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S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 2: Open Water Swimming with Bec Johnson and Paul Blackbeard

S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 2: Open Water Swimming with Bec Johnson and Paul Blackbeard

February 12, 2020

S 4 E 2 - Open Water Swimming with Bec Johnson and Paul Blackbeard

In this episode of Sleep4Performance Radio, we welcome Bec Johnson and Paul Blackbeard. Returning as co-host for her second appearance on S4P Radio, Bec is the CEO and co-founder of the Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, in Stirling, a non-profit that connects, supports and inspires people living with type 1 diabetes. Diagnosed with type 1 in 2001, Bec believes there are no limits to life with diabetes, and is undertaking a solo crossing of the 19.7km Rottnest Channel, the Port to Pub 25km Ultra and a double crossing of the Rottnest Channel in February, March and April 2020. Her campaign, Life without Limits, aims to raise $85,000 for the Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre.   

With a range of board, senior management and strategic roles; Paul Blackbeard is Chairman of Echo Community Services, Owner of Argil International and Co-Founder of Zuberant Life. Additionally, Paul is a passionate swimmer who has achieved multiple records and been ranked number 1 in the world in 3 different water sports. In 2015, Paul was named as one of the 50 Greatest Watermen in Open Water Swimming History. In this episode, we cover all things Open Water Swimming including the Rottnest Channel Swim, training and motivation, diet and nutrition, strength and conditioning, recovery and more!

You can follow Bec on LinkedIn and Facebook.  You can follow her Life without Limits swim campaign here and donate here.

Follow Paul on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook

 

Recommendations and readings discussed throughout the episode:

Paul’s free application - https://apps.apple.com/au/app/wisdom-circle/id1296239401

BOHO beautiful yoga channel -  https://www.youtube.com/user/cexercize/featured

Swimming Strong eBook - https://www.formidablestrength.com.au/ebooks

Bowflex Machine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMVDhv-c5Mg

S4P Radio previous episode feat. Bec Johnson – Diet and Performance as an Endurance Athlete with Type 1 Diabetes

 

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

or our editor/producer at ricky.krstic@meliusconsulting.com.au

www.sleep4performance.com.au

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S4P Radio, Sleep Science Audio Abstract 13: A Critical Review of Consumer Wearables

S4P Radio, Sleep Science Audio Abstract 13: A Critical Review of Consumer Wearables

January 29, 2020

 

S4P Radio, Sleep Science Audio Abstract 13: A Critical Review of Consumer Wearables

In our first Audio Abstract for 2020, we review an article entitled “A Critical Review of Consumer Wearables, Mobile Applications, and Equipment for Providing Biofeedback, Monitoring Stress, and Sleep in Physically Active Populations” by Jonathon M. Peake, Graham Kerr and John P. Sullivan. The review summarises and evaluates the characteristics of a cross-section of technologies for health and sports performance according to what the technology is claimed to do, whether it has been validated and is reliable, and if it is suitable for general consumer use.

You can access the full paper at this link!

 

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

or our editor/producer at ricky.krstic@meliusconsulting.com.au

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S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 1: Circadian Rhythm and Light Therapy with Dr Myriam Juda

S4P Radio, Season 4, Episode 1: Circadian Rhythm and Light Therapy with Dr Myriam Juda

January 15, 2020

S 4 Ep 1 - Circadian Rhythm and Light Therapy with Dr Myriam Juda

Welcome back to Sleep4Performance Radio Season 4! For our first instalment of the new season, we welcome Dr Myriam Juda. Myriam is a Vancouver-based consultant and research psychologist at the Simon Frazer University, specialising in circadian rhythms. With expertise in the sleep-wake cycle, shiftwork and light, Myriam has worked with some of the world’s largest companies, including Volkswagen, Arcelor-Mittal, Siemens and Osram. Additionally, Myriam is founder and director of Circadian Light Therapy; a business providing expertise in circadian rhythms and light therapy in pursuit of optimal sleep, performance and health.

In this episode, we discuss the health effects of daylight savings, the effects of light exposure on mental health, performance and basic physiology, Myriam’s current work and much more. For more information, you can follow or get in contact with Myriam at the links below!

http://circadianlighttherapy.com/

Facebook – Circadian Light Therapy

Twitter - @myriam_juda

 

 

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

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S4P Radio, Special Episode - Fitness and Health with Jason Donaldson

S4P Radio, Special Episode - Fitness and Health with Jason Donaldson

December 18, 2019

Sleep4Performance Radio Special Episode – Fitness and Health with Jason Donaldson

For our final instalment of Sleep4Performance Radio in 2019, we welcome back Jason Donaldson. Jason is a highly experienced strength and conditioning coach with over a decade of experience. Having helped thousands of clients, Jason is dedicated to assisting people in rediscovering the enjoyment of health and fitness while aiming towards permanent results.

With multiple qualifications in Strength and Conditioning, CrossFit, Weightlifting, Endurance and Kettlebell training, Jason has coached people from all walks of life. Additionally, Jason works as Director of Training & Operations and Head Coach at Power Speed Endurance (PSE); a programming, coaching and educational platform for developing sports performance, fitness and health.

In this episode, we cover Jason’s work throughout 2019, keeping fit and healthy over the holiday period, and how we can kick off 2020 with a bang!

If you would like to get in touch or schedule a consult with Jason, you can contact him at https://powerspeedendurance.com/coaches/jason-donaldson/ or check out PSE’s twitter @PSEndurance. You can also listen to Jason’s previous podcast at this link!

 

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

or our editor/producer at ricky.krstic@meliusconsulting.com.au

www.sleep4performance.com.au

Twitter @sleep4perform

You can also listen to S4P Radio on YouTube and Spotify

 

 

S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 12: Sleep and Mental Health with Dr. Michael Grandner

S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 12: Sleep and Mental Health with Dr. Michael Grandner

December 11, 2019

S 3 Ep 12 – Sleep and Mental Health with Dr Michael Grandner

Dr. Grandner is the Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona (UA), Director of the Behavioural Sleep Medicine Clinic at the Banner-University Medical Centre, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the UA College of Medicine, with joint appointments in the Departments of Medicine, Psychology (UA College of Science), Nutritional Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences), and Clinical Translational Science. In addition, he is a faculty member of the Neuroscience and Physiological Sciences Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs. He is certified in Behavioural Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and is a Diplomate in Behavioural Sleep Medicine by the Board of Behavioural Sleep Medicine.

Having published over 150 articles and chapters on issues relating to sleep and health, Michael’s work has been cited over 2500 times. His research focuses on how sleep and sleep-related behaviours are related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, neurocognitive functioning, mental health and longevity. 

Check out some of Michael’s papers at the following links:

Employment insecurity and sleep disturbance: Evidence from 31 European countries

 

Mental health in elite athletes: International Olympic Committee consensus statement (2019)

 

Follow Michael on Twitter @michaelgrandner or go to http://www.michaelgrandner.com/about.html

 

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

or our editor/producer at ricky.krstic@meliusconsulting.com.au

www.sleep4performance.com.au

Twitter @sleep4perform

You can also listen to S4P Radio on YouTube and Spotify

S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 11: Dr David Cunnington, Sleep Physician

S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 11: Dr David Cunnington, Sleep Physician

November 13, 2019

S 3 Ep 11 – Dr David Cunnington, Sleep Physician

Dr David Cunnington is a specialist sleep physician delivering healthcare to individuals with complex sleep problems and promoting sleep health through education. He is the co-director of Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre, a multi-disciplinary sleep clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.

David undertook training in sleep medicine both in Australia and in Boston at Harvard Medical School. In addition to training in sleep medicine, David has international qualifications in behavioural sleep medicine, using non-drug treatments to manage sleep. David regularly appears in print, radio and TV media as an expert commentator on sleep.

In this episode, we discuss David’s inspirations, studies and international work, along with current research, new technologies and future advancements in the measurement of sleep. You can check out SleepHub, where David and his partner Kris provide information on all things sleep including; trending topics, tools and tips, the Sleep Talk Podcast and much more!

Follow David on Facebook and Instagram @drdavidcunnington and Twitter @davidcunnington, or go to his website https://drdavidcunnington.com.au/

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

or our editor/producer at ricky.krstic@meliusconsulting.com.au

www.sleep4performance.com.au

Twitter @sleep4perform

You can also listen to S4P Radio on YouTube and Spotify

S4P Radio, Sleep Science Audio Abstract 12: Sleep and Weight Cutting in Combat Sports Athletes

S4P Radio, Sleep Science Audio Abstract 12: Sleep and Weight Cutting in Combat Sports Athletes

November 5, 2019

S4P Radio, Sleep Science Audio Abstract 12: Sleep and Weight Cutting in Combat Sports Athletes

In our latest S4P Radio, Audio Abstract we review a new article published in the Journal of Exercise and Nutrition, entitled “The Effect of Water Loading for Acute Weight Loss Following Fluid Restriction on Sleep Quality and Quantity in Combat Sports Athletes”. Combat sport athletes commonly engage in established and novel acute weight-loss strategies to achieve weight division targets. The effect of such practices on sleep is unknown. Methods: Twenty-two combat sports athletes wore wrist actigraphy devices for nine nights during a training camp and completed questionnaires assessing daytime sleepiness, insomnia, sleep apnoea and chronotype. Athletes were assigned to a control (CG) or water loading group (WLG). Both followed a low residue diet for 96h, and restricted fluid for 24h before weigh-in. Prior to restriction, the CG consumed 40ml/kg and WLG consumed 100ml/kg fluid daily.

 

You can check out the full paper at this link!

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

or our editor/producer at ricky.krstic@meliusconsulting.com.au

www.sleep4performance.com.au

Twitter @sleep4perform

You can also listen to S4P Radio on YouTube and Spotify

S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 10: Nutrition and Shiftwork with Charlotte Gupta

S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 10: Nutrition and Shiftwork with Charlotte Gupta

October 15, 2019

Season 3 Ep 10 – Nutrition and Shiftwork with Charlotte Gupta

The latest episode of Sleep4Performance Radio welcomes Charlotte Gupta. Charlotte has recently submitted her PhD at the University of South Australia. Her research focuses on shiftwork, fatigue countermeasure, cognitive performance and meal timing. In this episode we discuss diet and nutrition around shift workers and how we can eat for performance while working shiftwork.

You can check out some of Charlotte's research at this link!

Follow Charlotte on Twitter @cc_gupta or contact her via the email below.

charlotte.gupta@unisa.edu.au

 

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

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S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 9: Athletes and Sleep with Dr. Meeta Singh

S4P Radio, Season 3, Episode 9: Athletes and Sleep with Dr. Meeta Singh

September 11, 2019

Season 3 Ep 9 - Athletes and Sleep with Dr. Meeta Singh

In our latest episode of Sleep4Performance Radio, we welcome Dr. Meeta Singh. Meeta is the Service chief of the sleep medicine, and section head and medical director at the Henry Ford sleep laboratory in Michigan. She did her training in psychiatry at the Mayo clinic and a sleep fellowship at the Henry Ford Hospital. She is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (under the American Board of Medical Specialties) as a psychiatrist and sleep medicine sub-specialist. She is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine the Sleep Research Society

Meeta has served as a consultant for multiple NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA teams. She has also worked with college sports teams. As part of this service, Meeta performs athletic sleep assessments with personalized prescriptions for better sleep. She also helps sports teams and athletes with their travel management with a focus on addressing sleep deprivation and jet lag and maximizing athletic performance. Her passion is lecturing and educating teams and athletes about the benefits of sleep on performance. She is also a speaker at national conferences aimed at educating physicians and business organisations about this subject.

 

Follow Dr. Meeta Singh on twitter @athletesleepmd1

You can also watch Meeta’s presentation on the importance of sleep for growing athletes from this year’s Michigan Amateur Hockey Association summer meeting at this link!

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

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You can also listen to S4P Radio on You Tube and Spotify

S4P Radio, Special Episode - Esports with Daniel Bonnar and Beau Melia

S4P Radio, Special Episode - Esports with Daniel Bonnar and Beau Melia

August 27, 2019

Sleep4Performance Radio special episode – Esports with Daniel Bonnar and Beau Melia

In this special episode we have our biggest cast to date, a 4-way conversation with Daniel Bonnar, Beau Melia, Dr. Ian Dunican and S4P editor/producer Ricky Krstic. Returning for his second appearance on S4P Radio, Daniel Bonnar is a clinical psychologist and Masters graduate of the insomnia research group at Flinders University, South Australia. He is currently working on his PhD entitled “Sleep and Performance in Esports” and collaborating with Esports researches from the Queensland University of Technology. Daniel is also undertaking performance-based work in collaboration with Beau Melia, Managing Director of Perth based Esports team, Ground Zero.

In this podcast we discuss all things Esports ranging from its current status, to the growth and potential future of Esports.

You can check out  Daniels previous podcast and S4P blog and find links to his publications here and here. You can also contact Daniel at dkbonnar@hotmail.com and LinkedIn.       

 

If you would like to know more about Ground Zero Gaming, go to their website https://groundzerogaming.com.au/ or contact/follow them on various social media platforms.

https://www.facebook.com/GroundZeroOCE/

Twitter and Instagram - @GroundZeroOCE

YouTube – Ground Zero Gaming

 

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

or our editor/producer at ricky.krstic@meliusconsulting.com.au

www.sleep4performance.com.au

Twitter @sleep4perform

You can also listen to S4P Radio on You Tube and Spotify