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Dec 12, 2020

Episode 109 of The Teaching Space Podcast is an interview with sleep specialist, Daniel White, who has some great advice to help teachers and trainers sleep better.

Highlights

  • Introducing Daniel (00:50).
  • On burnout (01:48).
  • Why sleep matters (03:06).
  • What happens to your brain when you are awake (05:34).
  • How can teachers and trainers learn to sleep better? (06:30).
  • Become aware first - recognise the need to improve (06:43).
  • About circadian rhythm (07:56).
  • Caveman Dan! (09:00).
  • Light exposure (12:15).
  • Addictive blue light (19:38).
  • Avoid blue light in the evening using blue light blocking glasses (20:16).
  • Adjust your tech to reduce blue light (23:56).
  • Think about your house lighting (25:22).
  • Early daytime light exposure is important (27:09).
  • Seasonal affective disorder (31:38).
  • How food affects sleep (35:50).
  • How alcohol affects sleep (37:24).
  • How we sleep (38:32).
  • Final thought: boundaries (43:21).
  • Find Daniel online - links below (45:33).
  • Martine’s wrap up (48:28).

Thanks

Thanks to Daniel White for being such a generous guest.

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