This is day 12 of the Anxiety Summit. Robin Nielsen, Certified Nutrition Consultant and co-creator of Sexy Younger You, is interviewed by host of the Anxiety Summit, Trudy Scott, Food Mood Expert and Nutritionist, author of The Antianxiety Food Solution.
Everyone needs sleep! The CDC /Centers for Disease control says “Insufficient Sleep Is a Public Health Epidemic” According to data from the National Health Interview Survey, nearly 30% of adults reported an average of ?6 hours of sleep and only 31% of high school students reported getting at least 8 hours of sleep on an average school night. How do you feel when you don’t get enough sleep – other than awful…irritable, anxious, depressed and you very likely gravitate to sugar and caffeine to keep you going – which is only going to make things worse!
Research published just last month in the journal Pediatrics suggest that poor sleep in children under age 7 can lead to weight problems later on in life and can also affect their emotional health leading to more anxiety and depression.
Robin shares how you can …
Sleep Your Way to Better Moods
- Learn why restorative sleep is the key to being happier
- How anxiety and poor sleep are connected: sugar, blood sugar, caffeine, gluten
- What sleep has to do with brain chemistry and hormones
- How you can feel so much better when you get restorative sleep
Here are some great gems from my interview with Robin:
restorative sleep means sleep without medication
sleep helps to keep us beautiful as we age
insomnia can really be caused by just about anything and things that we would never guess
if you have a busy day, you’re going to have a busy night
chronic infections are constant stressor (and can affect your sleep)
hypothyroidism can cause sleep apnea
if you’re exercising improperly it’s going to raise your stress hormones and it’s going to affect your sleep and anxiety
We certainly did cover all the causes of insomnia and there are a lot of them.
Robin also shared that one of her favorite books is Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar, and Survival by T.S. Wiley.
Robin is so funny…she starts out by saying talking about sleep is not sexy and then ends with a sexy bombshell about oxytocin that left me speechless! Be warned!
Get your free gift from Robin Nielsen. She has a great Sleep Quiz, Checklist and Journal for you.
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UPDATE: the summit concluded on Tues 6/24 – season 2 of The Anxiety Summit will be in November 2014. If you’d like to be on the notification list just sign up here www.theAnxietySummit.com
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