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The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast

57 EpisodesProduced by Mollie McGlocklinWebsite

The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast, exists to transform the conversation around sleep on the planet! Each episode is a conversation with industry leaders designed to deliver practical takeaways to improve your sleep. The intention is to shift the paradigm of wellness to make SLEEP the #1 focus in our jour… read more


033: Dr. Ron Gharbo, HRV Expert: The circadian dance between your brain and heart


Dr. Raouf (Ron) Gharbo completed his specialty residency medical training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at an elite program at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.  Prior to specialty residency training, he learned a holistic translational approach to medicine at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio.  Dr. Gharbo is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and accredited by the Academy of Integrative Pain Management.  He is a long standing EVMS Clinical Associate Faculty member of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.



💓 Ron’s story and why he believes measuring heart rate variability is important for your health & its relationship to sleep

💓 Oxycontin and the opioid crisis of 1996

💓 How Ron’s work contributes to the scientific backbone of sleep and mindfulness

💓 Why heart rate variability is an important metric in the conversation about life transformations

💓 Heart rate as a measure of load and heart rate variability as a measure of recovery

💓 What modifier has the most impact on HRV

💓 Diaphragmatic breathing vs. chest breathing

💓 How blood pressure is incorporated into biofeedback

💓 The worst-case scenario for your circadian rhythm

💓 Why your heart rate decreases when you lay down


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