danny eckert sleep rest podcast interview

If you’re not sleeping well, you’re not performing to your full potential. Investing in rest is one of the best things you can do. But how?

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The best person to help you appreciate and improve your sleep as a foundation for improvement in every aspect of your life is today’s guest, Professor Danny Eckert, who is recognised as one of the world’s leading experts on sleep.

Professor Eckert has been actively involved in human sleep and respiratory physiology research for over 20 years.

He is a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Senior Research Fellow and Mathew Flinders Professor at Flinders University in South Australia. 

Danny currently serves as Director of the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health and Deputy Director at the Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute. 

He leads a comprehensive research program that focuses on identification of the causes of sleep apnea, optimisation of existing therapies, and development of new tailored therapies. 

He is most well-known for his pioneering respiratory work which has led to a new precision medicine therapeutic framework to understand and treat sleep apnea, and for his research on the role of arousal mechanisms on sleep apnea.

He has published more than 150 articles in the leading sleep and respiratory medical journals. 

Danny’s previous appointments include Professor of Medicine at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Principal Research Scientist at Neuroscience Research Australia and Assistant Professor within the Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School in Boston.

So in this eye opening and insightful discussion, Danny answers all of your sleep questions, including:

What is good quality sleep?

What happens to us when we sleep?

Why is sleep so important?

What are the benefits of good sleep?

How much sleep do we need? What are the impacts if we undersleep or oversleep? 

How do our iPhones, TVs and other devices affect our sleep?

What is the relationship between sleep and breathing?

What impact does meditation and napping have on sleep and its benefits? 

What impact does sleep have on our mental health, mood, depression, body organs, performance, memory, creativity, weight and immune system?

Can we recover from the ill effects of prolonged sleep deprivation?  

What do we need to do and what not to do to optimise sleep and its benefits?

How do we need to set up our sleep environment and sleep routine?

What position should and shouldn’t we sleep in?

And the growing epidemic of Sleep Apnea: What is it? The risk factors, effects, and what can you do about it.

This is a really informative discussion that definitely won’t put you to sleep!

But if you’re looking for a good book to read before you grab some well earned zzzz’s, you can grab a free copy of my award winning book ‘Get Invested’, which is the prequel to my book The Freedom Formula, by going to https://bushymartin.com.au/books

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Get Invested is the leading weekly podcast for Australians who want to learn how to unlock their full ‘self, health and wealth’ potential.

Hosted by Bushy Martin, an award winning property investor, founder, author and media commentator who is recognised as one of Australia’s most trusted experts in property, investment and lifestyle, Get Invested reveals the secrets of the high performers who invest for success in every aspect of their lives and the world around them.

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