Sleeping Your Way to Success

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: Getting a full night's sleep can move you to success in your daily life.
Air Date: 4/13/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Terry Cralle, RN, MS

Terry-CralleTerry Cralle, RN, MS, is co-founder of a four-bed sleep disorders center in Virginia and a nationally recognized sleep health consultant, educator, and advocate. Her work in the field of sleep medicine has ranged from patient care to clinical research and continuing education for nurses. As a certified clinical sleep educator, she is a highly sought-after consultant and speaker for schools, corporations, hospitals, and community organizations, as well as for the hospitality, travel, and bedding industry. Terry works closely with the International Sleep Products Association, Start School Later, and the Pajama Program. She is the national spokesperson for the Better Sleep Council.

  • Book Title: Sleeping Your Way to the Top
Sleeping Your Way to Success
The old trope of burning the candle at both ends to get ahead has been proven false.

You no longer need to buy into the idea that you can only succeed if you get little sleep.

Most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per night, depending on age, genetics, health, and any recent sleep issues. Teens need 8-10 hours per night. Sleep is important for organ function, hormone production, weight loss and cellular repair.

You must pass through the four stages of sleep to get the most out of every night. The four stages of sleep are:

  1. Stage 1 NREM (Non-REM): light sleep, least refreshing, takes up 5-10% of the night.
  2. Stage 2 NREM: more solid sleep, takes about 50% of the night.
  3. Stage 3 NREM: deep sleep where growth hormone is released, takes 5-10% of sleep time, but takes more if sleep deprived.
  4. REM: fragile sleep where dreams occur, takes 20-25% of a night’s sleep.

Listen in as sleep expert, Terry Cralle, RN, shares what you need to know about getting enough sleep to succeed.


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