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14. The Importance of Rest w/ Rob Sweetman
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14. The Importance of Rest w/ Rob Sweetman

Navy SEAL turned "sleep genius"

Rob Sweetman is an entrepreneur and former Navy SEAL who served on active duty from 2010 to 2018. After his time in the military, he turned his attention to studying sleep and helping others get a better night’s rest. He now runs both for-profit and nonprofit sleep enterprises. Many people know him as the sleep genius.

During our conversation, we discussed the causes and effects of long-term sleep deprivation and disruption, the prefrontal cortex vs. the amygdala, the ideal amount of sleep, night and shift work, short sleeping, safety concerns with a lack of sleep, keeping a sleep diary, winding down before bed, when to go to sleep and wake up, biphasic sleeping and napping, sleeping with background noise and ambient light, bedroom temperature, the effects of WIFI, sleep tracking with wearables, mattress selection, and other topics.

Sleep is something many of us now take more seriously than ever. Hopefully, this episode will help explain why.

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RARE SENSE aims to openly talk about all aspects of mental health, including difficult discussions with practitioners, sufferers, and others. Join us as we explore the landscape of mental treatment and training, all in the uncommon pursuit of mind fitness.
The podcast is hosted by Chris Irwin, a Navy SEAL veteran who struggled for over a decade with chronic mental and physical illness after serving in the military. Chris utilizes the expertise he gained during that journey to dive deep into tough topics while being completely vulnerable and open about his own experiences and struggles. These are the conversations about mental health we must have in the modern age.
DISCLAIMER: RARE SENSE content is not medical advice. Nor does it represent the official position or opinions of any other organization or person. If you require diagnosis or treatment for a mental or physical issue or illness, please seek it from a licensed professional.