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S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 8: The Suprachiasmatic Nucleus (SCN) and the Royal Society with Prof Russel Foster

S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 8: The Suprachiasmatic Nucleus (SCN) and the Royal Society with Prof Russel Foster

September 9, 2020

S 4 Ep 8 – The Suprachiasmatic Nucleus (SCN) and the Royal Society with Prof Russell Foster

In this episode, we welcome Russell Foster. Russell is Professor of Circadian Neuroscience, Director of the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute (SCNi) and Head of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology at the University of Oxford. He is also a Fellow at Brasenose College.

Russell’s research spans the neurosciences, but his research is focused upon two questions: (i) How is environmental light detected and processed by vertebrate photoreceptors for the regulation of circadian rhythms? One of his key findings was the discovery of another class of photoreceptor within the vertebrate eye based upon a small number of photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (pRGCs).  These pRGCs not only regulate circadian rhythms but also sleep & arousal states, heart-rate and pupil constriction; (ii) How are circadian rhythms generated and what happens when these systems break-down in disease and under abnormal environmental conditions?

Russell Chairs the Royal Society Public Engagement Committee, The Cheltenham Science Festival and is a Trustee of the Science Museum Group. He contributes to radio, television and writes newspaper articles. He has co-written three popular science books and is working on his fourth.

He is the co-author with writer and broadcaster Leon Kreitzman of two popular science books on circadian rhythms, Rhythms of Life: The Biological Clocks that Control the Daily Lives of Every Living Thing and Seasons of Life: The Biological Rhythms That Enable Living Things to Thrive and Survive. He has also co-written a book titled Sleep: a Very Short Introduction. You can read more about Russell on his Wikipedia page  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Foster.

You can follow Russell on Twitter @OxSCNi

Or contact him via email russell.foster@eye.ox.ac.uk

 

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S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 7: Chrononutrition with Alan Flanagan

S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 7: Chrononutrition with Alan Flanagan

August 12, 2020

S 4 Ep 7 – Chrononutrition with Alan Flanagan

In this episode, we welcome Alan Flanagan. Alan has an MSc in Nutritional Medicine, is currently pursuing his PhD, and is a former practising lawyer (Barrister) from Dublin, Ireland. Additionally, Alan runs Alinea Nutrition; an online education hub, dedicated to empowering others with clear, impartial, evidence-based knowledge and understanding about the science of nutrition. Additionally, Alan is the Research Communication Officer for Sigma Nutrition where he has written an excellent Sigma Statement on How Sleep and Nutrition Interact”.

You can also read Alan’s recent published article entitled Dietary Patters of Nurses on Rotational Shifts Are Marked by Redistribution of Energy into the Nightshift”.

 

Follow Alan on Instagram @thenutritional_advocate

Or get in contact with him via his website https://www.alineanutrition.com/demo-home/

 

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

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S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 6: Shiftwork, Fatigue and Meal Timing with Dr Charlotte Gupta

S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 6: Shiftwork, Fatigue and Meal Timing with Dr Charlotte Gupta

July 8, 2020

S 4 Ep 6 – Shiftwork, Fatigue and Meal Timing with Dr Charlotte Gupta

Season 4, Episode 6 welcomes back Dr Charlotte Gupta. Since her last appearance, Charlotte completed her PhD, which focused on different meal sizes during nightshift and their impacts on performance. In this episode, we cover Charlottes paper, entitled "Hot, Tired and Hungry: The Snacking Behaviour and Food Cravings of Firefighters during Multi-Day Simulated Wildfire Suppression". Additionally, we discuss Charlotte's current and future projects and research.

 

Follow Charlotte on Twitter @cc_gupta

Or contact her via the email charlotte.gupta@unisa.edu.au

 

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

or our editor/producer at ricky.krstic@meliusconsulting.com.au

www.sleep4performance.com.au

Twitter @sleep4perform

You can also listen to S4P Radio on YouTube and Spotify

S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 5: Travel Fatigue and Jetlag in Athletes with Professor Christa Janse van Rensburg

S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 5: Travel Fatigue and Jetlag in Athletes with Professor Christa Janse van Rensburg

June 10, 2020

S 4 Ep 5 – Travel, fatigue and jetlag in athletes with Professor Christa Janse van Rensburg

In this episode, we welcome Professor Christa Janse van Rensburg. Professor Janse Van Rensburg obtained her doctorate under the title “The effect of exercise training on the autonomic function, disease activity and functional capacity in females suffering from rheumatoid arthritis” in 2012 following her MMed (PhysMed) (Cum Laude), MSc Sports Medicine, and MBChB (Cum Laude), all from the University of Pretoria. She is an NRF rated researcher and has published widely in the areas of sports medicine and rheumatology, and to date has authored and co-authored over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Additionally, Professor Janse van Rensburg has accompanied many sports teams as a sports physician, both nationally and internationally. She was the team doctor for the national team to the Olympic Games in Athens. For both the FIFA Confederations Cup as well as the FIFA World Cup she was appointed as the Venue Medical Officer at Loftus. She was elected as Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and is currently the President of Exercise Medicine in South Africa.

In this episode, we discuss our most recent publication in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, entitled How to Manage Travel Fatigue and Jet Lag in Athletes? A Systematic Review of Interventions

You can follow Professor Janse van Rensburg on twitter @christajvr

Or contact her via email christa.jansevanrensburg@up.ac.za

 

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S4P Radio, Special Episode - Mixed Martial Arts Strength, Conditioning and Recovery with Dr Carl Langan-Evans

S4P Radio, Special Episode - Mixed Martial Arts Strength, Conditioning and Recovery with Dr Carl Langan-Evans

May 20, 2020

Sleep4Performance Radio, Special Episode - Mixed Martial Arts Strength, Conditioning and Recovery with Dr Carl Langan-Evans

In this special episode of Sleep4Performance radio, we welcome Dr Carl Langan-Evans. In this episode Carl and I discuss the contentious issues of strength and conditioning in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and recovery practices. Carl is no stranger to combat sports having competed at the top level in Taekwondo and winning a gold medal at the youth Olympics.

Carl was originally involved with the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences as an athlete on the Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) Sport Scholarship programme from 2004 until 2008. During his time as a scholar, Carl received a number of support services in the areas of physiology, biomechanics, psychology and nutrition to aid his competitive goals. After a year out Carl retired as an athlete in 2009 and began a Master of Research (MRes) in Exercise Physiology degree in late 2009 and to complement his sport-specific coaching gained a place on the LJMU strength & conditioning internship. After graduating in late 2011, Carl had gained his professional accreditation in strength & conditioning via the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and began PhD study in the area of 'the effects of rapid weight loss methods on the physiological, metabolic and hormonal profile of elite international Taekwondo athletes' in late 2012 before gaining a staff position as the sports science support officer for LJMU in early 2013.

In addition to his role at LJMU, Carl is also a high-performance Taekwondo coach for the Olympic Taekwondo Centre team and has provided consultancy as a trainer, coach and physiologist to a number of high-performance sports teams including those at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

You can get in contact with Carl via his email C.LanganEvans@ljmu.ac.uk

Or Twitter - @CLESpoSci

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

or our editor/producer at ricky.krstic@meliusconsulting.com.au

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You can also listen to S4P Radio on YouTube and Spotify

 

 

S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 4: Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Dysfunction in Human Ischaemic Stroke with Elie Gottlieb

S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 4: Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Dysfunction in Human Ischaemic Stroke with Elie Gottlieb

May 6, 2020

S 4 Ep 4 – Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Dysfunction in Human Ischaemic Stroke with Elie Gottlieb

In this episode of S4P Radio, we welcome Elie Gottlieb. Elie is a final-year neuroscience PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne and Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health with a passion for clinical sleep and circadian rhythm research. Elie’s PhD examines the pathogenesis of post-stroke sleep architectural and circadian rhythm dysfunction using MRI, polysomnography, and melatonin assay. Additionally, Elie was a recipient of the Melbourne Research Scholarship working within Professor Amy Brodtmann’s clinical cognitive neuroscience and vascular neurodegeneration laboratory.

You can get in touch with Elie via twitter @ElieGottlieb

Or via his email elie.gottlieb@florey.edu.au

 

 

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

or our editor/producer at ricky.krstic@meliusconsulting.com.au

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You can also listen to S4P Radio on YouTube and Spotify

 

 

S4P Radio, Special Episode - Ideas for managing your business online during Covid-19 with Rachel Huber

S4P Radio, Special Episode - Ideas for managing your business online during Covid-19 with Rachel Huber

March 30, 2020

Sleep4Performance Radio Special Episode –Ideas for managing your business during Covid-19 with Rachel Huber

In this special episode of Sleep4Performance radio, we welcome Rachel Huber. As a marketing professional and director of Bare Consulting, Rachel supports clients in the development of branding and other digital marketing services including logos, motion graphics, web design, social media strategies and more.

In this episode, we discuss how companies can shift their operations given the current circumstances, including the way they interact and deliver goods and services.

You can get in contact with Rachel via her website https://bare.consulting/

 

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

or our editor/producer at ricky.krstic@meliusconsulting.com.au

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You can also listen to S4P Radio on YouTube and Spotify

S4P Radio, Special Episode - Solidarity against the Covid 19 with Dr. John Illif

S4P Radio, Special Episode - Solidarity against the Covid 19 with Dr. John Illif

March 20, 2020

Sleep4Performance Radio Special Episode – Solidarity against the Covid 19 with Dr John Illif

In this special episode of Sleep4Performance radio, we welcome Dr. John Illif. Appearing for the second time on S4P Radio, John is an Emergency Physician at St John of Gods Hospital and Medical Officer at the Royal Flying Doctor Service (WA). Joining us in self-isolation after returning from Ireland, we discuss all things Covid 19 including:

  • Its potential origins
  • Where it's headed
  • The effects on Health Care
  • Social Behaviour
  • How we can help fight the virus
  • The importance of routine, discipline, exercise and mental health
  • Checking in with friends, staying positive and working together

You can listen to John's previous episode of Sleep4Performance Radio at this link!

For more useful information on what to do during these unprecedented times, click on the link below!

Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak

 

 

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S4P Radio, Season 4 Episode 3: Sleep and Performance in Basketball with Jordan Fox

S4P Radio, Season 4 Episode 3: Sleep and Performance in Basketball with Jordan Fox

March 11, 2020

S 4 Ep 3 – Sleep and Performance in Basketball with Jordan Fox

Welcome to Season 4 Episode 3 of Sleep4Performance Radio. Joining us for her first ever podcast, we welcome Jordan Fox. Having recently completed her PhD at the Central Queensland University in Australia, Jordan’s thesis investigates the association between workloads, sleep, and performance in basketball players. In addition to her research, Jordan works as an academic in Exercise and Sport Science.

In this episode, we discuss Jordan’s background, education, her PhD thesis and future aspirations. If you would like to read some of Jordan’s previous work, click on the links below!

A Review of Player Monitoring Approaches in Basketball: Current Trends and Future Directions

A Comparison of Training and Competition Demands in Semiprofessional Male Basketball Players

The Association Between Training Load and Performance in Team Sports: A Systematic Review

You can contact Jordan at j.fox2@cqu.edu.au

or get in touch via Twitter @JordanLFox1

 

 

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S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 2: Open Water Swimming with Bec Johnson and Paul Blackbeard

S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 2: Open Water Swimming with Bec Johnson and Paul Blackbeard

February 12, 2020

S 4 E 2 - Open Water Swimming with Bec Johnson and Paul Blackbeard

In this episode of Sleep4Performance Radio, we welcome Bec Johnson and Paul Blackbeard. Returning as co-host for her second appearance on S4P Radio, Bec is the CEO and co-founder of the Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, in Stirling, a non-profit that connects, supports and inspires people living with type 1 diabetes. Diagnosed with type 1 in 2001, Bec believes there are no limits to life with diabetes, and is undertaking a solo crossing of the 19.7km Rottnest Channel, the Port to Pub 25km Ultra and a double crossing of the Rottnest Channel in February, March and April 2020. Her campaign, Life without Limits, aims to raise $85,000 for the Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre.   

With a range of board, senior management and strategic roles; Paul Blackbeard is Chairman of Echo Community Services, Owner of Argil International and Co-Founder of Zuberant Life. Additionally, Paul is a passionate swimmer who has achieved multiple records and been ranked number 1 in the world in 3 different water sports. In 2015, Paul was named as one of the 50 Greatest Watermen in Open Water Swimming History. In this episode, we cover all things Open Water Swimming including the Rottnest Channel Swim, training and motivation, diet and nutrition, strength and conditioning, recovery and more!

You can follow Bec on LinkedIn and Facebook.  You can follow her Life without Limits swim campaign here and donate here.

Follow Paul on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook

 

Recommendations and readings discussed throughout the episode:

Paul’s free application - https://apps.apple.com/au/app/wisdom-circle/id1296239401

BOHO beautiful yoga channel -  https://www.youtube.com/user/cexercize/featured

Swimming Strong eBook - https://www.formidablestrength.com.au/ebooks

Bowflex Machine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMVDhv-c5Mg

S4P Radio previous episode feat. Bec Johnson – Diet and Performance as an Endurance Athlete with Type 1 Diabetes

 

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S4P Radio, Sleep Science Audio Abstract 13: A Critical Review of Consumer Wearables

S4P Radio, Sleep Science Audio Abstract 13: A Critical Review of Consumer Wearables

January 29, 2020

 

S4P Radio, Sleep Science Audio Abstract 13: A Critical Review of Consumer Wearables

In our first Audio Abstract for 2020, we review an article entitled “A Critical Review of Consumer Wearables, Mobile Applications, and Equipment for Providing Biofeedback, Monitoring Stress, and Sleep in Physically Active Populations” by Jonathon M. Peake, Graham Kerr and John P. Sullivan. The review summarises and evaluates the characteristics of a cross-section of technologies for health and sports performance according to what the technology is claimed to do, whether it has been validated and is reliable, and if it is suitable for general consumer use.

You can access the full paper at this link!

 

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S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 1: Circadian Rhythm and Light Therapy with Dr Myriam Juda

S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 1: Circadian Rhythm and Light Therapy with Dr Myriam Juda

January 15, 2020

S 4 Ep 1 - Circadian Rhythm and Light Therapy with Dr Myriam Juda

Welcome back to Sleep4Performance Radio Season 4! For our first instalment of the new season, we welcome Dr Myriam Juda. Myriam is a Vancouver-based consultant and research psychologist at the Simon Frazer University, specialising in circadian rhythms. With expertise in the sleep-wake cycle, shiftwork and light, Myriam has worked with some of the world’s largest companies, including Volkswagen, Arcelor-Mittal, Siemens and Osram. Additionally, Myriam is founder and director of Circadian Light Therapy; a business providing expertise in circadian rhythms and light therapy in pursuit of optimal sleep, performance and health.

In this episode, we discuss the health effects of daylight savings, the effects of light exposure on mental health, performance and basic physiology, Myriam’s current work and much more. For more information, you can follow or get in contact with Myriam at the links below!

http://circadianlighttherapy.com/

Facebook – Circadian Light Therapy

Twitter - @myriam_juda

 

 

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S4P Radio, Special Episode - Fitness and Health with Jason Donaldson

S4P Radio, Special Episode - Fitness and Health with Jason Donaldson

December 18, 2019

Sleep4Performance Radio Special Episode – Fitness and Health with Jason Donaldson

For our final instalment of Sleep4Performance Radio in 2019, we welcome back Jason Donaldson. Jason is a highly experienced strength and conditioning coach with over a decade of experience. Having helped thousands of clients, Jason is dedicated to assisting people in rediscovering the enjoyment of health and fitness while aiming towards permanent results.

With multiple qualifications in Strength and Conditioning, CrossFit, Weightlifting, Endurance and Kettlebell training, Jason has coached people from all walks of life. Additionally, Jason works as Director of Training & Operations and Head Coach at Power Speed Endurance (PSE); a programming, coaching and educational platform for developing sports performance, fitness and health.

In this episode, we cover Jason’s work throughout 2019, keeping fit and healthy over the holiday period, and how we can kick off 2020 with a bang!

If you would like to get in touch or schedule a consult with Jason, you can contact him at https://powerspeedendurance.com/coaches/jason-donaldson/ or check out PSE’s twitter @PSEndurance. You can also listen to Jason’s previous podcast at this link!

 

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

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www.sleep4performance.com.au

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You can also listen to S4P Radio on YouTube and Spotify

 

 

S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 12: Sleep and Mental Health with Dr. Michael Grandner

S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 12: Sleep and Mental Health with Dr. Michael Grandner

December 11, 2019

S 3 Ep 12 – Sleep and Mental Health with Dr Michael Grandner

Dr. Grandner is the Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona (UA), Director of the Behavioural Sleep Medicine Clinic at the Banner-University Medical Centre, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the UA College of Medicine, with joint appointments in the Departments of Medicine, Psychology (UA College of Science), Nutritional Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences), and Clinical Translational Science. In addition, he is a faculty member of the Neuroscience and Physiological Sciences Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs. He is certified in Behavioural Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and is a Diplomate in Behavioural Sleep Medicine by the Board of Behavioural Sleep Medicine.

Having published over 150 articles and chapters on issues relating to sleep and health, Michael’s work has been cited over 2500 times. His research focuses on how sleep and sleep-related behaviours are related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, neurocognitive functioning, mental health and longevity. 

Check out some of Michael’s papers at the following links:

Employment insecurity and sleep disturbance: Evidence from 31 European countries

 

Mental health in elite athletes: International Olympic Committee consensus statement (2019)

 

Follow Michael on Twitter @michaelgrandner or go to http://www.michaelgrandner.com/about.html

 

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www.sleep4performance.com.au

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S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 11: Dr David Cunnington, Sleep Physician

S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 11: Dr David Cunnington, Sleep Physician

November 13, 2019

S 3 Ep 11 – Dr David Cunnington, Sleep Physician

Dr David Cunnington is a specialist sleep physician delivering healthcare to individuals with complex sleep problems and promoting sleep health through education. He is the co-director of Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre, a multi-disciplinary sleep clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.

David undertook training in sleep medicine both in Australia and in Boston at Harvard Medical School. In addition to training in sleep medicine, David has international qualifications in behavioural sleep medicine, using non-drug treatments to manage sleep. David regularly appears in print, radio and TV media as an expert commentator on sleep.

In this episode, we discuss David’s inspirations, studies and international work, along with current research, new technologies and future advancements in the measurement of sleep. You can check out SleepHub, where David and his partner Kris provide information on all things sleep including; trending topics, tools and tips, the Sleep Talk Podcast and much more!

Follow David on Facebook and Instagram @drdavidcunnington and Twitter @davidcunnington, or go to his website https://drdavidcunnington.com.au/

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

or our editor/producer at ricky.krstic@meliusconsulting.com.au

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You can also listen to S4P Radio on YouTube and Spotify

S4P Radio, Sleep Science Audio Abstract 12: Sleep and Weight Cutting in Combat Sports Athletes

S4P Radio, Sleep Science Audio Abstract 12: Sleep and Weight Cutting in Combat Sports Athletes

November 5, 2019

S4P Radio, Sleep Science Audio Abstract 12: Sleep and Weight Cutting in Combat Sports Athletes

In our latest S4P Radio, Audio Abstract we review a new article published in the Journal of Exercise and Nutrition, entitled “The Effect of Water Loading for Acute Weight Loss Following Fluid Restriction on Sleep Quality and Quantity in Combat Sports Athletes”. Combat sport athletes commonly engage in established and novel acute weight-loss strategies to achieve weight division targets. The effect of such practices on sleep is unknown. Methods: Twenty-two combat sports athletes wore wrist actigraphy devices for nine nights during a training camp and completed questionnaires assessing daytime sleepiness, insomnia, sleep apnoea and chronotype. Athletes were assigned to a control (CG) or water loading group (WLG). Both followed a low residue diet for 96h, and restricted fluid for 24h before weigh-in. Prior to restriction, the CG consumed 40ml/kg and WLG consumed 100ml/kg fluid daily.

 

You can check out the full paper at this link!

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

or our editor/producer at ricky.krstic@meliusconsulting.com.au

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You can also listen to S4P Radio on YouTube and Spotify

S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 10: Nutrition and Shiftwork with Charlotte Gupta

S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 10: Nutrition and Shiftwork with Charlotte Gupta

October 15, 2019

Season 3 Ep 10 – Nutrition and Shiftwork with Charlotte Gupta

The latest episode of Sleep4Performance Radio welcomes Charlotte Gupta. Charlotte has recently submitted her PhD at the University of South Australia. Her research focuses on shiftwork, fatigue countermeasure, cognitive performance and meal timing. In this episode we discuss diet and nutrition around shift workers and how we can eat for performance while working shiftwork.

You can check out some of Charlotte's research at this link!

Follow Charlotte on Twitter @cc_gupta or contact her via the email below.

charlotte.gupta@unisa.edu.au

 

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

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You can also listen to S4P Radio on YouTube and Spotify

S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 9: Athletes and Sleep with Dr. Meeta Singh

S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 9: Athletes and Sleep with Dr. Meeta Singh

September 11, 2019

Season 3 Ep 9 - Athletes and Sleep with Dr. Meeta Singh

In our latest episode of Sleep4Performance Radio, we welcome Dr. Meeta Singh. Meeta is the Service chief of the sleep medicine, and section head and medical director at the Henry Ford sleep laboratory in Michigan. She did her training in psychiatry at the Mayo clinic and a sleep fellowship at the Henry Ford Hospital. She is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (under the American Board of Medical Specialties) as a psychiatrist and sleep medicine sub-specialist. She is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine the Sleep Research Society

Meeta has served as a consultant for multiple NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA teams. She has also worked with college sports teams. As part of this service, Meeta performs athletic sleep assessments with personalized prescriptions for better sleep. She also helps sports teams and athletes with their travel management with a focus on addressing sleep deprivation and jet lag and maximizing athletic performance. Her passion is lecturing and educating teams and athletes about the benefits of sleep on performance. She is also a speaker at national conferences aimed at educating physicians and business organisations about this subject.

 

Follow Dr. Meeta Singh on twitter @athletesleepmd1

You can also watch Meeta’s presentation on the importance of sleep for growing athletes from this year’s Michigan Amateur Hockey Association summer meeting at this link!

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

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www.sleep4performance.com.au

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You can also listen to S4P Radio on You Tube and Spotify

S4P Radio, Special Episode - Esports with Daniel Bonnar and Beau Melia

S4P Radio, Special Episode - Esports with Daniel Bonnar and Beau Melia

August 27, 2019

Sleep4Performance Radio special episode – Esports with Daniel Bonnar and Beau Melia

In this special episode we have our biggest cast to date, a 4-way conversation with Daniel Bonnar, Beau Melia, Dr. Ian Dunican and S4P editor/producer Ricky Krstic. Returning for his second appearance on S4P Radio, Daniel Bonnar is a clinical psychologist and Masters graduate of the insomnia research group at Flinders University, South Australia. He is currently working on his PhD entitled “Sleep and Performance in Esports” and collaborating with Esports researches from the Queensland University of Technology. Daniel is also undertaking performance-based work in collaboration with Beau Melia, Managing Director of Perth based Esports team, Ground Zero.

In this podcast we discuss all things Esports ranging from its current status, to the growth and potential future of Esports.

You can check out  Daniels previous podcast and S4P blog and find links to his publications here and here. You can also contact Daniel at dkbonnar@hotmail.com and LinkedIn.       

 

If you would like to know more about Ground Zero Gaming, go to their website https://groundzerogaming.com.au/ or contact/follow them on various social media platforms.

https://www.facebook.com/GroundZeroOCE/

Twitter and Instagram - @GroundZeroOCE

YouTube – Ground Zero Gaming

 

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S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 8: Sleep and Fatigue Offshore with Vanessa Riethmeister

S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 8: Sleep and Fatigue Offshore with Vanessa Riethmeister

August 13, 2019

S 3 Ep 8 – Sleep and Fatigue Offshore with Vanessa Riethmeister

Season 3, Episode 8 of Sleep4Performance welcomes Vanessa Riethmeister. In 2011, Vanessa obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology followed by her Master of Science in Industrial and Organisational Psychology in 2014. In addition to her Psychology degree, Vanessa also completed a Research Master Program of Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology at the University Medical Centre Groningen, The Netherlands. In April 2019, Vanessa obtained her PhD entitled “Sleep and Fatigue Offshore”.

Currently, Vanessa is employed as a Health, Safety and Environmental Business Solutions Analyst at the Royal Dutch Shell Headquarters in The Hague, The Netherlands. Her current job tasks involve developing and supporting innovative data visualisation and digitalisation approaches for management and reporting/analyses of health, safety and environmental data.

If you would like to get in touch with Vanessa, you can contact her via email.

Vanessa.Riethmeister@shell.com

For further information go to our website or send any questions to the details below

 

Email: Iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

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S4P Radio, Special Episode, Cyrus Milne - Swimming the English Channel

S4P Radio, Special Episode, Cyrus Milne - Swimming the English Channel

July 30, 2019

Sleep4Performance Radio, Special Episode – Swimming the English Channel with Cyrus Milne

In the special episode of Sleep4Performance radio we welcome 17-year-old, Cyrus Milne. Having previously completed the 36 km English Channel Swim in a 4-person team, along with numerous solo events such as the Rottnest Channel Swim (20km swim). and the Port to Pub (25km swim).

Cyrus has his sights set on completing a solo crossing of the English Channel in August 2020. In this podcast, joined by his mother Kelly, we discuss Cyrus swimming achievements, training, getting through solo swims, jellyfish, sharks, planning, preparation and expenses.

You can support Cyrus in his endeavour in several ways. For example, if you wish to promote your business, Cyrus will add your logo to his website and on his support boat banner during his crossing. Get in contact with us to discover all options to support Cyrus. In addition, Cyrus will be raising money for the Epilepsy WA foundation.

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

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S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 7: Circadian Rhythms with Professor Sean Cain

S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 7: Circadian Rhythms with Professor Sean Cain

July 17, 2019

Season 3 Ep 7 – Circadian Rhythms with Professor Sean Cain

Season 3, Episode 7 of Sleep4Performance welcomes professor Sean Cain from Monash University. Stemming from a background in psychology, neuroscience and behavioural neuroscience, Sean currently works as a circadian biologist specialising in depression and light and is president of the Australasian Chronobiology Society. In this episode we discuss sleep and circadian rhythms, and how they impact people’s lives, mood, behaviour, exercise and shift work.

You can check out Sean’s paper titled: High sensitivity and interindividual variability in the response of the human circadian system to evening light and follow him on Twitter @circadian247 or Sean W. Cain on Linkedin

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-w-cain-3360b512/

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S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 6: Sleep and Fatigue Research with Dr. Raymond Matthews

S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 6: Sleep and Fatigue Research with Dr. Raymond Matthews

June 18, 2019

S3 Ep 6 - Sleep and Fatigue Research with Dr. Raymond Matthews

Season 3, Episode 6 of Sleep4Performance welcomes Dr Raymond Matthews, a sleep and fatigue researcher at the Behaviour-Brain-Body Research Centre at the University of South Australia. Dr Matthews’ research interests in sleep and fatigue stem from a background in military.

Dr Matthews completed his PhD in Psychology at the Centre for Sleep Research, University of South Australia, as well as a BSc and BHSc with Honours in Psychology at the University of Adelaide. After being awarded the Tony Winefield PhD Prize for the best PhD thesis, Dr Matthews undertook simulation-based research at the Appleton Institute for Behavioural Science, Central Queensland University. This was followed by a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Sweden. During his time in Sweden, Dr Matthews was also integral in the development, validation and deployment of cutting edge sleep technologies.

Dr Matthews leads research programs focused on the interactions of the sleep and circadian systems, the effects of sleep loss and shift work and the ways people protect themselves against fatigue-related errors using scheduling and countermeasures.

You can check out this extract from Rays’ PhD thesis titled: Sleep, Wake and the Internal Body Clock: Homeostatic and Circadian Interactions on Performance or email him for any further questions!

Raymond.Matthews@unisa.edu.au

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S4P Radio, Sleep Science Audio Abstract 11: Sleep practices implemented by team sport coaches and sport science support staff

S4P Radio, Sleep Science Audio Abstract 11: Sleep practices implemented by team sport coaches and sport science support staff

June 4, 2019

S4P Radio, sleep science audio abstract review 11: Sleep practices implemented by team sport coaches and sport science support staff.

 

In our latest S4P audio abstract, we look at a new publication from the journal of science and medicine in sport titled “Sleep practices implemented by team sport coaches and sports science support staff: A potential avenue to improve athlete sleep?”. Written by Kathleen Miles, the aim of the study was to assess sleep hygiene knowledge of high-performance team sport coaches and sports science support staff, the sleep practices they implement with athletes; and the barriers to the more frequent use of these practices. You can access Kathleen’s paper at the link below, along with some important information from the Sleep Health Foundation, on good sleep habits and how to achieve them!

 

Sleep practices implemented by team sport coaches and sports science support staff: A potential avenue to improve athlete sleep? - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30685228

 

Good Sleep Habits - https://www.sleephealthfoundation.org.au/pdfs/Good-Sleep-Habits.pdf

 

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Miles KH, Clark B, Fowler PM, Miller J, Pumpa KL. Sleep practices implemented by team sport coaches and sports science support staff: A potential avenue to improve athlete sleep? J Sci Med Sport. 2019 Jan 19. pii: S1440-2440(18)31239-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2019.01.008. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30685228.

 

 

 

S4P Radio, Special Episode, Dr. Marc Bubbs - Peak: The New Science of Performance that is Revolutionizing Sports

S4P Radio, Special Episode, Dr. Marc Bubbs - Peak: The New Science of Performance that is Revolutionizing Sports

May 27, 2019

In this special episode of sleep4performance radio we are joined by our good friend Dr. Marc Bubbs. Dr. Marc Bubbs ND, MS(c), CISSN, CSCS is a Naturopathic Doctor, Speaker, Performance Nutrition Lead for Canada Basketball and former Strength Coach. Dr. Bubbs is the author of the new book Peak: The new science of performance that is revolutionizing sports - An integrated and personalized approach to athlete health, nutrition, recovery and mindset (released May 24th, 2019). Dr. Bubbs is a regular contributor to Breaking Muscle, and a nutrition advisory board member for Strong Magazine. He has been working with athletes, active people and clients striving to improve their health for almost two decades, using an evidence-based approach to nutrition, movement, and lifestyle modifications. Dr. Bubbs regularly presents at health, fitness and medical conferences across Canada, USA, UK and Europe and consults with professional sports teams in the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB.  

 

DrBubbs.com

Follow @DrBubbs - Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Amazon Book Link - https://www.amazon.com/Peak-Science-Athletic-Performance-Revolutionizing/dp/1603588094/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=peak+and+dr+bubbs&qid=1556839271&s=gateway&sr=8-1-spell

 

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S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 5: Fighting, Sleeping and Philosophy with Ciaran O’Regan

S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 5: Fighting, Sleeping and Philosophy with Ciaran O’Regan

May 15, 2019

Welcome to Season 3 Episode 5. This extended episode brings us Cork based Sport Scientist (B.Sc.) Ciaran O’Regan! Philosopher, fighter, psychologist, strength and conditioning coach—Ciaran is a man of many talents. Ciaran has competed in high-level athletics, rugby, boxing and kickboxing; his interests include Stoicism, Buddhism and Taoism. In this episode, we cover all the above along with our usual discussion around sleep and performance. As a coach at Sigma Nutrition, The King of Cork also spends his days studying through Mac-nutrition University and runs his own website Quarrelsome life. Follow Ciaran and check out some of his recent work at links below!

https://complementarytraining.net/the-mileage-fallacy-in-running/

http://www.quarrelsomelife.com/

https://sigmanutrition.com/

Instagram @ctquarrelsome @stigmanutrition

 

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S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 4: Exercise and its effects on sleep and mental illness with Oscar Lederman

S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 4: Exercise and its effects on sleep and mental illness with Oscar Lederman

April 16, 2019

Season 3, Episode 4 welcomes Oscar Lederman. What was initially meant to be one of our monthly Audio Abstracts, the information presented to us by Oscar was too good to pass up! Having recently completed his PhD at the University of NSW, Oscars thesis gives a great insight on how we can improve the physical and mental health of young people in the early stages of psychosis, namely through exercise and lifestyle interventions.

As an Exercise Physiologist at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Oscar gives a unique approach on how we can use exercise as a means to treat chronic health conditions, with his research focusing heavily on physical activity for mental illness. Along with his current commitments to work and research, Oscar also has previous experience in Physiotherapy and spent over four years as a Senior Surf Instructor with Let’s Go Surfing in Bondi Beach, Australia.

You can follow Oscar on Twitter @OscarLederman or check out some of his research at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Oscar_Lederman. Hope you enjoy the episode!

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S4P Radio, Sleep Science Audio Abstract 10: Weekend ‘catch-up sleep’ is a lie.

S4P Radio, Sleep Science Audio Abstract 10: Weekend ‘catch-up sleep’ is a lie.

April 3, 2019

After a short hiatus from Audio Abstracts we are back covering some new and interesting literature. In this episode of S4P we cover an article from the Washington Post titled “Weekend ‘catch-up sleep’ is a lie”. The article was written based on a paper called “Ad libitum Weekend Recovery Sleep Fails to Prevent Metabolic Dysregulation during a Repeating Pattern of Insufficient Sleep and Weekend Recovery Sleep” and looks at the effects of people who commonly increase their sleep duration on the weekend to recover from sleep loss incurred during the work week. You can access both at the links below!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2019/02/28/weekend-catch-up-sleep-is-lie/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.d32ceaf42ff0

https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(19)30098-3

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S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 3: Achieving Balance. Business, Study & Martial Arts with Lachlan Giles

S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 3: Achieving Balance. Business, Study & Martial Arts with Lachlan Giles

March 12, 2019

Season 3’s third instalment welcomes Lachlan Giles. With a PhD in physiotherapy and a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Lachlan is a world-renowned competitor appearing in international Jiu Jitsu competitions such as EBI, Polaris and ADCC. Famous amongst the Jiu Jitsu community, Lachlan also owns and operates Absolute MMA, a world class mixed martial arts school in Melbourne, Australia. In this episode we discuss how Lachlan achieves balance in life as a competitor and business owner, mixed in with study, research and travel.

Follow Lachlan on Instagram @Lachlan_giles, where you can check out his series of detailed instructional videos.

Also catch more from Lachlan and his school, Absolute MMA on their YouTube channel. Absolute MMA St Kilda – Melbourne

 

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S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 2: The History of Sleep with Prof Roger Ekirch

S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 2: The History of Sleep with Prof Roger Ekirch

February 12, 2019

In this episode I have the privilege of talking with the great Roger Ekirch. Roger was a great guest on the podcast, and it was a joy to talk to Roger about the history of sleep. We discuss the change in how we sleep since the industrial revolution and how we may not sleep so well sleep since the invention of electricity. I really enjoyed this conversation with Roger, I hope you do too. 

Please click on the link to listen to my podcast episode with Professor Roger Ekirch “The History of Sleep” Season 3, Episode 2 of Sleep4Performance radio.

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Contact or follow Roger

Roger Ekirch
Professor, Department of History
Virginia Tech
email:  arekirch@vt.edu
www.history.vt.edu/ekirch

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Ekirch

 

 

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