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Tips for Better Sleep (and How Sleep Affects Women) | Dr. Chris Winter

Sleep can have a major impact on women’s health. Listen to sleep specialist Dr. Chris Winter share tips for better sleep and how women can address common sleep issues.


Ever wondered how to sleep better at night? If you aren’t getting enough sleep, you may feel stressed, disappointed, and even burnt out. Studies show that those who regularly lack sleep have an increased risk for chronic health issues like diabetes and heart disease, as well as difficulty experiencing optimal focus. But stressing over this fact can actually prevent you from sleeping even further!


In this episode, Dr. Chris Winter shares some of the common sleep issues and stressors that prevent sleep, as well as practical tips covered in his book to get better sleep. Georgie and Dr. Winter discuss menopause sleep issues, specific sleep solutions for women, and how to sleep better during menopause and postpartum.


Dr. Chris Winter is a sleep specialist and the owner of the Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine clinic. He helps professional athletes and sports organizations optimize sleep schedules, and hosts the popular medical podcast Sleep Unplugged.


Discussed in this episode:


  • Dispelling the worries over falling asleep and waking up

  • Menopause sleep problems and how to address them

  • Why do you wake up in the middle of the night, and is it normal?

  • The relationship between sleep and postpartum

  • The importance of rest — not just sleep

  • Understanding how sleep works in order to effectively treat insomnia

  • Does melatonin work?

  • The secret to great sleep for improved quality of life


“In today’s medical system, physicians let women down all the time. Sleep and menopause are maybe two of the biggest ways we do that.” - Dr. Chris Winter

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