Greg Potter: The Influence of Chronobiology on Human Health
In this episode of the Smarter Not Harder Podcast, our guest Greg Potter joins our host Boomer Anderson to give one-cent solutions to life’s $64,000 questions that include:
- What is chronobiology and how does it affect our daily lives, specifically our sleep patterns, mood, and overall health?
- How can the understanding of biological rhythms such as infradian, ultradian, and circadian rhythms, be applied to improve our health and wellbeing?
- What are the benefits of maintaining a regular eating window and how does it relate to chrononutrition?
WHO IS GREG POTTER?
Greg Potter is a health and wellness coach with a passion for helping people feel great and do good. He has a wealth of experience in the health and wellness field, including undergraduate and master's degrees in exercise science, a PhD in sleep, circadian rhythms, nutrition, and metabolism, and certifications as a personal trainer and sports massage therapist. He understands the challenges of modern life and helps people make simple and sustainable lifestyle changes that add years to their lives and life to their years.
WHAT DID BOOMER DISCUSS WITH GREG POTTER?
(0:00:04) - Unpacking Chronobiology
(0:11:33) - Wearable Technology and Sleep Monitoring
(0:20:24) - Lucid Dreaming and Sleep Monitoring
(0:30:52) - Questionnaires, Diaries, and Sleep Phenotypes
(0:36:09) - Importance of Sleep Health and Stages
(0:47:55) - Sleep Architecture, Stimulation, and Therapeutic Interventions
(0:59:11) - Psychedelics, Dreaming, and Chronobiology Connections
(1:04:28) - Effects of Light on Circadian Rhythm
(1:18:30) - Optimal Time of Day for Exercise
(1:27:43) - Practical Takeaways for Corona Nutrition
(1:44:39) - Practical Strategies for Better Sleep
(1:52:53) - The Applications of Chronobiology
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