Lagoon | Sleep Fitness News - April 27th

Lagoon | Sleep Fitness News - April 27th

👋 Hey there pack members! 

What’s going on this week in sleep and fitness? Let’s get into it…

Don't forget to follow @lagoonsleep on Instagram for daily insights on how to optimize your sleep and fitness routine.

🧙‍♂️ Come along on this “Journey into Sleep”

The team at Reuters put together this super cool digital journey that walks through some very cool sleep facts and statistics.  For example, did you know that it was Franz Halberg, who in 1957, was the first to document our roughly 24-hour self-regulating systems - coining the circadian rhythm.  However, researchers recently discovered that fossilized plants living more than 250 million years ago already had circadian rhythms that drove them to fold their leaves at night and reopen them during the day. 

⛷️ Gold Medal wind down routine with Lindsey Vonn

Olympic ski champion Lindsey Vonn has had a tumultuous journey with her sleep, beginning back in 2013 when she was stressed trying to come back from injury in time for the 2014 Games.  Now she’s on a great trajectory - sleeping 8 to 9 hours per night, going to bed between 11pm - 12am and waking up between 7:30 and 8am.  She’s taking medication to deal with her insomnia and tracks her sleep with the Oura ring.  

🖐️ 5 ways to burn fat while you sleep

Eat This, Not That weighs in on what eating and other elements of sleep hygiene can do to help you burn fat while you sleep.  If you eliminate eating several hours before bed, you can help your body to burn fat through the night (long-term storage of energy) rather than glucose from food that you’re still digesting.  Also sleeping in a cold room can force your body to work harder to manage your core temperature, burning more calories in the process.

⌚️ Apple's AI health coach may be available for you soon

Codenamed “Quartz” the new coaching service from Apple will be designed to help keep users motivated to exercise, improve eating habits and *sleep better*, according to people with knowledge of the project.  The service is said to be its own app, will come with a monthly fee, and is expected to be released next year.  Remember if you’re interested in improving your sleep, I’m offering a free 30 minute sleep assessment, looking at your sleep routine.

 🎙️Talking with Dr. Jade Wu, author of Hello Sleep 

Dr. Wu, a behavioral sleep medicine specialist and researcher at Duke University School of Medicine, joined the Plain English podcast to discuss her book “'Hello Sleep: The Science and Art of Overcoming Insomnia Without Medications.” She explains how there are some common misconceptions today about sleep disorders like insomnia vs. behavioral tendencies towards sleep deprivation.  Takeaway: don’t stress yourself out while trying to improve your sleep! 

That's it for this week's sleep news highlights! Stay tuned for more exciting updates on optimizing your sleep and health, and remember to follow @lagoonsleep on Instagram for your daily dose.

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