S4P Radio, sleep science audio abstract review 2: Adverse childhood experiences are associated with adult sleep disorders: a systematic review.

October 9, 2018

In this week's sleep science audio abstract we take a look at the adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). ACE represents substantial threats to public health and affect about 58% of youth in the US. In addition to their acute effects such as injury and physical trauma, ACEs are associated with an increased risk of several negative health outcomes throughout the life course. Emerging evidence suggests sleep disorders may be one such outcome, but existing studies have not been systematically reviewed and summarized. This systematic review summarizes the evidence concerning the relationship between ACEs and sleep disorders and disturbances, with a focus on adult women.

Adverse childhood experiences are associated with adult sleep disorders: a systematic review https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4635027/

More information on ACE https://www.samhsa.gov/capt/practicing-effective-prevention/prevention-behavioral-health/adverse-childhood-experiences

Take the ACE questionairre here https://www.ncjfcj.org/sites/default/files/Finding%20Your%20ACE%20Score.pdf

iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au 

Twitter @sleep4perform

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S4P Science review, episode 1: The Effects of Sleep Extension on Sleep, Performance, Immunity and Physical Stress in Rugby Players 

October 1, 2018

Access the full paper here: The Effects of Sleep Extension on Sleep, Performance, Immunity and Physical Stress in Rugby Players https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4663/6/2/42/htm

Contact me 

Dr Ian C Dunican

iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au 

Twitter @sleep4perform 

And check out Dr Amy Bender on Twitter @sleep4sport

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S4P Radio Season 2, Episode 10 with Rob Wilson; The Art of Breath

September 26, 2018

Rob Wilson comes from a formal education in manual therapy with 15+ years of experience as both a practitioner and teacher. He resides in Virginia Beach, VA with his wife Thomi where they have owned and operated CrossFit Virginia Beach since 2006.In the past decade and a half Rob has had the good fortune to work with an enormous variety of athletes ranging from amatuer, nationally and internationally ranked athletes in everything from power lifting and sailboat racing, to individuals in the US Naval Special Warfare Program.

Rob truly enjoys working with the tactical communities of the U.S. Armed Forces.  Over the course of his career he has had the honor to help serve many active duty service members and veterans, through both his private human performance consultation work, and through groups like the Resiliency Project – which seek to further the resources available to military groups.


Prior to creating the Art of Breath series with Brian Mackenzie, where they work closely with Stanford Universities Neuroscience department, Rob was an original member of the world renowned MobilityWod staff under the direction of Dr. Kelly Starrett. Dr. Starrett and MobilityWOD was influential in Rob’s development as a professional in the human performance sector. Rob is a passionate teacher to the core. Throughout the course of his career as a manual therapist and coach one thing became abundantly clear; it’s better to teach a person to fish. Without education athletes are left to unknowingly repeat patterns of behavior that may not be pursuant to the actual desired outcome. That is to say the best remedy is often learning. Rob’s journey is about developing a deeper understanding of human performance to better serve those who wish to actualize their potential.

Follow Rob on Instgram @preparetoperform

Or contact Rob at Power Speed Endurance (PSE) to book into the Art of Breath or to arrange a consult https://powerspeedendurance.com

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If you would like to contact me:

Dr Ian C Dunican

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Twitter: @sleep4perform

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S4P Radio Season 2, Episode 9 with Dr John Iliff: Managing fatigue/shift-work in an Accident/Emergency Department

September 20, 2018
Dr John Iliff is an Emergency Medicine, Senior Registrar based in Perth, WA. An Irishman who was educated in Dublin he moved to Australia in 2012 to further his training in the field of Critical Care Medicine. Specifically seeking training in the field of Emergency Medicine. Whilst in Perth he has spent time in Intensive Care (Not as a patient), Anaesthesia and Paediatric Emergency Medicine, whilst maintaining his keen interest in Sports Medicine having previously been involved in SuperRugby as a Team Doctor. Having worked in Emergency Departments for many years John has become accustomed to working night shifts and understands the importance of good sleep hygiene and is a firm believer that with performance in the workplace is easily linked to sleep quality.

Follow John on Twitter @johnnyiliff 

Follow me @sleep4perform

iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au 

www.sleep4performance.com.au 

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BONUS EPISODE S4P Radio with Ven Dr Buddharakkhita …Sleep, Meditation and Buddhism

September 14, 2018

Ven Dr Buddharakkhita is Irish native, BSc & PhD from University College Dublin with a Diploma in Buddhism from ITBMU Myanmar.

He has enjoyed a successful engineering career in semiconductor chip fabrication. He has practiced meditation extensively in lay life since childhood. He first ordained in 2006 in the Theravada Forest Tradition with two decades of training with renowned meditation masters across a range of practices.
He has more than 30 years experience living, working and practicing meditation in Europe, US, Asia and Australia. His teaching has been well received.

Emai Buddharakkhita on : knowtheheart@gmail.com 

Knowing the heart talk on You Tube https://youtu.be/09SCzptegoE

Gratitude talk on You Tube  https://youtu.be/oIohofxuIZc 

Contact me at 

Dr Ian Dunican

iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au 

Twitter @sleep4perform

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S4P Radio Season 2, Episode 8 with Ian Prior, Captain of the Western Force Rugby Union team

September 13, 2018

Ian Prior is the Captain of the new revamped Western Force. Prior’s reliability and consistent play have been an invaluable asset for the Force. His quick-footed play makes him a major threat on the attacking end and alongside his golden boot Prior will be sure to continue to keep team’s honest throughout the season. Prior returned to the Western Force following a brief stint with Harlequins in the English Premiership. In this episode Ian speaks about managing sleep and recovery as a professional athlete and the importance he has placed on it in recent years.

Representative Honours include Australian U20s – 2010, Queensland Reds – 2010-2011, ACT Brumbies – 2012-2013, Western Force – 2014-Present and Perth Spirit – 2014-Present

Follow Ian on Twitter @ianprior90

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If you would like to contact me:

Dr Ian C Dunican

iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au

Twitter: @sleep4perform

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S4P Radio Season 2, Episode 7 with A/Prof Siobhan Banks; Shiftwork, diet and nutriton for performance

September 9, 2018

Associate Professor Siobhan Banks is Co-Director of the Behaviour-Brain-Body Research Centre at the University of South Australia.
Siobhan Banks received her Ph.D. from Flinders University of South Australia in 2004 and undertook a post-doctoral fellowship at the University Of Pennsylvania before joining the faculty in the School of Medicine as a Research Assistant Professor in 2006. In 2009 she returned to Australia with a Fellowship for Women in Science from the University of South Australia. Banks' current research sits at the nexus of biology (fatigue and circadian rhythms), behaviour (individual and team performance) and technology (human centre design). Her research focuses on the impact of sleep deprivation and shift work on psychological and physiological functioning and how countermeasures may be used to prevent the deleterious effects of disturbed sleep, in particular novel technologies, dietary interventions, napping and caffeine. She has expertise in the objective measurement of fatigue and with designing tools and protocols to investigate the biological and behavioural responses to sleep deprivation, irregular work hours and stress. Her research has been funded by a range of government and industry sources including NHMRC, NIH, The US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, NASA National Space and Biomedical Research Institute, Beyond Blue, SA Department of Health and Aging and DST-Group. She has received over $6M in research funding during her career, ranging from basic to applied research. This work has been cited over 4000 times (GoogleScholar). Banks is on the editorial board of the specialty journal SLEEP, has been awarded a South Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Award (2010) and the Sleep Research Society Young Investigator Award (2011) and she also serves on the Sleep Health Foundation Board of Directors.

Contact Siobhan
Email: Siobhan.Banks@unisa.edu.au
Twitter: @DrSiobhanBanks
LinkdedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/siobhan-banks-64419419/

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If you would like to contact me:
Dr Ian C Dunican
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Twitter: @sleep4perform

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S4P Radio Season 2, Episode 6 with Dr Melissa Ree Sleep and Mindfulness

September 1, 2018

Dr Melissa J Ree, Clinical Psychologist, BSc (Hons) MPsych (Clinical) PhD

Melissa’s main specialty is in the psychological management of adults with Insomnia and sleep difficulties. Melissa also works with many patients who are struggling with anxiety problems, low mood, and low self-esteem.

“Generally, my approach to psychological treatment is 'here and now' focussed, although past issues will be discussed when appropriate. I use evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).”

Melissa completed a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. with distinction at University of Western Australia in 2001. After her Ph.D. Melissa worked at the University of Oxford as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry. During this time, she worked on a treatment trial of Cognitive Therapy for Chronic Insomnia. Since returning to Perth Melissa has continued to be active in treatment, training, and research into psychological aspects of insomnia, anxiety, and depression and has published a number of papers on the subject and has written two treatment protocols for Insomnia. You can see her publications on Research Gate. Melissa works in both clinical and research roles at private psychiatric hospitals in Perth and has been in private practice since 2004.

In this episode we discuss;
• Introduction and background
• What is mindfulness? Is this just a waste of time? Is it a specific religion?
• What is the difference between mindfulness and meditation?
• Is this all related to stoic philosophy, Taoism and Buddhism?
• What are the benefits of meditation and mindfulness? During the day and for sleep?
• Do you recommend any western gurus to listen to?
• Are apps or downloads any good to help guide you? If so, which ones do you recommend?
• What is your favourite mindfulness/meditation book that you would recommend people read?
• What book are you currently reading?

Contact Melissa at
Sleep Matters https://www.sleepmattersperth.com

Jeffery & Ree Clinical Psychology https://www.jrpsych.com.au

Book links
• Johann Hari, Lost Connections https://thelostconnections.com
• Remains of the Day https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Remains_of_the_Day
• How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science, and Practical Wisdom Hardcover https://www.amazon.com/How-Live-Good-Life-Surprising/dp/1401948413

You can contact me at
Dr Ian C Dunican
Email: iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au
www.sleep4performance.com.au
Twitter @sleep4perform
Podcast: https://sleep4performanceradio.podbean.com
ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ian_C_Dunican
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-c-dunican-ph-d-mmineeng-mba-115b0a14/

 

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S4P Radio Season 2, Episode 5 with Dr Corey Peacock Sleep with Elite MMA athletes (UFC, Bellator and more)

August 17, 2018

In this episode I speak with Dr Corey Peacock PhD, CSCS, ACSM-CPT, CISSN.
Dr. Corey Peacock is currently serving as the Head Performance Coach and Sports Scientist at Peacock Performance Inc. In this role, he is responsible for providing strength & conditioning, physiological analysis, and injury prevention methodologies for some of the world’s ‘Elite’ Combat Athletes including Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson, Volkan Oezdemir, Michael Chandler Jr, and Chris Algieri to name a few. He fulfilled this same role previously with MMA’s The Blackzilians. Prior to MMA, Dr. Peacock spent his time as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at the collegiate level, where he focused his application on Football. As a former collegiate football player, Corey graduated from Kent State University with a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology. He works closely with many professionals from the NFL, NHL, MMA and NCAAF and is regarded as one of the top Performance Coaches and Sports Scientists in South Florida. Along with coaching, Dr. Peacock also serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Nova Southeastern University. As a researcher, he has contributed multiple peer-reviewed publications integrating the fields of exercise physiology, athletic performance, and supplementation. Dr. Peacock serves an Associate Editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. He is also a Performance Consultant for both The International Society of Sports Nutrition and The Advanced Coaching Academy.
In this episode we discuss:
• Current role and educational background?
• Athletes that you work with currently, MMA and other?
• Where did you grow up?
• What sport were you into as a kid?
• Why did you pursue a PhD?
• Do you get star struck working with such high-level athletes?
• How important is sleep in the athlete recovery process? And if so, do the fighters take it seriously?
• Do any of your athletes have sleep disorders and how do you help treat them?
• Do you use any technologies to measure sleep?
• Do you schedule training activities considering circadian biology?
• Do you try to phase advance fighters for the main card?
• What do you advocate for the week of a fight when they are weight cutting and have media obligations?
• What do you typically focus on in camp, strength, skill, aerobic or anaerobic conditioning?

Follow or contact Corey
Peacock Performance and Physiology https://peacockperformance.com
Instagram: drcpeacock
Twitter @DrCPeacock

Contact me at
Dr Ian Dunican
iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au
www.sleep4performance.com.au

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S4P Radio, Season 2, Episode 4 with Lama Surya Das on Tibetan Dream Yoga

August 2, 2018

S4P Radio, Season 2, Episode 4 with Lama Surya Das on Tibetan Dream Yoga

Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars. The Dalai Lama affectionately calls him “the American Lama”.  He has spent over forty-five years studying Zen, Vipassana, Yoga, and Tibetan Buddhism with many of the great old masters of Asia, among them, some of the Dalai Lama’s own teachers. He is an authorized lama in the Tibetan Buddhist order, a leading spokesperson for Buddhism and contemporary spirituality, a translator, poet, meditation master, chant master, and spiritual activist.  Lama Surya Das is the author of the international bestselling Awakening trilogy: Awakening the Buddha Within, Awakening to the Sacred andAwakening the Buddhist Heart, as well as his latest book, Make Me One with Everything: Buddhist Meditations To Awaken From The Illusion Of Separation and nine others.

 In 1991 he established the Dzogchen Foundation and Dzogchen Retreats (www.dzogchen.org). In 1993,with the Dalai Lama, he founded the Western Buddhist Teachers Network and regularly organizes its International Buddhist Teachers’ Conferences. Today Lama Surya Das teaches and lectures around the world, conducting dozens of meditation retreats and workshops each year andis a regular contributor at The Huffington Postand Elephant Journal. His podcast “Awakening Now” can be found on the Be Here Now Network and his blog, Ask the Lamaat askthelama.com. Lama Surya’s lecture and retreat schedule can be viewed on his website surya.org. You can follow Lama on Facebook (Lama Surya Das), Twitter (@LamaSuryaDas), and Instagram (lamasuryadasusa). Lama Surya Das resides in Lexington, Massachusetts.

In this awesome episode of Sleep4Performanc Radio, Surya Das and I discuss Tibetan Dream Yoga and much more, including;

  • The basics of Buddhism
  • Did the Buddha talk about sleep?
  • How does meditation help you relax and reduce stress?
  • Why and how meditation helps you sleep?
  • Why does meditation make me less sleepy?
  • The benefits of meditation retreats.
  • Dream yoga, how it works?
  • The benefits of dream yoga in our waking life
  • How can people support the Dzogchen centre?

Contact me at iandunican@sleep4performance.com.au or on Twitter @sleep4perform 

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