Episode 26: Goal: Go the F*ck To Sleep with Janet Whalen

EPISODE 26: 

EPISODE 26: 

Goal: Go the F*ck To Sleep with Janet Whalen

Goal: Go the F*ck To Sleep with Janet Whalen

SHOW NOTES

"Ugh, it's 3am, I have to be up at 6... that's in 3 hours. I only went to bed at 11. That means I’ve only gotten 4 hours of sleep. I’m wide awake. I can’t survive off of 4 hours of sleep. Why am I up right now???”

Anyone been through this middle of the night spiral full of complicated word problems you thought you left behind in 7th grade? Janet Whalen says NO. MATH. AT. NIGHT!!!!

She is a Sleep & Life coach and the founder of Permission to Sleep. As someone who suffered from insomnia herself to now self proclaimed "the world's most amazing sleeper”, she shares her tips for those also suffering from the stress of not getting the rest they deserve.

First things first, Janet is NOT a doctor. Anyone who may be suffering from problems that could be medical, such as sleep apnea, night terrors, or trauma requiring sleep medication, should seek a sleep study and medical advice from their doctor.

Janet is a champion of the idea of embracing wakefulness. She even poses this super deep question: Why do we need sleep? The best way to get sleep and rest is to be calm, so preventing that 3 a.m. freak-out is key. Just because you're awake doesn’t mean something has gone wrong.

Another factor we discuss is... what's keeping you awake? Your personal drama and anxiety? Aging and hormones? Your partner's snoring? Each requires individual attention and strategies that Janet has ideas for.

What about melatonin? That’ll solve all my problems, right? Wrong! Janet explains the purpose of this supplement and who really needs it… and what can happen when you’re over supplementing.

Sleep is sacred. It’s special. It rejuvenates us. But it should not be a source of stress. That’s where Janet comes in! Unfortunately, Janet isn't accepting clients at this time. 

WHAT’S INSIDE:

  • What it looks like to give yourself the rest and sleep you deserve.
  • How embracing wakefulness can actually promote better sleep.
  • The culprit of your insomnia and what you can do about it.
  • Aging, hormones, and their effect on your sleep.
  • The dangers of over supplementing melatonin?
  • What does sleep medication really do?
  • “Sleep Divorce” may not be as bad as it sounds.

I had a ton of questions for Sleep & Life Coach Janet Whalen, what did I miss? What’s keeping you up at night?

Let me know on Insta!

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