18 episodes

During the second season of “Chasing Sleep," new hosts Katie Lowes and Adam Shapiro explore the fascinating relationship with sleep and the far-reaching effects of sleep on our quality of life.  Through engaging conversations with sleep experts and everyday people, they’ll uncover the intriguing connections between sleep and intimacy, parenting, creativity, work, and even our dreams.  The podcast aims to help listeners understand the importance of getting quality sleep and how to get more of it.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.1 • 86 Ratings

During the second season of “Chasing Sleep," new hosts Katie Lowes and Adam Shapiro explore the fascinating relationship with sleep and the far-reaching effects of sleep on our quality of life.  Through engaging conversations with sleep experts and everyday people, they’ll uncover the intriguing connections between sleep and intimacy, parenting, creativity, work, and even our dreams.  The podcast aims to help listeners understand the importance of getting quality sleep and how to get more of it.

    Sleep and Nature

    Sleep and Nature

    Hosts Katie Lowes and Adam Shapiro explore the fundamental relationship between our sleep and nature in the finale of Season 2 of “Chasing Sleep.” Discover how losing our bond to nature has impaired our ability to get quality restorative sleep. Episode guests Richard Louv, author of the influential book “Last Child in the Woods” and Sleep psychologist Dr Jade Wu discuss how to prevent “Nature Deficit Disorder”, ways to improve sleep by harnessing the power of nature and the potential impacts of climate change and urbanization on sleep patterns. Could “green exercise,” forest bathing, or sunrise alarm clocks offer the key to better rest?
    “Chasing Sleep” is a production of Ruby Studios from iHeartMedia in partnership with Mattress Firm.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 24 min
    Sleep and Supplements

    Sleep and Supplements

    Each year, Americans spend an estimated $64 billion on sleep supplements. In this episode, Katie and Adam ask Danielle LaFata, Director of Performance Nutrition for the NBA's Phoenix Suns and renowned sleep specialist Dr. W. Chris Winter to unravel the science behind popular sleep aids like melatonin, magnesium, and CBD. How do they work? Do they safely improve sleep or is it merely a placebo effect? How can sleep supplements contribute to the four major pillars of health (nutrition, fitness, mindfulness and sleep)? Learn how sleep aids could affect your waking life, physical and mental performance, and when to take them if needed. 
    “Chasing Sleep” is a production of Ruby Studios from iHeartMedia in partnership with Mattress Firm.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min
    Sleep and Work

    Sleep and Work

    How does your work quality improve when you get better sleep? Hosts Katie Lowes and Adam Shapiro speak with Ben & Jerry’s executive Sean Greenwood and renowned neurologist and sleep specialist Dr. Chris Winter to find out. Chris explains why the CEOs and pro sports teams he consults with invest in sleep for performance, problem-solving abilities, competitiveness, and professional relationships. Sean shares the ice cream giant's unique approach to promoting employee wellness, including the implementation of an on-site Nap Room at their home offices in Vermont. This episode may change your opinion about whether it’s ok to "sleep on the job."
    “Chasing Sleep” is a production of Ruby Studios from iHeartMedia in partnership with Mattress Firm.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min
    Sleep and Creativity

    Sleep and Creativity

    In this episode of “Chasing Sleep”, hosts Katie Lowes and Adam Shapiro dive into the connection between sleep and creativity, exploring the value of quality sleep to the creative process. Dr. Sara C. Mednick, author of "The Power of the Downstate" and "Take a Nap! Change Your Life," explains how specific sleep phases like REM sleep influence physiological processes and brain waves to enhance creativity. We're also joined by musical composer Andrew "Drew" Edwards, renowned for his work in film and TV scoring. Drew shares his personal story of how getting on a sleep schedule that aligned with his sleep cycles allows for maximum creativity. 
    “Chasing Sleep” is a production of Ruby Studios from iHeartMedia in partnership with Mattress Firm.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min
    Sleep and Age

    Sleep and Age

    We’ve all heard of “early bird specials,” but does that mean we’re all destined for dinner at 4pm and bedtime at 8pm? Do we need more sleep as we age and what role does sleep play in the way we maintain health as we age? In this episode, Katie and Adam talk with UCLA behavioral sleep medicine specialist Dr. Jennifer L. Martin and geriatric care expert Sarah Brown and learn how quality sleep can enhance quality of life by supporting immune system health, memory consolidation, mental alertness, and even a healthy sex life. Plus, find out how sleep impacts our body’s aging process.
    “Chasing Sleep” is a production of Ruby Studios from iHeartMedia in partnership with Mattress Firm.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 28 min
    Sleep and Parenting

    Sleep and Parenting

    Getting quality sleep as a parent may be one of the tougher parts of being, well a parent. Join hosts Katie Lowes and Adam Shapiro as they learn about achieving good, quality sleep for both children and parents. Dr. Jade Wu, a behavioral sleep medicine specialist at Duke University, shares tips on how parents can make sure they get good sleep themselves despite changing sleep patterns as children age. Pediatric sleep consultant Meg from Infinite Connection explains how babies and toddlers sleep better when feeling safe alone in their own beds. 
    “Chasing Sleep” is a production of Ruby Studios from iHeartMedia in partnership with Mattress Firm.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

persson9 ,

New Hosts are great

I enjoyed season one, but season 2 with the new hosts is a big improvement. They actually have conversations with their guests rather than it just feeling like an interview.

Marcus517 ,

Pseudo science discovers sleep

It’s as if the people marketing pyramid power and herbal supplements discovered the sleep market.

Incredibly light weight sleep analysis wrapped in new age word salads. The latest one had something about how we are pack animals and so the lack of nature makes it hard to sleep. Oh and global warming is thrown in as well. Lots of arm waving with words like “studies show …” but nothing about the actual studies. This is right out of the holistic medicine marketing playbook.

If you want the real thing with solid data behind it, check out The Matt Walker podcast. He’s a nerd, but he knows his stuff.

hawaaii2018 ,

Awesome show

Is very informative, and accurate based on science and facts about the way the human mind and body work. I've learned so much and gotten better sleep ever since. Such a pleasant voice of the guy who does the show, and amazing guests. So much knowledge just love it!!

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