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Do You Want to Improve as a Runner? It’s Simple, Sleep More- Dr. James Maas
Nov 18th, 2015 by runnersconnect at 12:01 am

Today we’re talking to the inventor of the phrase “power nap.” You’re going to learn so much in this interview, and it’s going to change the way you look at sleep forever. It turns out that counting sheep isn’t as effective as we thought, so we get the low down from an expert.

Are you ready for one of the most impressive bios you’ve ever heard? Our guest today is Dr. James Maas. He’s an internationally recognized authority in sleep and performance, he conducts research on both, as well as in leadership and critical thinking. He was also a professor at Cornell University for 48 years, and won multiple awards while doing so.

He’s one of the world’s most sought after corporate, medical and professional athletic team speakers, and frequently appears on national television shows such as: the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CNN and Oprah. He’s produced 9 national award-winning TV specials, and wrote a New York Times best-selling book called “Sleep for Success.”

Today’s topics include:

      How to determine if you’re getting enough sleep using a five question survey

      Just how damaging sleep deprivation can be

      The four golden rules of sleep

      Dr. Maas’ top picks for in home sleep trackers

      How and why he developed an interest in athletes and runners

      The best strategies to shut your mind off, so you can finally get the rest you need

Dr. Maas had some awesome stories about runners he’s worked with, discusses the importance of good pillows, as well as that of stretching. He also has a couple of other pretty cool sleep products he highly recommends. We’ve got some shocking discoveries in store for you today. So buckle up, sit tight and enjoy.

“Sleep deprivation permanently fries the neurons in charge of thought processes.” – Dr. James Maas

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