If you can stand the woo of two Californians trying to outwoo each other, listen to these five podcasts with a sleep scientist.
“Ambien, sedation, hypnotives, are not sleep.
Sleep is a life support system. It’s the Swiss army knife of health.
Lack of sleep is like a broken water pipe in your home that leaks down into every nook and cranny of your physiology.
Sleep research is not being transmitted to clinical practice.”
I live on the US East Coast. Hyperbole in normal conversations outside of urban centers is an exception.
It’s different on the West Coast. For example:
- Interviewer assertions regarding heart rate variability should be compared and contrasted with Dead physiological science zombified by psychological research evidence that:
“A broad base of further evidence was amassed within human cardiac, circulatory, and autonomic physiology such that the hypotheses do not work as described.”
- Interviewer favorable comments for MDMA (Ecstasy) “to deal with issues of underlying trauma, anxiety, and depression.”