Sleep, The Circadian Compass and Optimal Gut and Brain Function with Ann Johnson
In this week’s episode of ReInvent Healthcare, we are joined by Ann Johnson R.N. Ann’s passion is helping people live their highest level of fitness at any age by obtaining sound, beneficial sleep. She promotes a strategy she calls the circadian compass. Ann is the founder of WildHeart Wellness and the author of DNA of Hope. Listen in on the latest scientific research, exploring gut and brain health and their impact on sleep. You won’t want to miss this fascinating discussion.
IN THIS EPISODE:
- [03:00] Ann’s background and discussion of the circadian compass vs. clocks
- [07:02] The importance of the gut
- [11:38] Definition of S L E E P
- [16:44] The importance of light in the morning
- [18:54] The circadian genes and how they affect cardiovascular illness, diabetes, bipolar and Alzheimer’s, etc.
- [26:57] Additional genes that impact sleep
- Many factors determine an excellent productive night’s sleep beginning with the time one goes to bed. Consistency is critical to healthy sleep patterns.
- The rising and setting of the sun is a great barometer to create beneficial sleep habits.
- Changing a client’s patterns regarding bedtime, mind stimulation before bed, and how and when to get out of bed in the morning are important factors in establishing good sleep.