The Happy Pear Podcast
Sleep optimisation for health and performance with Dr Oliver Bernath
Have you ever considered what effect lack of sleep can have on things other than your mood?
Did you know that…
Sleep acts like a filter system for your memory?
Sleeps helps you forget unnecessary information to make room for important information?
children only grow in the first few hours of sleep?
Your ability to gain more muscle is effected by the quality of your sleep?
This week we speak to Dr Oliver Bernath, the ultimate sleep specialist!
We have been aware of the importance of sleep for years, making sure that we go to bed and get up at the same time everyday (or as often as we can!)
However, when we met Dr Oliver at a conference in London last month, we were blown away by his knowledge and how little we really knew!
Dr Bernath specialities cover: Sleep Disordered Breathing (Snoring, Sleep Apnoea) Insomnia, Sleep Rhythm disorders Parasomnias (e.g. Nightmares, Sleepwalking, REM-Sleep Behaviour Disorder), Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movements in Sleep, Narcolepsy and Central Hypersomnias, Sleep Optimisation and Performance.
fter completing his Medical Doctorate thesis in muscle electrophysiology, Dr Bernath trained as a neurologist at the University of Chicago and completed fellowships at the University of California San Francisco in clinical neurophysiology. He trained in Sleep Medicine in Chicago with Prof Rechtschaffen and then at the world’s first Sleep Disorders Clinic at Stanford University with Prof Dement and Prof Guilleminault. He led the Northern California Sleep Disorders Center at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco and now sees patients at the NHS Sleep Clinic in London.
During this chat, we touch on how complex sleep quality really is, how we are not all the same and how to apply certain techniques in order to ensure you are getting the right sleep for yourself!
We hope you enjoy this and sleep well tonight!
Lots of love,
Dave & Steve x
Produced by Sean Cahill and Sara Fawsitt