#067 Dr. Ashley Mason on Drug-free Approaches for Treating Depression, Insomnia, and Overeating

FoundMyFitness

Sep 1 2021 • 1 hr 49 mins

Dr. Ashley Mason is a clinical psychologist and director of the Sleep, Eating, and Affect Laboratory at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF. Her research centers on nonpharmacological approaches for treating depression, insomnia, and overeating. In this episode, we discuss: 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:08:10 - Whole-body hyperthermia (WBH) and sauna use differ 00:17:06 - Depression causes thermoregulatory dysfunction – but sauna use may correct it 00:21:12 - WBH and sauna use may reduce symptoms of depression 00:33:22 - Heating the body slowly may improve heat tolerance and increase WBH effectiveness 00:39:35 - Sauna use may benefit people with depression and cardiovascular disease – which often coincide 00:40:18 - Dr. Mason and Rhonda are collaborating on new research on depression and WBH 00:44:19 - Sauna bathing and similar practices often provide opportunities for people to connect socially 00:53:12 - Common causes of insomnia 01:01:26 - Cognitive behavioral therapy, sleep hygiene, stimulus control, and sleep restriction for treating insomnia Looking for more?  Join over 300,000 people and get the latest distilled information on sleep, depression, and fasting straight to your inbox weekly: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/newsletter Become a FoundMyFitness premium member to get access to exclusive episodes, emails, live Q+A’s with Rhonda and more: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/crowdsponsor

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