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The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast

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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


010: David Samson, Anthropology Professor, What Primates Can Teach Us About Leveraging Circadian Rhythm For Great Sleep

In this episode, we discuss:

🦍David Samson’s origin story. How did he become the rockstar of sleep & human and non-human primates?!

🦍Investigating the link between sleep, health, and cognition in human and non-human primates

🦍How the stress and anxiety are at play for so many right now have a role in our history and our sleep

🦍Detailed discussion on the topic of chronic fears and chronic anxieties, and how we can powerfully navigate this in 2020 

🦍Concept of that hunter-gatherer sleep and what it is that we in our modern-day society can learn from

🦍Discussion regarding sleep quality  

🦍How sleep is a superpower 

🦍How to structure your life around strengthening your circadian rhythm

🦍Taking the candlelight challenge and why it is fundamental to getting great sleep




David R. Samson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He has performed field research on wild apes in Uganda, captive apes, and small-scale human societies in Madagascar, Tanzania, and Guatemala. His main research focuses on primate behavior, with a specific interest in the evolution of sleep and cognition in the human lineage.

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1. Subscribe to The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast 
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2. Take our Free Sleep Assessment
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3. Check out the Sleep Is A Skill Sleep Resource Recommendations
Inspired to transform your sleep but aren’t clear what sort of resources will help? These will help. 

4. Join our Sleep Reset Cohort and be a Case Study
I’m putting together a new sleep cohort at Sleep Is A Skill for June... stay tuned for details. If you’d like to work with me on your sleep and health... just send me a message with the words “Case Study”. *Sleep-tracker is required.

5. Book a 15 minute Call
We have something for everyone, no matter where you’re at with your sleep. Book a quick call to discuss what the next best steps are for you. 

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