152 episodes

The Sleep Whisperer Podcast is a podcast about all of sleep, from physiological root causes of poor sleep to dreams and functional medicine to esoteric ancient wisdom through the prism of sleep.


It's for patients and practitioners working through sleeplessness who want to hear something more in depth about why they struggle with sleep, making the link between understanding body, mind and sleep through guidance from experts in functional medicine and ancient wisdom.


Listen to world renowned experts including Dhru Purohit, Dr Maya Shetreat, Jessica Drummond, Sachin Patel, Dr Eric Zielinski, Dr Michael Murray and Kiran Krishnan.


Listen to how these global experts have changed the conversation about sleep as Deepa speaks with them about diverse symptoms and conditions interconnected with sleep, bringing compassion and sensitivity to your sleep challenges.


As Deepa helps you unravel the pieces, get to the roots and understand the right tools to transform your sleep completely, she shows how a deeper connection with physiology really could save the global sleep crisis. If you want to listen to blissful guided meditations, the show has you well covered!


Subscribe to The Sleep Whisperer today to begin your journey to a good night sleep!

The Sleep Whisperer Podcast Deepa Kannan

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 42 Ratings

The Sleep Whisperer Podcast is a podcast about all of sleep, from physiological root causes of poor sleep to dreams and functional medicine to esoteric ancient wisdom through the prism of sleep.


It's for patients and practitioners working through sleeplessness who want to hear something more in depth about why they struggle with sleep, making the link between understanding body, mind and sleep through guidance from experts in functional medicine and ancient wisdom.


Listen to world renowned experts including Dhru Purohit, Dr Maya Shetreat, Jessica Drummond, Sachin Patel, Dr Eric Zielinski, Dr Michael Murray and Kiran Krishnan.


Listen to how these global experts have changed the conversation about sleep as Deepa speaks with them about diverse symptoms and conditions interconnected with sleep, bringing compassion and sensitivity to your sleep challenges.


As Deepa helps you unravel the pieces, get to the roots and understand the right tools to transform your sleep completely, she shows how a deeper connection with physiology really could save the global sleep crisis. If you want to listen to blissful guided meditations, the show has you well covered!


Subscribe to The Sleep Whisperer today to begin your journey to a good night sleep!

    151 - Meaning Of Dreams With Dr Dyan Haspel-Johnson, Clinical Psychologist

    151 - Meaning Of Dreams With Dr Dyan Haspel-Johnson, Clinical Psychologist

    Dr. Dyan Haspel-Johnson, Ph.D.,S.E.P., earned a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design followed by her Ph.D. in psychology with an emphasis on Health Psychology from Saybrook University. She spent 8 years as the Vice President of Continuing Education Programs for the Southern California Society for Clinical Hypnosis, and became President of that organisation. She co-taught the year-long Clinical Hypnosis seminar at UCLA’s Department of Psychiatry. Although she continues to speak on a broad range of topics to professionals, to the public, in podcasts and summits, sleep has become her particular area of expertise and has lead her to become a VIP contributor to Arianna Huffington’s wellness site, www.thriveglobal.com. Dr. Dyan maintains licenses from both the California and Colorado Boards of Psychology, is a Consultant for the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Co-Founder of the Los Angeles Erickson Institute, as well as a member of the Society of Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis, American Psychological Association, Division of Hypnosis. She also holds a certificate as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner®.
    Do you think dreams are trying to tell us things and if so, what? What are some different categories of dreams? How can people work with dreams? For more on Dr. Dyan Haspel-Johnson you can follow her:
    Website: www.drdyan.com 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqL1RmLPS40yH_5Tl1mkGOg   
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drdyanhj 
    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/drdyanhj/ 
    Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drdyanhj/ 
    Links to books: www.selfhypnosisforhealing.com
    Related Episodes:
    122 - Vagus Nerve & Sleep With Dr Navaz Habib 
    052 - The Right Breath For better Sleep With Elif Clarke, Breath Psychologist 
    049 - Self Hypnosis For Sleep With Dr Dyan Haspel-Johnson 
    -For more on Deepa:
    Deepa is an Allied Functional Medicine Practitioner, Author and a Yogini at Phytothrive. Having a son with a rare adrenal disorder gave her insight into the working of the adrenals. Her articles have been shared by Dr Mark Hyman, MD, a 14 times NY Times Bestselling Author. She also gave the opening speech on Health Hacks at Amazon Web Services & YourStory HeathTech 2019 to heads of healthcare start-ups in India. She is in the YourStory100 Digital Influencers Of 2020. Her book on sleep with HarperCollins releases in 2022. She has been featured on the award winning podcast 15-Minute Matrix and UK Health Radio discussing sleep.
    💎 Website: https://phytothrive.com
    💎Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorsleepwhisperer 
    💎Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mysleepwhisperer/ 
    💎Blue Light Blockers: https://vivarays.com?sca_ref=1132978.lTmZvKjZ2k 
    To work with Deepa:
    💎Write to: support@phytothrive.com 
    💎Write to: deepa@phytothrive.com

    • 42 min
    150-Guided Breath Session-Purify (Alternate Nostril Breathing)

    150-Guided Breath Session-Purify (Alternate Nostril Breathing)

    This guided breath session by Sleep Whisperer uses the ancient method of anuloma viloma or alternate nostril breath to balance the autonomic nervous system. It is this balance that is much needed by each one of us today. Playing this every night before sleep will calm the nervous system, help to release fears, and support in maintaining sleep from a space of safety and trust.
    On Wednesdays Deepa has conversations with awesome guests from all over the globe. On Fridays she and her husband Shyam offer guided sessions to help you relax, trust yourself and fall asleep. You can find meditations by Deepa under Sleep Whisperer and meditations by Shyam under Himalayan Yogi.
    Deepa is an Allied Functional Medicine Practitioner, Author and a Yogini at Phytothrive. Having a son with a rare adrenal disorder gave her insight into the working of the adrenals. Her articles have been shared by Dr Mark Hyman, MD, a 14 times NY Times Bestselling Author. She also gave the opening speech on Health Hacks at Amazon Web Services & YourStory HeathTech 2019 to heads of healthcare start-ups in India. She is in the YourStory100 Digital Influencers Of 2020. Her book on sleep with HarperCollins releases in 2022. She has been featured on the award winning podcast 15-Minute Matrix and UK Health Radio discussing sleep.
    Other guided sleep meditations:
    142-Guided Sleep Visualisation-Bliss With Himalayan Yogi
    139-Guided Sleep Visualisation-Chrysalis By Sleep Whisperer 
    135-Guided Visualisation-Soothing Flow With Himalayan Yogi 
    132-Guided Sleep Relaxation-Calm By Sleep Whisperer 
    128-Guided Afternoon Mindfulness-Grounding Stillness
    123-Special Long Meditation-Prana For Healing By Himalayan Yogi
    114-Guided Sleep Meditation-Universal Sound 2 
    111-Guided Sleep Meditation-Hot Air Balloon 
    108-Guided Sleep Meditation-Energy Flow 
    Weekly Newsletter:
    💎 Website: https://phytothrive.com
    💎Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorsleepwhisperer 
    💎Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mysleepwhisperer/ 
    💎Blue Light Blockers: https://vivarays.com?sca_ref=1132978.lTmZvKjZ2k 
    To work with Deepa:
    💎Write to: support@phytothrive.com 
    💎Write to: deepa@phytothrive.com

    • 18 min
    149 - Hormones & Sleep With Dr Beth Westie, Author

    149 - Hormones & Sleep With Dr Beth Westie, Author

    Dr. Beth is the author of the Best Selling book, The Female Fat Solution, the creator of the 12-Week Female Hormone Solution, the Eat for Your Cycle™ Method, and the host of The Female Health Solution Podcast. She has made it her mission to change the way women view their health. Working to educate and empower women to take their health into their own hands, she uses nutrition to help women work with the natural cycle of their bodies to achieve lasting weight loss results.
    How does the connection between hormones and sleep impact weight loss? What are the phases in the menstrual cycle where sleep can be disrupted? How does poor sleep wreck women’s hormones? Can you have hormonal imbalance and poor sleep even if it is a regular cycle? How can you help hormonal health and sleep together? For more on Dr Beth Westie, you can follow her:
    Website: https://drbethwestie.com/ 
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/drbethwestie 
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/drbethwestie 
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/drbethwestie 
    Related Episodes:
    103 - Detoxification, Women’s Hormones & Sleep
    083 - EMF Toxicity & Sleep Disruption With Wendy Myers 
    014 - Hormone Deficiency & Bio-identical Hormones 
    004 - Women’s Hormones and Sleep with Jessica Drummond 
    -For more on Deepa:
    Deepa is an Allied Functional Medicine Practitioner, Author and a Yogini at Phytothrive. Having a son with a rare adrenal disorder gave her insight into the working of the adrenals. Her articles have been shared by Dr Mark Hyman, MD, a 14 times NY Times Bestselling Author. She also gave the opening speech on Health Hacks at Amazon Web Services & YourStory HeathTech 2019 to heads of healthcare start-ups in India. She is in the YourStory100 Digital Influencers Of 2020. Her book on sleep with HarperCollins releases in 2022. She has been featured on the award winning podcast 15-Minute Matrix and UK Health Radio discussing sleep.
    💎 Website: https://phytothrive.com
    💎Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorsleepwhisperer 
    💎Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mysleepwhisperer/ 
    💎Blue Light Blockers: https://vivarays.com?sca_ref=1132978.lTmZvKjZ2k 
    To work with Deepa:
    💎Write to: support@phytothrive.com 
    💎Write to: deepa@phytothrive.com

    • 36 min
    148 - Improving Anxiety For Better Sleep With Stephanie Graves

    148 - Improving Anxiety For Better Sleep With Stephanie Graves

    Stephanie is a Physician's Assistant and Functional Medicine Nutritionist. She specialises in helping high-performing women with anxiety, chronic stress, and burnout reclaim their lives back. Frustrated with the current medical model, she took her health into her own hands and embarked on a relentless quest to find the solutions. And with her successes, she discovered that healing requires looking through many lenses: as one area starts to improve and heal, it makes space for others to be nurtured. Having experience as a provider, she witnessed first-hand the crisis in our healthcare system, and as of March of this year, she left her 11-year career to begin her own functional nutrition practice to provide medicine in a way that is meaningful and authentic. 
    What happens physiologically in the body with anxiety?  What does perpetuating anxiety do to our sleep?  What are other symptoms that can trigger with anxiety? What are some tools to reduce anxiety and improve sleep?  For more on Stephanie Graves, you can follow her:
    Website: https://thefunctionalhealer.com/ 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Functional-Healer-111812198064305 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefunctionalhealer/ 
    Related Episodes:
    122 - Vagus Nerve & Sleep With Dr Navaz Habib 
    052 - The Right Breath For better Sleep With Elif Clarke, Breath Psychologist 
    041 - Sleep As A Barometer For Emotional And Physical Health With Dana Frost 
    034 - Betrayal & Sleep With Dr Debi Silber 
    018 - Stress, Anxiety & Sleep With Dr M.J.Thomas 
    -For more on Deepa:
    Deepa is an Allied Functional Medicine Practitioner, Author and a Yogini at Phytothrive. Having a son with a rare adrenal disorder gave her insight into the working of the adrenals. Her articles have been shared by Dr Mark Hyman, MD, a 14 times NY Times Bestselling Author. She also gave the opening speech on Health Hacks at Amazon Web Services & YourStory HeathTech 2019 to heads of healthcare start-ups in India. She is in the YourStory100 Digital Influencers Of 2020. Her book on sleep with HarperCollins releases in 2022. She has been featured on the award winning podcast 15-Minute Matrix and UK Health Radio discussing sleep.
    💎 Website: https://phytothrive.com
    💎Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorsleepwhisperer 
    💎Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mysleepwhisperer/ 
    💎Blue Light Blockers: https://vivarays.com?sca_ref=1132978.lTmZvKjZ2k 
    To work with Deepa:
    💎Write to: support@phytothrive.com 
    💎Write to: deepa@phytothrive.com

    • 41 min
    147 - Do We Have Dark Deficiency With Dr Catherine Darley

    147 - Do We Have Dark Deficiency With Dr Catherine Darley

    Dr. Catherine Darley is a pioneering internationally recognised expert in the use of natural, behavioural and lifestyle medicine for the treatment of sleep disorders. Dr. Darley founded the Institute of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine to fill the need for natural, less invasive solutions to a common problem–poor sleep.  The Institute teaches sleep health to employees at corporations and agencies, offers online sleep courses, and provides patient care based on natural treatments. Naturopathic Sleep Medicine joins together the knowledge of physiological sleep processes with the treatment principles of naturopathic medicine. Dr. Darley is playing an active part in the development of the field of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine through her original research on naturopathic treatments for sleep and specialist training for other doctors.
    Do we have dark deficiency? How do light & dark shape our physiology? Why are some of us more light sensitive? What are the health impacts of insufficient light & dark? What’s the recommendation for light & dark? For more on Dr Catherine Darley, you can follow her:
    Website: www.naturalsleepmedicine.net 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skilledsleeper/  
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skilledsleeper    
    Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-darley-nd-7621615/ 
    Related Episodes:
    140 - Adjusting Protocols For Shift Work & Unusual Circadian Rhythms With Kate Smith, FNLP 
    097 - Living A Circadian Life With Bastion Groiss 
    089 - Bone Health, Osteoporosis & Sleep With Susan Brady 
    075 - Light & Circadian Rhythm Masterclass With Roudy Nassif 
    059 - Ratricharya-An Ayurvedic Nighttime Routine With Rima Shah 
    055 - 1st Anniversary! Doctor Of The Future Is The Patient With Sachin Patel
    047 - Blue Screen Light Is The Number 1 Sleep Myth Of Our Time 
    040 - Circadian Rhythm & Endocrine Function with Dr Joshua Rosenthal, M.D 
    -For more on Deepa:
    Deepa is an Allied Functional Medicine Practitioner, Author and a Yogini at Phytothrive. Having a son with a rare adrenal disorder gave her insight into the working of the adrenals. Her articles have been shared by Dr Mark Hyman, MD, a 14 times NY Times Bestselling Author. She also gave the opening speech on Health Hacks at Amazon Web Services & YourStory HeathTech 2019 to heads of healthcare start-ups in India. She is in the YourStory100 Digital Influencers Of 2020. Her book on sleep with HarperCollins releases in 2022. She has been featured on the award winning podcast 15-Minute Matrix and UK Health Radio discussing sleep.
    💎 Website: https://phytothrive.com
    💎Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorsleepwhisperer 
    💎Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mysleepwhisperer/ 
    💎Blue Light Blockers: https://vivarays.com?sca_ref=1132978.lTmZvKjZ2k 
    To work with Deepa:
    💎Write to: support@phytothrive.com 
    💎Write to: deepa@phytothrive.com

    • 42 min
    146 - Debunking Sleep Myths - Part 2 With Dr Shweta Kanchan

    146 - Debunking Sleep Myths - Part 2 With Dr Shweta Kanchan

    Dr Shweta Kanchan is a sleep specialist  who got  fascinated with sleep medicine, and carried out post doctoral research work at King George's Medical College. She was instrumental in organising several workshops and sleep educational programs and her book RPSGT PEARLS got wide recognition in the sleep community. She has several publications in various national and international journals and her work on sleep during COVID 19 pandemic was published in the prestigious Journal of clinical sleep medicine. She is certified by the prestigious world sleep society and also hold the RPSGT credentials which is gold standard certification of sleep technology. At present she is conducting two research projects on sleep hygiene practice.
    Is napping good, bad or essential? Is snoring harmless or harmful? Are OTC sleep medication safe long term? What can postpartum women do? For more on Dr Shweta Kanchan, you can follow her:
    Website: https://contactsei2022.wixsite.com/sei2022 
    Youtube:  https://youtube.com/channel/UCX32FfN8wiAx8sDjjy0lvWw
    Related Episodes:
    144 - Debunking Sleep Myths - Part 1 With Dr Shweta Kanchan 
    125 - 3 Tiers Of Poor Sleep With Andrea Nakayama-Part 2 
    124 - 3 Tiers Of Poor Sleep With Andrea Nakayama-Part 1 
    026 - Dangers Of Sleep Medication With Dr Nishi Bhopal, M.D 
    -For more on Deepa:
    Deepa is an Allied Functional Medicine Practitioner, Author and a Yogini at Phytothrive. Having a son with a rare adrenal disorder gave her insight into the working of the adrenals. Her articles have been shared by Dr Mark Hyman, MD, a 14 times NY Times Bestselling Author. She also gave the opening speech on Health Hacks at Amazon Web Services & YourStory HeathTech 2019 to heads of healthcare start-ups in India. She is in the YourStory100 Digital Influencers Of 2020. Her book on sleep with HarperCollins releases in 2022. She has been featured on the award winning podcast 15-Minute Matrix and UK Health Radio discussing sleep.
    💎 Website: https://phytothrive.com
    💎Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorsleepwhisperer 
    💎Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mysleepwhisperer/ 
    💎Blue Light Blockers: https://vivarays.com?sca_ref=1132978.lTmZvKjZ2k 
    To work with Deepa:
    💎Write to: support@phytothrive.com 
    💎Write to: deepa@phytothrive.com

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

FNLP, Holistic Cancer Coach ,

Maya Simand

Deepa is an amazing podcast hostess and functional nutrition practitioner focusing on sleep. She brings interesting people to interview on her podcast. Some of them became my favorites interviews.

andreanakayama ,

Andrea Nakayama

Deepa is an expert clinician with heart and soul in all that she does. She takes us exactly where we need to go in our healing journeys in these rich conversations!

Morningstar C ,

Guided sleep meditation- floating to freedom on a river with Himalayan Yogi

This meditation was absolutely amazing and took me on a beautiful, hypnotic journey floating down a magical river! Shyam’s voice is so soothing and rhythmic that I drifted in and out of what I felt was a nurturing relaxation experience, before falling completely asleep. Continue to create these meditations Sleep Whisper family - you both have a gift!

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