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    #650: Dr. Matthew Walker, All Things Sleep — How to Improve Sleep, How Sleep Ties Into Alzheimer’s Disease and Weight Gain, and How Medications (Ambien, Trazodone, etc.), Caffeine, THC/CBD, Psychedelics, Exercise, Smart Drugs, Fasting, and More Affect Sleep

    2-3 cups of coffee per day, with lighter roasts and finer grinds, can help to maximize the beneficial antioxidants and polyphenols.

    enJanuary 19, 2023

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    Matthew Walker, PhD (@sleepdiplomat), is professor of neuroscience at the University of California Berkeley and founder and director of the school’s Center for Human Sleep Science. Dr. Walker is the author of the New York Times and international bestseller Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams, which was recently listed by Bill Gates as one of his top five books of the year. His TED Talk, “Sleep is Your Superpower,” has garnered more than 17 million views. 

    He has received numerous funding awards from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health and is a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2020, Dr. Walker was awarded the Carl Sagan Prize for Science Achievements. Dr. Walker’s research examines the impact of sleep on human health and disease. He has been featured on numerous television and radio outlets including 60 Minutes, Nat Geo TV, NOVA Science, NPR, and the BBC. Dr. Walker is also scientific advisor to Oura, a sleep-tracking ring.

    Dr. Walker hosts the 5-star-rated podcast The Matt Walker Podcastwhich is all about sleep, the brain, and the body.

    Resources from this episode: https://tim.blog/2023/01/18/matthew-walker-sleep/

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    [05:55] Sleep and Alzheimer’s disease.

    [19:55] What causes the decline of deep sleep as we age?

    [24:36] Are there any known species that don’t require sleep?

    [29:15] Brain stimulation for more deep sleep, less insomnia.

    [41:01] Tips for better sleep without laboratory budget or access.

    [51:45] Ideal types of exercise for promoting deep sleep.

    [53:51] Matt’s updated thoughts on caffeine and sleep.

    [1:11:12] Cannabis (CBD, THC, CBN) and sleep.

    [1:30:18] A crowdsourcing request of listeners.

    [1:36:17] If the bed’s a-rocking…

    [1:41:45] The Da Vinci Code magic sleep device.

    [1:46:04] DARPA innovation.

    [1:46:32] Ensuring proper function in the glymphatic system.

    [1:50:42] Psychedelics and sleep.

    [2:01:20] How sleep affects food intake and weight fluctuation.

    [2:10:46] Orexin, I reckon.

    [2:22:11] Fainting goats and narcolepsy.

    [2:25:36] Modafinil.

    [2:30:32] How sleep medications affect sleep quality.

    [2:36:16] Trazodone.

    [2:46:26] Perilous polypharmacy.

    [2:49:04] Pregabalin and gabapentin.

    [2:54:33] The psychological value of emergency sleep medicine for insomniacs.

    [2:58:16] CBTI and the balancing role of pharmacology.

    [2:59:56] Parting thoughts and what to expect from a future round two.

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    🔑 Key Takeaways

    • Getting enough quality sleep is vital for reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease and maintaining good mental and physical health.
    • Deep non-REM sleep helps the brain cleanse itself of metabolic byproducts, protecting it from Alzheimer's disease.
    • Direct current brain stimulation amplifies deep sleep brainwaves, almost doubling the amount of memory benefit from sleep, with potential applications to prevent decline of deep sleep and reduce Alzheimer's disease risk.
    • Sleep plays an essential role in maintaining the health of all physiological systems and is a common theme across all species, with a lack of it having serious consequences.
    • Transcranial Stimulation and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation can be used to treat depression, enhance memory, and improve sleep. StimScience offers a device-free approach to achieve the benefits of deep sleep.
    • Pre-sleep stimulation can lead to better moods, cognitive function, and a healthier life.
    • Make good sleep a priority by avoiding caffeine and light exposure in the evening, avoiding screens, and having consistent timing. Consult a healthcare professional for medication help.
    • Understanding and controlling the factors affecting deep sleep can result in a better night's rest.
    • Exercise and caffeine can both help you get better quality sleep, but it’s important to be aware of the timing and dosage of your caffeine intake.
    • Caffeine can increase anxiety, reduce deep non-REM sleep and have a long half-life, making it important to be mindful of our caffeine intake.
    • 2-3 cups of coffee per day, with lighter roasts and finer grinds, can help to maximize the beneficial antioxidants and polyphenols.
    • Be mindful of what substances you consume and the quantity, to ensure their effects on sleep are beneficial.
    • THC can benefit sleep, but it is important to be mindful of dosage, as too much can lead to negative withdrawal effects and disrupt REM sleep.
    • CBD may increase deep non-REM sleep, while THC can reduce REM sleep and cause more vivid dreams when stopped. It is important to be mindful of the dosage when using these substances for sleep.
    • Clinical studies are exploring potential benefits of CBD, such as reducing anxiety and helping with sleep, while mitigating risks and improving outcomes.
    • Self-tracking, gathering data from a large group of individuals, and rocking can all be useful in improving sleep quality and duration.
    • A recent study demonstrated that rocking beds and hammocks at a frequency that matches slow brain waves can help increase deep and non-REM sleep, and potentially improve learning and memory.
    • Dr. Matt Walker proposed a unique device that would stimulate the sensation of rocking without physical rocking and adjust to an individual's unique slow oscillation frequency.
    • Recent studies suggest that classical psychedelics may interfere with sleep quality, reduce the need for sleep, and improve sleep quality when taken alongside physical exercise and THC.
    • Psychedelics and dream sleep both provide mental health benefits, but they do so in different ways, potentially inhibiting the ability to sleep.
    • Poor sleep can lead to an increase in hunger and food intake, which could lead to weight gain. Get the rest you need to stay healthy.
    • Getting enough restful sleep and eating a balanced diet can help us maintain good health and avoid an increased risk of obesity.
    • Sleep deprivation can lead to excessive eating and an increase of up to 600 extra calories, which is the body's response to a perceived state of starvation. Taking control of our sleep is essential for health.
    • Supplementing electrolytes and fructose-rich fruits can help maintain blood pressure, melatonin levels and sleep quality during fasting.
    • Narcolepsy and fainting goats have different mechanisms, but Modafinil is often prescribed to narcoleptics and it stimulates wake-promoting chemicals that are also present in Benadryl, which makes people drowsy.
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the recommended first line treatment for insomnia and is safer and more effective than drugs in the long-term.
    • Trazodone can help reduce the time it takes to fall asleep and increases deep non-REM sleep without affecting REM sleep, providing a more naturalistic way to help with sleep and improving learning and memory.
    • Trazodone can be an effective tool to improve sleep quality, but it is important to cycle the medication and be aware of potential risks.
    • Consult a professional before using pregabalin and gabapentin, or any drug, to ensure safe and correct usage.
    • Knowing the effects of sleep aids can help ensure desired results without side effects.
    • Use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI) and medication to break the cycle of insomnia and take back control of your sleep.
    • Tune in to Matt Walker's podcast to gain the tools necessary to get a good night's sleep and improve your sleep overall.

    📝 Podcast Summary

    Quality Sleep to Lower the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

    Sleep is an essential element for our physical and mental health.Recent studies have shown that lack of sleep can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.Not sleeping for a night can lead to an increase of toxic beta amyloid and tau proteins in our bloodstream, as well as in our brain.Furthermore, Maiken Nedergaard discovered the brain’s own cleansing system, the glymphatic system, which is responsible for flushing out toxins and metabolic detritus during sleep.Thus, getting enough quality sleep is extremely important for reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and maintaining a good mental and physical health.

    Glial Cells: The Brain's Power Cleanse

    Sleep is a vital part of our overall health.Scientists have discovered that glial cells, a different form of brain cell, make up a network of cleansing system that is most active when we are in deep non-REM sleep.During this time, our brain cleanses itself of metabolic byproducts such as beta amyloid and tau protein, which are associated with Alzheimer’s disease.This “power cleanse” of the brain is crucial to our well-being, as it helps to prevent the accumulation of harmful proteins.Furthermore, this cleansing process is focused in the medial prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain that is particularly vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease.Fortunately, sleep is something that can be modified, and scientists are currently exploring ways to use sleep as a way to combat Alzheimer’s disease.

    Direct Current Brain Stimulation to Improve Learning and Memory Function

    Sleep plays a critical role in learning and memory function.To help improve this, direct current brain stimulation has been developed, which applies small amounts of voltage to the brain, amplifying the size of deep sleep brainwaves.This has been found to almost double the amount of memory benefit that people gain from sleep.Scientists are now looking at how this technology can be used in older adults, to restore deep sleep and salvage aspects of learning and memory.But more importantly, they're looking at intervening in midlife to prevent the decline of deep sleep and lower Alzheimer's disease risk.Brain atrophy could be a factor in the earlier decline of deep sleep in men, as well as other sex hormones, such as estrogen and luteinizing hormone.

    The Vital Role of Sleep in Maintaining Health

    Sleep is an essential part of life and has been for as long as life has existed on Earth.Evidence suggests that sleep plays a vital role in maintaining the health of all major physiological systems in the body and plays a key role in the functioning of the brain.It appears to be a common theme across all species, from mammals to birds, reptiles, fish and even bacteria.There is still much to learn about the purpose of sleep and the evolutionary history of it, but it is clear that a lack of it can have serious consequences.Companies such as Modius are now offering direct current brain stimulation to help people get more deep sleep and improve their overall health.

    Exploring the Benefits of Transcranial Stimulation and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

    Transcranial Stimulation (TMS) and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) are two types of brain stimulation used to treat depression, enhance memory, and improve sleep.The complex version of TMS requires the user to be in the sleep laboratory while their electrical brainwaves are recorded.The stimulation is then timed to activate and amplify the natural brainwaves to create deep sleep.StimScience is a company that stimulates the brain before sleep for five to ten minutes to create an effect that lasts for two to three hours.By using this approach, people can reap the benefits of deep sleep without having to attach any devices to their head.

    Pre-Sleep Stimulation for Improved Sleep Quality

    Using pre-sleep stimulation, we can help people get better, deeper sleep.This will reduce their sleep onset latency, the amount of time it takes to fall asleep, and improve the quality of their sleep overall.This can lead to better moods, improved cognitive function, and more balanced appetite hormones and blood pressure.Further research into this could help us prevent neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.All of this leads to better healthspan and a longer lifespan.

    Essential Tips for Improving Deep Sleep

    Making good sleep a priority is essential for overall wellbeing.Caffeine and light exposure in the evening should be avoided in order to get deep sleep.There are also environmental and behavioral factors to consider, such as avoiding screens past a certain point and having consistent timing.Medication like trazodone and pregabalin can help to decrease the SOL and increase the speed to sleep.THC and CBD combination may also be helpful, but it is important to consult a healthcare professional before taking or ceasing anything.With these tips in mind, you can start to make a plan to increase your deep sleep and keep your brain in top order.

    Controlling Temperature, Stress, Anxiety, Caffeine, Exercise and Light for Better Sleep

    Temperature, stress and anxiety, caffeine, exercise and light are all important factors in achieving deep sleep.Taking a warm bath before bed can help your body regulate its temperature, while exercise, particularly aerobic activities, can help increase deep sleep.In order to reduce stress and anxiety, it's important to practice mindfulness and relaxation techniques.Avoiding caffeine and limiting exposure to light can also help you get a better night's sleep.Taking the time to understand and control these factors can make a huge difference in how well you sleep.

    Unveiling the Benefits of Exercise and Caffeine for Quality Sleep

    Exercise is a great way to help get better quality sleep.Studies have found that it doesn't matter what time of day you exercise; the main thing is to be consistent and find a routine that works for you.Caffeine is a stimulant that helps you stay alert, but also has some of the same benefits as sleep.It works by blocking the signal of sleepiness by competing with the chemical, adenosine, which builds up in the brain.So have a cup of coffee in the morning to stay alert, but don't drink too late or it may interfere with your sleep quality.

    Understanding the Impact of Caffeine on Sleep

    Caffeine can have a significant impact on our sleep.It is a stimulant and it increases anxiety, which makes it difficult to shift to the restful parasympathetic nervous system.This can lead to ruminating and catastrophizing, making it harder to fall asleep.Caffeine also has a long half-life of 5-6 hours, meaning it can still be present in the brain up to 12 hours after consumption.This can lead to sleep being more fragile and can make it harder to stay asleep.Finally, caffeine can reduce the amount of deep non-REM sleep by up to 30%, which can leave us feeling unrested and reaching for more coffee the next day.To avoid this vicious cycle, it is important to be mindful of our caffeine intake.

    Reap the Health Benefits of Coffee

    The health benefits of coffee are well supported by evidence.The coffee bean contains a variety of antioxidants and polyphenols, including the beneficial chlorogenic acid.The suggested amount of coffee to drink for the most benefit is 2-3 cups per day.Different roasting and grinding methods can affect the caffeine and antioxidant concentration of the coffee, with lighter roasts and finer grinds producing more caffeine.However, too much caffeine can be detrimental, so it is important to follow the 2-3 cup recommendation.Knowing the benefits of coffee, as well as the right amount and method of preparation, can help us reap all of its benefits.

    Coffee and Cannabis: Effects on Sleep

    Coffee, cannabis and their respective substances such as caffeine, CBD, THC and CBN can have effects on our sleep.The brewing method, grain size and roast of coffee can affect the amount of caffeine and antioxidants present in it.Cold brew coffees for example contain a greater concentration of caffeine than hot brews.Lighter roasts tend to have higher levels of chlorogenic acid than darker roasts.The decaffeinating process preserves the antioxidants in coffee.Cannabis in the form of edibles can help reduce rumination associated with insomnia.However, long-term use could lead to dependency.Therefore, it is important to be mindful of what substances we consume and in what quantity.

    The Benefits and Risks of Using THC for Sleep

    Using THC can be beneficial for sleep, but it is important to be mindful of the dosage.Taking too much can lead to negative withdrawal effects, such as rebound insomnia.In fact, it is so common that it is included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as a symptom of cannabis withdrawal.Additionally, THC can disrupt REM sleep and reduce its intensity, duration and onset.While there is no definitive answer to the dosage range required to experience these effects, it is important to be aware of them.Experimenting with on-off cycles and using sleep trackers can help to determine the effects on an individual basis.

    Exploring the Effects of CBD and THC on Sleep

    CBD has been found to have a sedating effect on animals such as pigeons.It has also been studied in humans as it relates to sleep, and the results are mixed.However, higher doses of CBD may increase the amount of deep non-REM sleep that one gets.THC, on the other hand, has been found to reduce the amount of REM sleep one gets, though when one stops taking THC, their dreams can become more vivid.Therefore, it is important to be mindful of the dosage of both CBD and THC when it comes to sleep.

    Understanding the Effects of CBD

    CBD seems to have a bimodal distribution, with lower doses potentially being wake-promoting, while higher doses may have sleep inducing effects.It is not FDA-regulated and there is variability from one batch to the next.To better understand the effects of CBD, a clinical team is trying to create and study a CBD analog.It has anxiolytic effects and could reduce anxiety and help sleep arrive more easily.It may also reduce core body temperature which is necessary for sleep.Further studies may help us understand the effects of combining CBD with other substances and potentially mitigate risks while improving clinical outcomes.

    Utilizing Self-Tracking and Rocking for Better Sleep

    Learning from this section is that self-tracking can often be useful in formulating hypotheses to be tested in scientific studies.Gathering data from a large group of individuals, such as an N of a thousand people, can be helpful in understanding trends and drawing conclusions, even if the data is not scientific.Additionally, it was mentioned that rocking, or having a rocking motion, can improve sleep quality and duration.This can be seen in the way parents rock babies to help them fall asleep.As a result, self-tracking and rocking can be useful concepts to consider while trying to improve sleep.

    Rocking Beds and Hammocks: A Potential Solution for Improved Sleep Quality

    A recent study conducted by scientists at the University of Geneva demonstrated that rocking a bed back and forth at a frequency that matches slow brain waves can help increase deep and non-REM sleep.This was seen to have a functional outcome of improved learning and memory the next day.The study has inspired a company to develop devices that rock beds in a similar way.Additionally, hammocks have also been suggested as a way to replicate the rocking motion and potentially improve sleep quality.It is important to note that further research is needed to fully understand the effects of rocking beds and hammocks on sleep.

    An Innovative Solution to Everyday Problems

    Dr.Matt Walker had a very interesting idea that could stimulate the sensation of rocking without physical rocking.He proposed a small inner-ear device that can stimulate the vestibular system within the eardrum.This would be a great way for couples to get the same sleep experience without having to physically rock each other.The device could also measure electrical brainwave activity and adjust the stimulation to an individual's unique slow oscillation frequency.This device would be put-in and take-out, allowing people to easily use it without having to implant it.Dr.Matt Walker's innovative idea is an example of how technology can be used to create new solutions to everyday problems.

    Examining the Impact of Classical Psychedelics on Sleep

    Sleep is essential for overall health and wellbeing.Recent studies suggest that psychedelics may have an impact on sleep patterns.These studies suggest that classical psychedelics, such as MDMA, may interfere with sleep, resulting in poor sleep quality.On the other hand, research has also suggested that classical psychedelics may reduce the need for sleep, potentially allowing individuals to rest more efficiently.Additionally, research suggests that physical exercise and a combination therapy using THC may also help improve sleep quality when taken alongside classical psychedelics.All of this research is still in its infancy, but the results are encouraging and suggest that further research is necessary in order to understand the potential long-term effects on sleep and overall health.

    Psychedelics and Dream Sleep: Different Paths to Mental Health Benefits

    People have reported that taking a relatively small dose of psychedelics, such as 250-500 milligrams of dried psilocybe mushrooms, can lead to a dream-like experience during sleep.Although this is anecdotal evidence, it has been replicated multiple times.Research suggests that while both psychedelics and dream sleep provide mental health benefits, they do so in different ways.Scientists believe that while psychedelics work on serotonergic mechanisms, dream sleep is associated with the reduction of serotonin and noradrenaline in the brain.Therefore, it is possible that psychedelics may inhibit the ability to sleep, rather than reduce the need for it.It is an interesting area of research, and one which can provide further insight into the effects of psychedelics.

    Sleep Deprivation and Hormonal Imbalance

    The connection between sleep deprivation and changes in appetite-regulating hormones has been well-studied.When people don't get enough sleep, hormones like leptin (which signals satiety) and ghrelin (which signals hunger) can be thrown off balance.This can lead to an increase in hunger, food intake and ultimately weight gain.By understanding the effects of sleep deprivation on our bodies, we can develop healthier habits and make sure to get the rest we need to feel our best.

    The Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Health

    Sleep deprivation can have a major impact on our health.It can lead to an increase in hunger hormones, such as ghrelin, and cravings for unhealthy food.It can even alter the brain's chemistry, leading to an increased desire for unhealthy foods.This can lead to an increased risk of obesity.To combat this, it is important to get plenty of restful sleep in order to keep our hormones and brain chemistry in balance.Eating healthy foods can also help reduce cravings and regulate our hunger hormones.Making sure to get enough sleep and eating a nutritious, balanced diet can help us maintain a healthy lifestyle.

    The Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Metabolism

    Sleep deprivation can have a serious impact on our health, including our metabolism.Excessive eating is a common symptom of sleep deprivation.This may be a compensatory mechanism to try to fix the lack of sleep, as our body may interpret this as a form of starvation.In fact, research has shown that when we are deprived of sleep, we may consume up to three to six hundred extra calories, even if we are not expending more energy.So it is not necessarily because we are trying to make up for the energy that we are burning due to lack of sleep.Rather, this is our body's response to a perceived state of starvation.Taking control of our sleep is essential for our health, as it provides us the energy and repair that our bodies need.

    Managing Sleep Patterns During Fasting

    Fasting can have a dramatic effect on our sleep patterns.Not only can it cause difficulty in falling asleep, but it can also lead to reduced total sleep time.To help attenuate this, consuming supplemental electrolytes and fructose-rich fruits can help maintain blood pressure and melatonin levels.Fasting can also increase the wake-promoting chemical, orexin, and delay the release of melatonin, both of which can affect our sleep.Lastly, it can cause a decrease in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, while leaving non-REM sleep largely unaffected.Taking steps to manage these changes can help ensure we get adequate rest.

    Understanding and Regulating Sleep Health

    Narcolepsy is a condition where the brain fails to properly regulate sleep and people can experience a sudden loss of muscle tone (cataplexy) when they are awake.Fainting goats, meanwhile, have a different mechanism: when they are startled their muscles become rigid and they fall over.Modafinil is often prescribed to narcoleptics as a performance enhancer and is believed to work by stimulating levels of noradrenaline, serotonin, and histamine.This histamine is a strong wake-promoting chemical and is the same one affected by Benadryl, which makes people feel drowsy.This indicates the importance of understanding and regulating sleep health as it can have profound impacts on our daily lives.

    Short-Term Benefits, Long-Term Dangers: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

    Modafinil is a drug used to promote wakefulness and productivity.While it can be effective in the short term, it can be dangerous in the long term.The drug can quickly lead to tolerance and its use could result in side effects such as drowsiness, weakened immune system, and increased risk of dementia.Rather than relying on drugs, cognitive behavioral therapy is the recommended first line treatment for insomnia.Learning effective strategies to cope with insomnia can help one achieve longer-term health benefits.

    Sleep, Memory, and Trazodone

    Sleep is essential for learning and memory.Studies have shown that natural sleep increases the strength of memory traces in the brain, while sleeping pills like zolpidem can reduce the strength of the memory trace by up to 50%.Trazodone is an off-label sleep medication that works differently than classic sleeping pills by targeting the wake-promoting systems in the brain.It is effective in reducing the time it takes to fall asleep and increases deep non-REM sleep without affecting REM sleep.Therefore, it is a more naturalistic way to help with sleep and can be beneficial for learning and memory.

    The Benefits and Risks of Trazodone

    A good night's sleep is essential for both physical and mental health.Trazodone is a medication that has been found to improve sleep quality in people of all ages, from those under 60 years old to those over 60.The effects of the drug last for up to a month, and there is no evidence of tolerance or withdrawal.There is still more to learn about the long term effects of trazodone, and caution should be taken when using it.While it can be an effective tool, it is important to cycle the medication and be aware of the potential risks.

    Safe Use of Pregabalin and Gabapentin for Sleep

    Using pregabalin and gabapentin for sleep can be a tricky task.These drugs are often used for pain and muscle relaxation, as well as epilepsy treatment.While they have been found to increase deep non-REM sleep and reduce light stage one, non-REM sleep, they can cause dangerous side effects if not taken correctly.People should be aware that combining psychiatric medications with other compounds, like ayahuasca, can cause a dangerous serotonin syndrome.It is best to always consult with a professional before using pregabalin and gabapentin, or any drug for that matter, to ensure safe and correct usage.

    Understanding the Half-Lives of Sleep Aids

    Having the security of knowing that a sleep aid is available can be a powerful tool for those suffering from insomnia.It can give them back the faith in their ability to sleep, as opposed to the feeling that their sleep controls them.A dosage that works for one person may not be appropriate for another, and it's important to be aware of any potential side effects of the medication.Taking the time to understand the half-lives of the medications can help ensure that the desired effects are achieved without any lingering grogginess or hangover effects the following day.

    Taking Control of Your Sleep with CBTI

    Having a good sleep routine is essential for physical and mental health.It can be hard to find the balance between controlling your sleep and letting your sleep control you.Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI) can help you break the cycle of insomnia and actively take control of your sleep.If you find yourself in a vicious cycle of insomnia, it can be helpful to have a “break glass in case of emergency” option like medication to help relieve the stress.You can also combine CBTI with medications for the best results and then reduce your reliance on medications over time.Finally, remember that medications can help bring you back into a natural balance, not take you away from it.With this knowledge, you can have the confidence to take control of your sleep.

    Unlocking the Secrets of Sleep with Matt Walker

    Learning about sleep is made easy with Matt Walker's podcast - The Matt Walker Podcast.You can find it on all podcast platforms, and it contains all the information you need to know about sleep.Matt Walker's research and his ability to communicate it to a broader audience is commendable.There is hope for those with sleep issues, and his podcast is full of the tools needed to get a good night's sleep.Tune in to the podcast to get all the information you need to improve your sleep.

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    [05:55] Bao Tong’s calligraphy.

    [08:20] Matt’s decision to study East Asian languages.

    [10:13] Studying with Perry Link and the challenges of learning Chinese.

    [12:19] Tips for learning Chinese and other languages.

    [17:17] How TikTok has been weaponized by the Chinese Communist Party.

    [20:58] The origins of TikTok and its obfuscatory ownership structure.

    [26:30] How sowing chaos in the West serves the CCP’s aims.

    [31:37] “Politics stops at the water’s edge.”

    [33:11] How should the US rein in TikTok’s influence over its population?

    [40:23] The significance of Taiwan geographically, ideologically, and economically.

    [49:59] The semiconductor industry in Taiwan and its global importance.

    [52:07] Deterring China from attacking or coercing Taiwan.

    [58:51] Cultivating social depth in Taiwan.

    [1:01:09] Guessing at Xi Jinping’s timeline.

    [1:05:33] Demonstrating the will to match the capacity of following through.

    [1:07:47] Matt’s top priorities for stemming Chinese ambitions.

    [1:10:15] Architects of chaos.

    [1:14:21] Staying alert against informational warfare and united front activity.

    [1:21:00] Countering China’s influence on its Western-based citizens.

    [1:25:05] Checkers vs. Go.

    [1:26:56] How can the US reassert its position as a beacon of democracy?

    [1:33:05] What prompted Matt to join the Marine Corps at age 32?

    [1:38:50] Getting in shape for the occasion.

    [1:40:45] Leadership lessons learned.

    [1:46:59] The Boiling Moat, the importance of public service, and parting thoughts.

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    #735: Craig Foster of My Octopus Teacher — How to Find the Wild in a Tame World

    #735: Craig Foster of My Octopus Teacher — How to Find the Wild in a Tame World

    Craig Foster is an Oscar- and BAFTA-winning filmmaker, naturalist, author, and ocean explorer. He is the co-founder of the Sea Change Project, an NGO dedicated to the long-term conservation and regeneration of the Great African Seaforest. His film My Octopus Teacher has led to making the Great African Seaforest a global icon. His new book is Amphibious Soul: Finding the Wild in a Tame World

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    Timestamps:

    [08:39] A morning ray.

    [11:01] Connecting with the sea is a family tradition.

    [13:24] Making The Great Dance.

    [15:28] Unnatural powers granted by natural attunement.

    [22:40] Observing the secret lives of animals.

    [26:44] What makes Kalahari trackers so impressive?

    [29:37] Connecting with nature in the big city.

    [32:43] Breath holding and cold exposure.

    [37:25] Land lessons via underwater tracking.

    [42:55] Connecting with a Cape clawless otter.

    [46:20] Interspecies alliances.

    [49:39] What compelled Craig to write Amphibious Soul?

    [52:58] Why pristine nature comforts and inspires us.

    [1:00:03] Is ancestral memory real?

    [1:04:16] Nature as a mirror.

    [1:07:48] The pros and cons of discovering new species.

    [1:10:03] Song catching.

    [1:16:30] The meaning of “home.”

    [1:19:03] Parenting lessons.

    [1:23:41] The psychic cost of sudden fame.

    [1:31:18] For whom was Amphibious Soul written?

    [1:33:58] Sea Change Project.

    [1:35:53] The short-sightedness of current climate policy.

    [1:41:52] Changing entrenched minds.

    [1:52:37] A camera-stealing octopus.

    [1:55:25] Hope for a shift in human perspective.

    [1:58:21] Parting thoughts.

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    #734: In Case You Missed It: March 2024 Recap of "The Tim Ferriss Show"

    #734: In Case You Missed It: March 2024 Recap of "The Tim Ferriss Show"

    This episode is brought to you by 5-Bullet Friday, my very own email newsletter.

    Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to deconstruct world-class performers to tease out the routines, habits, et cetera that you can apply to your own life. 

    This is a special inbetweenisode, which serves as a recap of the episodes from last month. It features a short clip from each conversation in one place so you can easily jump around to get a feel for the episode and guest.

    Based on your feedback, this format has been tweaked and improved since the first recap episode. For instance, listeners suggested that the bios for each guest can slow the momentum, so we moved all the bios to the end. 

    See it as a teaser. Something to whet your appetite. If you like what you hear, you can of course find the full episodes at tim.blog/podcast

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    Hugh Howey: 00:15:44

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    Legendary Actor Scott Glenn — How to Be Super Fit at 85, Lessons from Marlon Brando, How to Pursue Your Purpose, The Art of Serendipity, Stories of Gunslingers, and More (#729)

    Barbara Corcoran — How She Turned $1,000 into a $5B+ Empire: PR Stunts, Sales Techniques, Critical Early Wins, Fighting Trump, and Becoming a Real Estate Mogul (#725)

    Seth Godin — Coaching Tim on Overcoming Resistance, Lessons from Isaac Asimov, Writing Secrets After 8,500+ Daily Blog Posts, The Dangers of Authenticity, Practices for Consistency, and Much More (#728)

    Hugh Howey, Author of Silo and Wool — A Masterclass on Writing, Unorthodox Self-Publishing, and Living in The AI Age (#726)

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    #733: Live 10th Anniversary Random Show with Kevin Rose — Exploring What’s Next, Testing Ozempic, Modern Dating, New Breakthrough Treatments for Anxiety, Bitcoin ETFs, Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul, and Engineering More Awe in Your Life

    #733: Live 10th Anniversary Random Show with Kevin Rose —  Exploring What’s Next, Testing Ozempic, Modern Dating, New Breakthrough Treatments for Anxiety, Bitcoin ETFs, Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul, and Engineering More Awe in Your Life

    This week is officially the podcast’s 10-year anniversary, and there is no better way to commemorate such a wild milestone than with Kevin Rose and a little tequila. As many listeners know, Kevin was my very first guest for episode 1, way back in April 2014. Timestamps for this episode are available below.

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    [07:20] First live Random Show?

    [07:50] Reasons to celebrate.

    [08:30] How long can this go on?

    [10:15] Mmm…Mmm.

    [11:53] Inflection points.

    [13:00] Interesting over impulse.

    [14:46] Bitcoin ETFs.

    [17:22] PROOF news.

    [18:41] What’s Kevin’s next project?

    [21:15] Don’t DIY your TMS.

    [22:57] The SAINT protocol and accelerated TMS.

    [23:42] Kevin wonders how magnets work.

    [24:27] How accelerated TMS has helped me.

    [28:02] Consumer access to accelerated TMS.

    [31:50] How TMS feels, and other possible uses.

    [32:49] Potential downsides.

    [35:10] How to find out more about accelerated TMS.

    [38:18] How to appear human in social situations.

    [45:20] Jinjer and Sohn.

    [46:24] Android and Gemini.

    [48:41] Content production and future fame.

    [49:58] Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson.

    [52:02] Kevin’s deflated balls.

    [55:49] My single life.

    [59:39] Extending experiential lifespan.

    [1:06:12] This is (Henry Shukman’s) The Way.

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    #732: Martha Beck — The Amazing and Brutal Results of Zero Lies for 365 Days, How to Do a Beginner “Integrity Cleanse,” Lessons from Lion Trackers, and Novel Tactics for Reducing Anxiety

    #732: Martha Beck — The Amazing and Brutal Results of Zero Lies for 365 Days, How to Do a Beginner “Integrity Cleanse,” Lessons from Lion Trackers, and Novel Tactics for Reducing Anxiety

    Dr. Martha Beck has been called “the best-known life coach in America” by NPR and USA Today. She holds three Harvard degrees in social science and has published nine non-fiction books, one novel, and more than 200 magazine articles. Her recent book, The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self, was an instant New York Times Best Seller.

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    #731: Dr. David Spiegel, Stanford U. — Practical Hypnosis, Meditation vs. Hypnosis, Pain Management Without Drugs, The Neurobiology of Trance, and More

    #731: Dr. David Spiegel, Stanford U. — Practical Hypnosis, Meditation vs. Hypnosis, Pain Management Without Drugs, The Neurobiology of Trance, and More

    Dr. David Spiegel is Willson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Center on Stress and Health, and Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he has been a member of the academic faculty since 1975. He is the founder of Reveri, the world's first interactive self-hypnosis app.

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    Timestamps:

    [07:00] How Herbert Spiegel was exposed to hypnosis.

    [10:14] Using hypnosis to cure non-epileptic seizures.

    [11:53] What is a forensic psychiatrist?

    [14:43] How hypnosis works.

    [17:54] Hypnosis and the flow state.

    [21:03] How hypnosis differs from meditation.

    [22:38] Determining one’s susceptibility to hypnosis.

    [27:21] I take the eye-roll test.

    [29:33] Thoughts on EMDR.

    [36:29] Therapeutic psychedelics and ego dissolution.

    [41:05] Potential adverse effects of hypnosis?

    [42:34] Accelerated TMS improves response to hypnosis.

    [44:25] Hypnosis as a tool for stress and pain relief.

    [48:56] David treats my back pain with hypnosis.

    [57:09] Replicating this effect with self-hypnosis.

    [57:57] Understanding the science of pain relief.

    [1:03:18] Filtering the hurt from the pain.

    [1:06:37] For us, not against us.

    [1:09:12] Hypnosis vs. other addiction interventions.

    [1:11:41] A mesmerizing tale of hypnotic history.

    [1:16:10] Most surprising patient outcomes.

    [1:24:53] Finding connection to treat the agitated.

    [1:28:40] Who is Reveri designed for?

    [1:31:15] Hypnosis as a first rather than last resort.

    [1:35:02] Further resources and final thoughts.

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    #730: Reed Hastings, Co-Founder of Netflix — How to Cultivate High Performance, The Art of Farming for Dissent, Favorite Failures, and More

    #730: Reed Hastings, Co-Founder of Netflix — How to Cultivate High Performance, The Art of Farming for Dissent, Favorite Failures, and More

    Reed Hastings became executive chairman of Netflix in 2023, after 25 years as CEO. He co-founded Netflix in 1997. Reed is also a majority owner of Powder Mountain. He is currently on the board of several educational organizations including KIPP and Pahara.

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    Timestamps:

    [06:34] Alfred Lee Loomis and Tuxedo Park.

    [07:53] Risk tolerance: nature or nurture?

    [10:56] Cultivating culture that “eats strategy for lunch.”

    [15:41] The logic behind generous severance.

    [17:02] Adapting to Pure chaos.

    [18:44] Reference checking potential hires.

    [20:29] Context vs. control.

    [22:35] Radical candor.

    [24:15] Guardrails for maintaining work/life balance.

    [27:04] Farming for dissent.

    [28:39] Believing in the green crystals.

    [30:54] High-performance team, not family.

    [31:59] The keeper test.

    [32:49] Fire and replace, or replace and fire?

    [33:59] Beyond Entrepreneurship and other recommended reading/viewing.

    [37:46] A favorite failure.

    [40:32] Outstanding leaders.

    [41:10] Reed’s two “religions.”

    [42:19] Powder Mountain.

    [44:44] How Powder Mountain differs from Reed’s other projects.

    [46:24] Powder Mountain’s biggest challenges ahead.

    [47:02] Could Reed ever really retire?

    [47:19] Best investments of time, energy, or money.

    [48:49] How can we improve education in the US?

    [52:48] What class would Reed teach?

    [53:59] Juggling projects without losing focus.

    [55:04] Philanthropy: Why Africa?

    [55:32] Being “big-hearted champions who pick up the trash.”

    [56:28] Reed’s billboard.

    [58:01] Parting thoughts.

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    #729: Legendary Actor Scott Glenn — How to Be Super Fit at 85, Lessons from Marlon Brando, How to Pursue Your Purpose, The Art of Serendipity, Stories of Gunslingers, and More

    #729: Legendary Actor Scott Glenn — How to Be Super Fit at 85, Lessons from Marlon Brando, How to Pursue Your Purpose, The Art of Serendipity, Stories of Gunslingers, and More

    Scott Glenn’s acting career spans nearly 60 years. His impressive film resume includes performances in Apocalypse Now, Urban Cowboy, The Right Stuff, Silverado, The Hunt for Red October, The Silence of the Lambs, Backdraft, The Virgin Suicides, and The Bourne Ultimatum. This year, Scott will return to HBO to join season 3 of The White Lotus.

    Timestamps for this episode are available below. Links to everything discussed: https://tim.blog/2024/03/27/scott-glenn/

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    Timestamps:

    [07:10] Idaho vs. Los Angeles.

    [13:26] Apocalypse Now, self-confidence soon after.

    [17:26] Burt Lancaster’s movie star lessons.

    [23:06] The birth and death of Wes Hightower.

    [32:22] Catching the attention of James Bridges.

    [35:42] Scarlet fever.

    [37:29] From Marine to police reporter.

    [42:12] Berghof Studios and parental advice.

    [50:44] Converting to Judaism.

    [53:36] Lao Tzu: the ultimate mystic?

    [58:16] Letting go with Killer Joe.

    [1:02:53] “Crazy Whitefella Thinking.”

    [1:08:31] Getting out of the way and Erwan Le Corre.

    [1:11:51] Lessons from the “morally phenomenal” Marlon Brando.

    [1:16:26] How Scott’s childhood bout with scarlet fever informed his life’s course.

    [1:19:05] Daily routines and exercises of an in-shape 85-year-old.

    [1:35:12] Securing a serendipitous skill set.

    [1:42:13] Thailand talk.

    [1:46:18] Increasing surface luck.

    [1:47:04] How Scott met and fell in love with his wife.

    [1:53:04] “Just dance.”

    [1:53:46] Mistakenly calling Rudolf Nureyev Russian.

    [1:55:57] Poetry.

    [2:00:01] What Laurence Olivier knew about the value of tenacity.

    [2:01:41] Parting thoughts.

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    #728: Seth Godin — Coaching Tim on Overcoming Resistance, Lessons from Isaac Asimov, Writing Secrets After 8,500+ Daily Blog Posts, The Dangers of Authenticity, Practices for Consistency, and Much More

    #728: Seth Godin — Coaching Tim on Overcoming Resistance, Lessons from Isaac Asimov, Writing Secrets After 8,500+ Daily Blog Posts, The Dangers of Authenticity, Practices for Consistency, and Much More

    Seth Godin is the author of 21 international bestsellers that have changed the way people think about work. Seth’s books include Tribes, Purple Cow, Linchpin, The Dip, and This Is Marketing. Seth writes one of the most popular marketing blogs in the world, and two of his TED talks are among the most popular of all time. His latest book is The Song of Significance: A New Manifesto for Teams

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    Timestamps:

    [06:14] Writing a provocation rather than a prescription.

    [13:08] Divvying up concepts.

    [16:25] Comprehension over complication.

    [18:58] How Seth fulfills a blog post’s purpose.

    [22:28] Claude AI vs. ChatGPT.

    [23:41] How Seth Godin as a Service (SGaaS) maintains consistency.

    [27:23] Simplification over exaggeration.

    [31:56] Working with Isaac Asimov and getting a Clue.

    [36:53] How Seth moves life’s story forward (even when he loves the current chapter).

    [43:28] Why does Seth write?

    [44:59] Is an ounce of prevention worth a pound of sinecure?

    [45:15] Parting thoughts.

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    #727: In Case You Missed It: February 2024 Recap of "The Tim Ferriss Show"

    #727: In Case You Missed It: February 2024 Recap of "The Tim Ferriss Show"

    This episode is brought to you by 5-Bullet Friday, my very own email newsletter.

    Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to deconstruct world-class performers to tease out the routines, habits, et cetera that you can apply to your own life. 

    This is a special inbetweenisode, which serves as a recap of the episodes from last month. It features a short clip from each conversation in one place so you can easily jump around to get a feel for the episode and guest.

    Based on your feedback, this format has been tweaked and improved since the first recap episode. For instance, listeners suggested that the bios for each guest can slow the momentum, so we moved all the bios to the end. 

    See it as a teaser. Something to whet your appetite. If you like what you hear, you can of course find the full episodes at tim.blog/podcast

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    Timestamps:

    Cal Newport: 00:03:17

    Claire Hughes Johnson: 00:07:56

    William Ury: 00:15:52

    Soman Chainani: 00:23:38

    Full episode titles:

    Cal Newport — How to Embrace Slow Productivity, Build a Deep Life, Achieve Mastery, and Defend Your Time (#722)

    Claire Hughes Johnson, Building Stripe from 160 to 6,000+ Employees — How to Take Radical Ownership of Your Life and Career (#724)

    Master Negotiator William Ury — Proven Strategies and Amazing Stories from Warren Buffett, Nelson Mandela, Kim Jong Un, Hugo Chávez, and More (#721)

    Life Lessons from Taylor Swift, Conquering Anxiety, Coaching Teens, Career Reinvention, Supposedly Gay Bulls, Your Shadow Side, and More — Soman Chainani (#720)

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