happens if you don’t get 8 hours of sleep [42:42-49:59]
    • Know your brain: Prefrontal cortex [44:06-49:59]
    • What to do when you’re ‘doing everything right’ but still struggling to sleep [50:16-52:48]
    • What causes insomnia? And how to treat it  [52:50-55:57]
    • How does cortisol works in the body [53:43-53:54]
    • Internal Threat versus External Threat [55:02-55:57]
    • How to reduce your stress hormones [56:00-01:04:53]
    • And much more…




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Related Episode:

Dr. Kirk Parsley: The Power Of Sleep


Links Mentioned:

Doc Parsley’s Sleep Remedy (Use Code TED10 to save 10%off)

Doc’s Parsley LinkedIn 


European Center for Disease Prevention and Control

Johns Hopkins – Coronavirus Resource Center

CDC – Planning and Preparedness Resources

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