In this episode of The Private Practice Elevation podcast, we’re switching gears from talking about marketing and practice building to focusing on one thing that can impact your performance in just about everything you do: your sleep.
How would you rate the quality of your sleep?
Do you consider sleep an integral part of your physical health as well as your mental health?
I don’t know about you, but when I don’t get enough sleep (or enough quality sleep) it can throw off my entire day.
I’m less motivated and less productive, and my creativity and joy seem to falter.
Sleep is extremely important to me because I’ve seen the impact it can have on my daily life.
I’m also a very light sleeper so I have to go through a lot of measures to ensure an optimal sleeping environment.
So, as one who’s nerded out on ways to sleep better before, I’m super excited to talk about sleep on the podcast.
Today we’re speaking with Terry Cralle, MS, RN, a Registered Nurse based in Washington, DC, and an expert on sleep health.
Our conversation covers a ton of topics from how to get better sleep to the positive impact that great sleep can have on your quality of life and your clinical work as a therapist.
If you’d like to get better rest, listen up.
In This Episode, You’ll Learn:
- The suggested number of hours of sleep you should be getting each night
- The common misconceptions about sleep and how much you need
- How the lack of sleep can be tied to so many issues including physical, health, and mental
- Tons of tips for improving your sleep
- What to do when you wake up in the morning but don’t feel well rested
- Why having a nighttime routine is so important to a good night’s sleep and some of the things you should and should not be doing to help set you up for sleep success
- When you should reach out to a sleep expert to better understand why you’re not consistently getting a good night’s sleep
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About Terry Cralle, RN
Terry Cralle, MS, RN, is a Registered Nurse based in Washington, DC. She is certified in clinical sleep health and has co-authored two books on sleep; Snoozby and the Great Big Bedtime Battle (Rowe Publishing, 2015), the first nonfiction book directly messaging the benefits of sufficient sleep to young children and Sleeping Your Way to the Top (Sterling Publishing, 2016), the ultimate guide to success through sufficient sleep.
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