Master Your Sleep and Be More Alert When Awake
Andrew Huberman | 1:22:07
Welcome to the Huberman lab podcast where we discuss science and science based tools for everyday life.
I'm Andrew Huberman, and I'm a professor of neurobiology and ophthalmology at Stanford School of Medicine. today's podcast episode is all about sleep. We're also going to talk about the mirror image of sleep, which is wakefulness. Now, these two phases of our life, sleep and wakefulness govern everything about our mental and physical health. And we're not just going to talk about what's useful about sleep, we're also going to talk about how to get better at sleeping.
And that will include how to get better at falling asleep, timing your sleep, and accessing better sleep quality. In doing so, we're also going to discuss how to get more focused and alert in wakefulness. So because sleep and wakefulness are related, we really can't have a conversation about one without the other. Now in keeping with this theme, you may catch a few snores in the background. Unlike me, my Bulldog Costello can fall asleep anywhere, anytime, and he happens to be sleeping over there in the corner. So if you hear snoring, that's what that's about. As always, I want to just mention that this podcast is part of my effort to bring zero cost to consumer public education about science and science related tools. It is unrelated to my teaching and research roles at Stanford School of Medicine. today's podcast is brought to us by helix mattresses. Having the proper sleep environment, both the environment you're sleeping in, and the object you're sleeping on is critically important to getting a good night's sleep. Helix mattresses are a little different than most because they're matched to your specific sleep needs, as well as whether or not you tend to run hot or cold as you sleep through the night, what position you sleep in, and so forth.