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

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 

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

017 Successful women who sleep | Bev Roberts

If you want a quality life you need quality sleep
— Bev Roberts -

The dismissive attitude towards sleep is taking a turn for the better finally; with many highly successful women openly supporting the restorative power of sleep.  You will be in good company when you dump the myth that sleep is a waste of time and prioritise your sleep just like any other goal you value.

I surprised myself and may have had a little rant so I knew it hit the mark when Tash Corbin shared: "I LOVED THE BIT WHEN YOU GOT RANTY :) made my heart BURST with joy :) thank you thank you thank you!!!!!

Join me as I explore what these 5 successful women have to say about sleep

What do these 5 highly Successful Women say about Sleep

Arianna Huffington , Co-founder and Editor in Chief, the Huffington Post Media Group, author “The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time”   "Sleep is the ultimate performance enhancer" | Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington, Co-founder and Editor in Chief, the Huffington Post Media Group, author “The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time”

"Sleep is the ultimate performance enhancer" | Arianna Huffington

Marie Forleo , creator of MarieTV, founder of B-School (Credit: Eric Michael Pearson)   "Only by renewing our relationship with sleep can we take back control of our lives" | Marie Forleo

Marie Forleo, creator of MarieTV, founder of B-School
(Credit: Eric Michael Pearson)

"Only by renewing our relationship with sleep can we take back control of our lives" | Marie Forleo

Sheryl Sandberg , Facebook Chief Operating Officer and author “Lean In"   "Sometimes we need to sleep in to lean in" | Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook Chief Operating Officer and author “Lean In"

"Sometimes we need to sleep in to lean in" | Sheryl Sandberg

Judith Curr , President, Publisher and founder of Atria Books, a division of Simon and Schuster Inc   "It's about what you do when you are awake that counts, not how long you are awake" | Judith Curr

Judith Curr, President, Publisher and founder of Atria Books, a division of Simon and Schuster Inc

"It's about what you do when you are awake that counts, not how long you are awake" | Judith Curr

Jayne-Anne Gadhia , Chief Executive Virgin Money   "I try to be in bed by 10.30pm. And I always sleep like a log! I need and get about eight hours a night" | Jayne-Anne Gadhia

Jayne-Anne Gadhia, Chief Executive Virgin Money

"I try to be in bed by 10.30pm. And I always sleep like a log! I need and get about eight hours a night" | Jayne-Anne Gadhia

Change the status quo

We are not short of information on how to get quality sleep and to top up your ideas bank you can read my 5 key steps to get your Zzzz on here.  However YOU need to make a choice to change the status quo when it comes to your sleep. 

Yes YOU can challenge the idea that you get your best ideas late at night.

Yes YOU can make a choice about what time you will go to bed.

Yes YOU can decide what you do in the 30 – 60 minutes before bed. 

It’s all in your control.

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

009 There's always a way | Sue-Ellen Cordon

Focus on one thing you can do and expand it
— Sue-Ellen Cordon -

Why would a gorgeous woman work as a construction welder and rigger?  Sue-Ellen has a compelling answer and her mindset around wellness is something else.  We spoke about focusing on the non-negotiable in our life that gives us hope for the future in spite of a wellness challenge.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Sue-Ellen

We spoke about

  • The challenge of being chronically ill
  • What level of commitment it took to get well
  • The role of attitude in the process of healing
  • How creating two lists of what you can and can’t do will create change
  • Focusing on what you can do, not what you can’t do
  • How what we focus on is a magnet for more of the same
  • Doing the inner work as part of healing
  • Trusting yourself, instincts and intuition
  • Finding your “personal medicine” and incorporating in your life
  • The priority of self-care
  • Taking a leap of faith
  • Finding another way

Value Quotes

"My commitment and level of faith that it was possible. Possible for me to get well"

"The moment I committed the light of hope switched on"

"The lesson that took me the longest to grasp was that I was in control of my life"

"I needed a serious attitude adjustment"

"Your situation may seem hopeless and helpless but there will be one thing that you can do"

"Going in the right direction is as good as getting to your goal"

"If it took me closer to my goal of wellness I did it again and if it took me further away from my goal I stopped it"

"Follow your dreams and be true to yourself"

"Personal medicines are those little stepping stones that are moments of relief, moments of enjoyment"

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

You can find Sue-Ellen Cordon at:

Website:  http://www.sue-ellencordon.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Websitevid/

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