Show Notes

Episode 142: Getting ZZZZZs

A good night’s sleep is very important, but, unfortunately, it can be elusive. This week, Janine and Shannon discuss our efforts to get a good night’s sleep (including some solutions that have actually worked for us) and the benefit of letting go of perfectionism when trying to get a good night’s sleep.

Discussion topics include:

  • Spring flowers in Portland that are already blooming
  • The early birthday present that has helped Shannon sleep better: a weighted blanket
  • Temperature: The most elusive and important factor in our good night’s sleep
  • Janine’s more expensive sleep solution, a fancy new Sleep Number Smart Bed replace their 21-year-old mattress
  • The app Shannon uses to measure her sleep, AutoSleep (it’s attached to her Apple Watch)
  • How Shannon sleeps much better since changing her sleep goal from 8 hours to 7 hours
  • The value of creating an interim goal and then increasing it (for sleep or other things!)
  • How a new bed came make a big difference (no more waking up in pain!)
  • Other factors affecting sleep: light and noise
  • Shannon’s glamorous bedtime appearance
  • The smaller solutions you can try to improve your sleep on a budget
  • How a Kindle Paperwhite can contribute to good sleep
  • Janine’s favorite meditation apps that she goes to sleep to
  • Shannon’s “fake naps”
  • Progress over perfection when it comes to sleep


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