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SLEEP ON IT! PODCAST💡
Hosted by Dr. Naina Limbekar, MD MPH and Ying Ying, MPH


Don't sleep on your health! Join us in exploring the amazing ways our mind and body are connected.

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SEASON TWO COMING SOON

SEASON ONE

Episode 10: Gut-Brain Connection

 

In our season one finale episode, we will discuss the incredible way our gut and brain communicate with one another and how the trillions of microbes living in our gut impact our overall health. We literally are what we eat! We will share fascinating research being done on the gut-brain connection and relay it back to key lifestyle choices we make on the daily basis.

Sept 10, 2020

Episode 9: Debunking Common Misconceptions About Melatonin

 

In this episode, we will break down common myths about the popular sleep aid, melatonin! Have you ever wondered whether those melatonin gummies or diffusers work and whether you could become addicted to them? Why is it that melatonin seems to help some but may do nothing or adversely affect others? Did you know there is actually a clinical timely approach to using melatonin properly? We will address all of these as well as share exciting new research that continues to evolve around this naturally produced hormone that governs our circadian rhythm.

Aug 27, 2020

Episode 8: All About Napping: the Pros & the Cons

 

Ever wonder if naps are good for adults, not just for kids? This week, we break down both the sociology and physiology of napping, both the good and the bad, with our special recurring guest, Komal Keerthy! We will answer questions such as “what is the best way to approach a nap?” and “why do other countries outside the US have siestas?” Also, stay tuned for next week’s episode as we continue this discussion by diving further into myths about melatonin and other sleep aids.

Aug 20, 2020

Episode 7: Getting Rid of 6 Bad Habits by Rewiring Your Brain (aka Neuroplasticity!)

 

In this episode, we chat about the brain’s amazing ability to constantly change, both for the good and also for the bad. Utilizing this exciting concept of neuroplasticity and sharing our own experiences, we will discuss tips and ways to rewire our brain to help get rid of 6 common bad habits: procrastination, brain fog, hoarding, indecisiveness, mindless eating, and negative self-talk.

Aug 13, 2020

Episode 6: All-Nighters

 

With special guest and pre-med student, Komal Keerthy, we discuss the phenomenon of pulling “all-nighters” and the prevalence of this amongst youngsters and young professionals. Due to the growing stressors and binging culture perpetuated by procrastination, people are often forced to pull all-nighters to keep up with high demands of life. While highlighting the importance of sleep hygiene, we also discuss ways to prevent all-nighters, and how they can negatively impact memory and mental wellbeing. 

 

Listen in as we share our own experiences with all-nighters, while taking a trip down memory lane with a fun game of “Never Have I Ever”.

Aug 6, 2020

Episode 5: Expert Tips on Addressing Acute Lower Back Pain

 

In this continuation of Episode #4 on back pain, we will be chatting with our friend, Dr. Sharlene Su, who was Chief Resident at Stanford University in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and currently a Pain Medicine Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis. We answer common questions on what to do when experiencing acute lower back pain and share daily lifestyle interventions.

Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is purely a reflection of our points of view and not intended as a substitution to an evaluation from a health care provider. If experiencing severe, acute, or new onset back pain, please visit an emergency room or get evaluated by your doctor.

July 30, 2020

Episode 4: Curbing Chronic Back Pain

 

The change in our environment has caused a change in our body, especially in our lower back region, as a result of sitting for a longer period or being less mobile than we were used to. We will talk about what factors are contributing to the back pain and tips and techniques we can implement in our daily lives to experience less pain.

Edmund Jacobson’s Relaxation Technique: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/progressive-muscle-relaxation

 

Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is purely a reflection of our points of view and not intended as a substitution to an evaluation from a health care provider. If experiencing severe, acute, or new onset back pain, please visit an emergency room or get evaluated by your doctor.

July 7, 2020

Episode 3: Social Disparities in Healthcare

 

Through real personal stories and eye-opening accounts in our professional careers, this episode highlights the need for equality and equity in the healthcare setting and how implicit bias contributes to poorer health outcomes. We share mindful techniques that we can all employ in our daily lives to move the needle forward.

June 26, 2020

Episode 2: Getting "Unstuck"- A West to East Health Journey

 

Feel like you’re in a rut? Or feeling stuck? We will be sharing a personal journey about taking charge of your health by exploring an integrative way of finding balance and flow again. We will highlight how everything in our bodies are connected and sometimes the solutions are there when you look outside the box.

May 28, 2020

Circadian Rhythm | Why finding your optimal sleep time matters.

 

Centering around a patient story, we will dive deeper into how our sleep is regulated by circadian rhythm or the master clock of our body!

May 28, 2020

Episode 1: Sleep & Immunity

 

As it seems more challenging to have a daily routine in current times, creating a consistent and healthy sleep routine can have immense benefits on our health and improve our immunity. You will learn how to determine when you should initiate sleep and the optimal amount to sleep, as well as tips on how to cultivate the best night’s sleep for you.

May 21, 2020
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