Dr. Gina Poe: Use Sleep to Enhance Learning, Memory & Emotional State

A discussion between a podcast host and Gina Poe, PhD, who is a professor in the department of integrative biology & physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In their conversation, Dr. Poe’s research on the relationship between sleep and learning, memory, hormones, and emotions is discussed. She offers advice on how to improve the quality of sleep, increase deep sleep, rapid eye movement sleep, and growth hormone release, which is essential for overall health, immune function, and vitality. Dr. Poe also talks about the locus coeruleus, a specific brain area that plays a significant role in processing emotions, relieving trauma, and how to optimize its function. Additionally, she highlights the importance of sleep in opiate addiction recovery and provides tips on determining one’s optimal sleep timing and duration. The episode is filled with basic science information and free tools that can help enhance the quality and effectiveness of sleep for the sake of mental health, physical health, and performance.

Further information on Sleep:
Just One Thing – Sleep Well Ep 1 – Breathe

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