Sleep Myths, Misconceptions, and Questions

Ep 49
In this week’s episode of ReInvent Healthcare, we tackle the myths, misconceptions, and questions people have about sleep, so that we can make sure that our clients are well informed and aren’t believing just about anything they hear or read on the internet. This way, we make sure that people are doing the right thing and getting the proper amount of sleep so as to optimize their health.


  • [01:10] Can napping really make up for lack of sleep?
  • [03:20] How exercise before bed can affect sleep
  • [05:30] Acne, growth hormones, and lack of sleep during adolescence
  • [07:00] The truth about caffeine before bed
  • [13:00] Some sleep devices to monitor sleep



  • The effects of caffeine and exercise before bed differs from person to person so it is good to monitor the effects. 
  • Only 1 in 4 million people can function properly with around 4-5 hours of sleep.

  • Determining your sleep cycle, knowing your genes, keeping your blood sugar and your appetite in control are good ways for people to get good sleep. 



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Ritamarie Loscalzo

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo is a best-selling author and speaker known for her extensive knowledge, infectious energy, and inspirational message that encourages individuals to become their own best health advocate. She is an internationally recognized nutrition and health authority who specializes in using the wisdom of nature to restore hormone balance with a special emphasis on thyroid, adrenal and insulin imbalances. She founded the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology to empower health and nutrition practitioners to get to the root cause of health concerns by using functional assessments and natural therapeutics to balance the endocrine system, the body's master controller.

Dr. Ritamarie is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with Certification in Acupuncture and is a Diplomat of the American Clinical Nutrition Board. She is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist with a Master’s in Human Nutrition, has completed a 2-year, 500-hour Herbal Medicine Program at David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies and has a master's degree in Computer Science, which contributes to her skills as an ace problem solver.