031: The Science of Sleep

By June 19, 2018December 27th, 20182 Comments

Today we’re talking about sleep. It’s a topic that’s been requested a few times and apparently it’s a HUGE problem.

50-70 million adults have a sleep disorder. Over 1/3 the population gets less than 7 hours of sleep per night. Insomnia affects 30% of adults. And as we’ll learn in this episode, sleep deprivation can affect every area of your life, including mood, cognitive abilities, obesity, your immune system, reproductive functions, and more!

Our guest is Christine Hansen, holistic sleep coach and founder of Sleep Like a Boss. Today, Christine will share why successful sleep is vital to a happiness, health and success.

Today we will learn:

  1. How much sleep you really need
  2. Why your sleep might be suffering even if you’re getting the recommended hours
  3. How your dreams help process unprocessed emotions
  4. All the sleep hacks imaginable including sleep tools, power naps, avoiding jet lag and sleep exercises!

Learn More About Christine Hansen

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Christine Hansen

Holistic Sleep Coach

Christine Hansen is a international sleep expert, speaker, Certified Sleep Science Coach, Nutritional Therapist and best-selling author. Her expertise has been featured everywhere from The Guardian, Reader’s Digest, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur on Fire and many more.


  • Rebecca Allen says:

    Hi Melissa, really loving the show. This week was of special interest because, as a former insomniac (touch wood to that!), it was fascinating to find out about all the factors which can affect a good night’s sleep. One thing I picked up on was Christine’s reference to lighting. I’m a big fan of low lighting at night so my sleep hack would be to invest in some touch-base table lamps so you can alter the light output according to purpose and need. They’re really popular in the UK and I’m guessing they’re available in the US as well. Sleep better and save energy, too! P.S., just so you know, I came across you from your interview on Pat Flynn’s smartpassiveincome.com and was so impressed with what you are doing and what you have achieved. Power to you, Melissa, and really glad to be supporting your journey. Best regards, Rebecca

    • Hey Rebecca! Low lighting bulbs are a great idea. I’m particular interested in the Hue lightbulbs and hope to get one by the end up the year. Thanks so much for commenting and for following along my journey. It means a LOT! P.S. Pat Flynn is the best right?

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