#171: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Sleep With Dr Neil Stanley


We all know good sleep is essential. But so many of us struggle to prioritise it. Today I am joined by Dr Neil Stanley, one of the world’s leading authorities on sleep. I took the opportunity to ask him everything I could about sleep – from dispelling common myths, to talking about the impact of stress, sex and melatonin on sleep, and of course answering the most-asked question: “How much sleep do I really need?” Dr Stanley joins me to answer everything and more, and I bet you’ll be surprised by a couple of his answers.

Show Notes

  • How much sleep does the average person really need? [05:00]
  • The four stages of sleep [10:01]
  • Dreams and their impact on sleep [15:33]
  • The impact of stress on sleep [21:39]
  • Does sex positively affect sleeping habits? [25:45]
  • Insomnia explained [27:25]
  • Is poor sleep hereditary? [35:00]
  • The impact of depression and anxiety on sleep [38:20]
  • Common myths about melatonin [43:16]
  • How CBD and marijuana could help you fall asleep [47:30]
  • How sleeping habits differ across nationalities, cultures and religions [49:45]
  • Why sleep is the best thing you can do when sick [56:00]
  • The average life expectancy of someone with poor sleeping habits [01:02:18]
  • How to master consistency in sleep [01:04:45]

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