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The Science of a Good Night's Sleep

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: The temperature of your bed can be the difference between a restful night and a fitful one.
Air Date: 10/29/19
Duration: 19:08
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
Guest Bio: Tara Youngblood
Screen Shot 2019-10-28 at 3.45.17 PMTara Youngblood is a fusion scientist and a visionary leader in the future of sleep driven health combining multiple disciplines, including Alternative Medicine, Physics, and Sleep Diagnostics. She works with leading international researchers to further studies on cold therapy and its impact on sleep, and she wrote and published the leading white paper connecting more than 70 research papers to the effects of temperature on sleep quality and as an expert in sleep science, she is a highly regarded and sought-after international speaker. Tara’s research has led to more than a dozen patent filings, and she is the co-founder, along with her husband Todd, of Kryo, Inc., inventors of the ChiliPad™. At Kryo she contributes to the strategic direction and daily operations of the company and she also serves as the Chief Science Officer. Tara is also a wife and mother, a passionate global traveler, and has spearheaded multiple community philanthropic activities and international relief trips. Tara is continually seeking new opportunities to improve the quality of life by those most affected with sleep disorders. She and her family sleep soundly at their home in Charlotte, NC.
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The Science of a Good Night's Sleep
From an evolutionary perspective, we’re working against ourselves when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep.

We’ve been disrupting our circadian rhythm by striving towards achieving homeostasis with air conditioning, heating, and artificial lighting. The natural sleep triggers such as the gradual darkening and cooling of our environment are gone, and we’re not sleeping as well as we should.

To get the best night’s sleep our bodies need a cool environment. But with memory foam mattresses and heavy blankets, heat is trapped in our beds regardless of the room’s temperature.

Tara Youngblood, a fusion scientist and a visionary leader in the future of sleep-driven health, and her husband have created the ChiliPad™, a mattress cover that actively cools your bed. The pad has tubing that acts like a radiator, keep your body at the right temperature all night long. 

Listen as Tara joins Dr. Holly Lucille to discuss the science of a good night’s sleep.