It is difficult to be a badass business person rocking it in the real world if you don’t get to sleep at night. And while my issues throughout the course of the night are caused by three small people who like to come and visit me, not everyone has the natural gift of being able to sleep anytime, anywhere. I can fall asleep at a moment’s notice when I don’t have people crawling on me, but I recognize that this may not be the case for everyone…
My guest today, Christine Hansen, is an expert at getting people to sleep. She is the founder of the business Sleep Like A Boss and she works with busy people and entrepreneurs to help them be able to achieve sleep, restoration, rebuilding — and all the things that happen when you finally get to that special place.
In this episode, Christine and I got totally real on some of the very specific things you need to do to actually get a good night’s sleep. We talk about how much you should be sleeping, whether you should — or should not — be using sleep apps, what you should be feeling in the morning to know you actually had a successful night’s sleep, and some of the important tests and assessments that Christine goes through in her own practice when working with clients to find out what the cause of their sleep dysfunctions may happen to be.
[:49] About today’s badass guest: Christine Hansen.
[2:25] Welcoming Christine to The Entrepology Podcast!
[2:58] Christine gives us some background on how she became an expert on sleep and her journey to becoming an entrepreneur.
[6:50] Where Christine starts with someone who’s tried everything in regards to improving their sleep.
[11:19] Patterns Christine has noticed in those with poor sleep through the use of the DUTCH Test.
[14:40] Why something as fundamental as sleep is disrupted for so many people.
[18:15] How to know if your sleep patterns are actually healthy.
[24:14] The effects of alcohol on sleep.
[27:39] How to take the right steps towards better sleep.
[31:53] Supplements and lifestyle changes Christine leverages to help patients with their sleep.
[34:18] Why gut health is imperative for good sleep.
[37:32] How Christine defines health.
[37:52] Visit my page @DrMeghanWalker on Instagram (and hit follow!) to engage with Entrepology Performance Labs!
[39:02] Christine’s key performance indicators.
[42:25] Where to follow-up with Christine and learn more about what she’s up to!
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More About Christine Hansen
Christine Hansen is a sleep expert to CEOs, Executives, successful entrepreneurs, and high achievers, who want to sleep but can’t. Christine is a #1 Amazon best-selling author for her book, Sleep Like A Boss — The Guide To Sleep For Busy Bosses, and award-winning entrepreneur of the Coup de Coeur Award of the Creative Young Entrepreneurs Luxembourg Awards. Christine is based in Luxembourg and fluent in English, German, French, and Luxembourgish.
She has helped CEOs in the biggest organizations and most influential experts in Europe including Deloitte and Accenture. Her expertise has been featured in numerous international publications, such as Forbes, The Independent, The Guardian, Business Insider, Reader’s Digest, Huffington Post, Elite Daily, Entrepreneur on Fire and many more. She is the creator of the “5 Step Sleep Like A Boss Process” focusing on sleep foundations, gut health, thyroid issues, nutrition and hormones that help people to fall and stay asleep without having to rely on sleeping pills.
As a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Spencer Institute Certified Sleep Science Coach and Nutritional Therapist, Christine combines emotional, lifestyle and biochemical stress management in bespoke programs for her clients.
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CALL TO ACTION
One of the best things you can do for repairing your body (otherwise known as anti-aging) is go-the-heck to sleep! So what I’m going to ask of you today is simple: make a note of going to sleep at a time that would allow you to get a full night’s rest with the proper amount of sleep you need for your body and mind to feel right. Then, challenge yourself to do this for a week, then a month, and so on. There’s nothing more simple than getting the right amount of sleep for your health! And remember to follow-up with us on The Entrepology Podcast Facebook page — because when you are accountable, you are helpable.
“Sleep is not one thing. … It’s one of the only things that is directly … impacted by our physiology, our hormones, our chemistry … and our psychology.” — Christine Hansen
“The only thing that sleep research can say for sure is that sleeping has an arrow going to everything in you — so it’s impacting everything in your body and … the way that we process psychological things.” — Christine Hansen
“You can not be objective about this stuff — even if you think that you need less than six hours of sleep.” — Christine Hansen
“It’s only if you really need more than nine and a half hours of sleep and you’re still tired that I would go to the sleep lab and see what is going on.” — Christine Hansen
“Stop stressing out about it; stop tracking your sleep. As long as you feel fine when you wake up in the morning, you are fine.” — Christine Hansen