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Jan. 30, 2021

E63 - Sleep

E63 - Sleep

Dr. Meeta Singh and Gregory discuss why sleep is often not taken too seriously by many people.  Even half the people who know they have a real sleeping disorder, like sleep apnea, still refuse to help themselves.  Sleeping is not something that only determines whether you are tired or alert. To put it simply, sleep can save your life.  That is how important it is.  Sleep is needed so everything in your body and mind can work correctly.  Without it, or the continuous lack of, you may be flirting with death.

If you can sleep well, be thankful that you can over 50 – 70 million people in the U.S suffer from insomnia (can’t fall asleep well or stay asleep for long). To them, sleep is a luxury, while to others, it is something taken for granted or abused.  So just how important is sleep? Let us go over the long-term effects of not getting the proper sleep.

She board-certified physician focused on the applied science of sleep.  Dr. Meeta Singh is a sleep doctor whose work and research focuses on “Coaching the sleep muscle” to help maximize performance in both individual athletes and sports teams. She also works with C suite executives to help with jetlag management and enhancing sleep.  She is the Service chief of the sleep medicine, and section head and medical director at the Henry Ford sleep laboratory in Michigan.

She did her training in psychiatry at the Mayo clinic and a sleep fellowship at the Henry Ford hospital. She is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (under the American Board of Medical Specialties) as a psychiatrist and sleep medicine subspecialist. She is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine the Sleep Research Society.  She has served as a consultant for multiple NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA teams. She has also worked with college sports teams.

As part of this service, Dr. Singh performs athletic sleep assessments with personalized prescriptions for better sleep. She also helps sports teams and athletes with their travel management with a focus on addressing sleep deprivation and jet lag and maximizing athletic performance. Her passion is lecturing and educating teams and athletes about the benefits of sleep on performance.  She is also a speaker at national conferences aimed at educating sports leaders and business organizations about this subject.

Tunein and listen to her principal philosophy regarding cutting through the hype and disinformation about sleep and provide an evidence-based guide TO GETTING your sleep right. 

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