1 hr 9 min

Ep 71 Dr Amy Bender gives us her tips for a great night sleep Eat Real To Heal Podcast

    • Alternative Health

Dr. Bender is Senior Research Scientist at Calgary Counselling Centre and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. She received her PhD and Master of Science degrees in Experimental Psychology from Washington State University specializing in sleep EEG. She has helped develop the only validated sleep screening tool for athletes and has implemented sleep optimization strategies for numerous Canadian Olympic and professional teams.  Her current interests focus on how sleep and exercise interventions can improve mental health outcomes. She was a former college basketball athlete, did an Ironman in 2009, and currently chases her 3 young kids around.    

Today Nicolette and Dr Bender discus her work with Athlete performance in relation to sleep. How much sleep you should be getting and the lifestyle things we do that can affect our sleep rhythm and how you can bank sleep. Electronic and when you should be turning them off and keeping them outside the bedroom. Dr Bender gives us her tips on a great night sleep, which can help our cognitive performance, our athletic performance, help to be a better parent, and mental health; which is so important during this pandemic. If you are having sleep problems you can fill out the Athletic Sleep Screening Questionnaire that Dr Bender put together to see if you need to see a sleep specialist. www.centreforsleep.com

Find Dr Amy Bender at:
Website: www.centreforsleep.com
Instagram: @sleep4sport
Twitter: @sleep4sport

Discussed on the PODCAST:
Sleep and Performance Research Centre – www.centreforsleep.com
Calgary Counselling Centre – www.calgarycounselling.com
One Year No Beer - www.oneyearnobeer.com
Dr Amy Benders Tips:
· Get light in the morning
· Limit alcohol
· Limit caffeine
· Prepare your body for sleep 1 hour before:
· Take a warm bath/shower
· Write a gratitude journal or a to do list
· Meditation and breathing
· The Cognitive shuffle – Think of word e.g. bedroom – thing of words beginning with b then e then d
· Get electronics out of the bedroom


If you are currently battling a Chronic Degenerative Disease, Nicolette is doing one on one consultations again. Go to www.nicolettericher.

Dr. Bender is Senior Research Scientist at Calgary Counselling Centre and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. She received her PhD and Master of Science degrees in Experimental Psychology from Washington State University specializing in sleep EEG. She has helped develop the only validated sleep screening tool for athletes and has implemented sleep optimization strategies for numerous Canadian Olympic and professional teams.  Her current interests focus on how sleep and exercise interventions can improve mental health outcomes. She was a former college basketball athlete, did an Ironman in 2009, and currently chases her 3 young kids around.    

Today Nicolette and Dr Bender discus her work with Athlete performance in relation to sleep. How much sleep you should be getting and the lifestyle things we do that can affect our sleep rhythm and how you can bank sleep. Electronic and when you should be turning them off and keeping them outside the bedroom. Dr Bender gives us her tips on a great night sleep, which can help our cognitive performance, our athletic performance, help to be a better parent, and mental health; which is so important during this pandemic. If you are having sleep problems you can fill out the Athletic Sleep Screening Questionnaire that Dr Bender put together to see if you need to see a sleep specialist. www.centreforsleep.com

Find Dr Amy Bender at:
Website: www.centreforsleep.com
Instagram: @sleep4sport
Twitter: @sleep4sport

Discussed on the PODCAST:
Sleep and Performance Research Centre – www.centreforsleep.com
Calgary Counselling Centre – www.calgarycounselling.com
One Year No Beer - www.oneyearnobeer.com
Dr Amy Benders Tips:
· Get light in the morning
· Limit alcohol
· Limit caffeine
· Prepare your body for sleep 1 hour before:
· Take a warm bath/shower
· Write a gratitude journal or a to do list
· Meditation and breathing
· The Cognitive shuffle – Think of word e.g. bedroom – thing of words beginning with b then e then d
· Get electronics out of the bedroom


If you are currently battling a Chronic Degenerative Disease, Nicolette is doing one on one consultations again. Go to www.nicolettericher.

1 hr 9 min

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