2: How To Sleep Better with Sleep Expert Deepa Kannan

Integrative Women's Health Podcast

Mar 19 2024 • 38 mins

Finding an hour for yourself each day can be tricky. Between managing clients, dealing with kids and aging parents, job changes, and life transitions, most of us aren’t prioritizing our sleep foundation. As practitioners, despite being equipped to support people through difficult situations, we are not immune to them. We’re human, and we have to be sensitive to ourselves and recognize when it’s time to tweak our self-care.

Today’s guest, Ayurvedic Practitioner, and author Deepa Kannan, found herself in such a situation as she dealt with the challenges of a difficult marriage and divorce, then later, a child with a health condition that left him vulnerable. Through the stress of it all, she went for years on terrible sleep and health issues. After being introduced to functional medicine, Deepa recognized that getting better sleep requires an individualized approach that addresses the whole person.


In this episode, Deepa discusses sleep optimization and her book, How to Sleep Better. She shares her sleep challenges and holistic approach to better sleep, which blends Eastern and Western wisdom, the impact of stress on sleep, the benefits of self-care practices like oil massage, the balance between cortisol and oxytocin, the pros and cons of different sleep positions, unique sleep issues faced by women during hormonal transitions, and more.


Enjoy the episode, and let's innovate and integrate together!




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