The Heavy Mental Podcast

Sleep: Get Sleep Or Die Trying

Episode Summary

Ever feel like you're just not firing on all cylinders but you can't work out why? This one might be for you. Join us as we delve into the murky depths of sleep in honour of "Sleep Awareness Week" (10th-16th March). We look at how it affects us, why it affects us and what our personal links to poor mental health and bad sleep patterns are. Rhys reveals his penchant for silk dressing gowns and lavender sprays, while Leila mocks him for being a "fussy ferret" when the lights go out. Don't forget to let us know what you think and continue with liking, rating, subscribing and sharing! If we've managed to put you to sleep with our ramblings, even better. Rhys + Leila X

Episode Notes

You can find out more about **Sleep Awareness Week **here.

The "ChronoCity" mentioned in the episode is a town called Bad Kissingen, Germany. You can read more about the concept in a Guardian long read article, here.

The book mentioned a couple of times during the episode is "Why We Sleep" by Matthew Walker.

The **Derren Brown **documentary referenced — which is well worth a watch — is called "Sacrifice" and you can find it on Netflix.

The Arianna Huffington Ted Talk referenced about the importance of sleep is called "How To Succeed? Get More Sleep" and you can watch it here.

During the episode, I meant to say "Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs" but for some reason, said "Lazlow" — who was, in fact, a fictional DJ on Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Easy mistake to make, I think you'll all agree.

Rhys X