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019 The Science of Snoring | ass Prof Danny Eckert

If you prioritise sleep and are getting good quality sleep on a regular basis this is how you get the most out of life
— Associate Professor Danny Eckert -

As a sleep and breathing scientist, Associate Professor Danny Eckert’s works to understand the cause of sleep apnoea and develop alternative therapies.  I was shocked by the statistic that a million Australians are affected by sleep apnoea and Danny explains the variety of causes however it is clear that the 3 pillars of health – sleep, nutrition and exercise all play a role.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Danny

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We spoke about

  • How Danny went from an elite cyclist to a sleep and breathing scientist
  • The spectrum of a breathing disorder from simple snoring through to severe sleep apnoea a serious health condition
  • What happens when someone snores
  • Factors affecting snoring
  • Impacts of a breathing disorder on how people feel during the day
  • Managing the factors within our control to minimise or eliminate snoring
  • Changes to therapies over time
  • Simple ideas to reduce the impact of snoring
  • Benefits of quality sleep
  • Ideas for enhancing the quality of your sleep
  • The science of understanding the causes of sleep disorders
  • The impact of sleep disorders on the body
  • Paying attention to the ongoing symptoms
  • The need to seek professional help
  • Misperception about who snores

Value Quotes

“Simple snoring is quite benign other than it’s effects on the bed partner of course!”

“People with untreated severe sleep apnoea are 7 to 8 times more likely to crash their car”

“If you sleep on your side it tends to be more favourable for breathing"

“Sleep is one of the 3 pillars of health”

“If you prioritise sleep and are getting good quality sleep on a regular basis this is how you get the most out of life”

“We know from many studies that exercise and activity during the day helps your sleep at night”

“Over a million Australian adults have sleep apnoea”

“Sleep apnoea affects every single organ in the body”

“Untreated sleep apnoea can cause cardio-vascular disease and premature death”

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Episode Links

You can find Associate Professor Danny Eckert at:

Website:  https://www.neura.edu.au/staff/assoc-prof-danny-eckert/

Face book: https://www.facebook.com/NeuRASleepLab 

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2) Stress Sleep and your Brain will solve the connection and missing links between your energy, your emotional health and your vitality. Get your natural high right here by connecting Stress Sleep and your Brain

3) Six Steps to Healthy Weight and Vitality will eliminate overwhelm and have you take back control. A simple plan to carve out time for yourself while still keeping up with your work and family commitments. Let go of the angst with 6 Steps to Healthy Weight and Vitality

013 Never going back | Samantha Jerrett

I didn’t know how good I could feel and I don’t want to not feel this good
— Samantha Jerrett -

We have been working together for the last 6 weeks and the transformation to Samantha Jerrett's sleep challenge is in her words phenomenal and she never wants to go back to how it was. It is extraordinary what we perceive to be normal for us until something disrupts our thinking and we realise the impact on our daily lives. A lack of quality sleep is one of those things.


Inspire yourself with these insights from Samantha’s journey

We spoke about

  • The challenge Samantha had falling asleep from her pre-teens

  • Acceptance that being tired was normal

  • Impact on her mood and mothering her daughter

  • Getting out of bed being really hard

  • Not realising how much of a problem this was

  • What she tried to resolve her sleep problem

  • Actions Samantha is now taking consistently

  • The positive effects in such a short time

  • The need to take consistent action even when faced with obstacles

  • Level of effort required

  • The role of accountability and insight

  • Keeping it simple and rebuild new sleep habits

Value Quotes

"Getting out of bed was really hard"

"I was just so tired I couldn’t get going"

"Tried going to bed earlier but just lay there longer"

"When I realised how good I could feel that made me really stick with it and change it from there"

"Tea is my comfort so to limit that has helped as well as I didn’t realise how much of an effect that was having"

"I just don’t feel so yucky"

"I would normally spend 3, 4, 5 hours in bed wasting time and now I just go to sleep"

"It’s not about being perfect it’s about being consistent"

"I couldn’t believe how insanely simple all the little things you suggested were"

"What I was doing wasn’t working so I’ve got to do something else"

"Putting it down on paper just brought a lot of things to light"

"I didn’t know how good I could feel and I don’t want to not feel this good"

If you got value from this episode if you have not yet done so please Subscribe, Rate and Review on iTunes or Stitcher. You can follow the instructions here.  If you know someone else that would get value from this episode as well please share it with them.

Until next time fabulous podcast listener, I’m Bev and I invite you to live the fab life with me now!

Episode Links

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Sleeptember® Events

1) Sleep Beyond Belief will resolve the problem of feeling stressed out and instead we will be tapping out! Let's tap out your stress so you can Sleep Beyond Belief!

2) Stress Sleep and your Brain will solve the connection and missing links between your energy, your emotional health and your vitality. Get your natural high right here by connecting Stress Sleep and your Brain

3) Six Steps to Healthy Weight and Vitality will eliminate overwhelm and have you take back control. A simple plan to carve out time for yourself while still keeping up with your work and family commitments. Let go of the angst with 6 Steps to Healthy Weight and Vitality