Sleep. It can elude us, and even stress us out, yet we often don’t even allow ourselves to get the quality sleep we so desperately need. In fact, overall humans are the only mammals on Earth that are purposely sleep-deprived, to the point that we often forget what it even feels like to be well rested.
This episode is SO special, because I was honoured to have a chance to chat with Christine Hansen, a sleep expert to CEOs, Executives, Athletes 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 organisations 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, National Geographic, Reader’s Digest, 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 helps 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 programmes for her clients to transform their sleep forever.
I absolutely adore Christine’s well-rounded, holistic approach to sleep, and appreciate that she knows that so many factors relating to sleep will vary wildly depending on the individual and what they have going on in both their bodies and their lives.
This episode is peppered with an endless number of questions I had for Christine, and I easily could have chatted with her all day on this fascinating topic! Some of the areas we cover include:
- Going far deeper than basic lifestyle changes to massively improve your sleep
- How perfectionistic tendencies can negatively impact our sleep
- Handling sleep as a parent with young children or infants and some of the routines you can put into place that will help both you and your little one(s)
- Whether or not sleep trackers are a good idea
- The sleep app that will revolutionize how you travel and deal with jet lag
- Sleep “guilt” and feeling like you need to be a morning person, rather than figuring out your natural rhythms and working with them
- Best ways to nap, including a secret hack Christine uses with her clients to keep you from feeling groggy afterwards.
Make sure to tune in to start getting the sleep you deserve and desperately need to function at your highest level!
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This week’s challenge is to get up when your alarm goes off without hitting the snooze button. As tempting as it often is to try and give yourself a few extra moments in your cozy bed, it’s very disruptive sleep and can leave you feeling even more groggy.
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