The Science of Better Sleep: Brain Hacks for Sleep and Anxiety

 The Science of Better Sleep: Brain Hacks for Sleep and Anxiety

A transcript for this episode is available online in blog form at Transcript: Andrew Hill Interview on Sleep and Biohacking.

Andrew Hill is a neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and biohacking educator. He holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCLA, and is a peak performance coach and EEG scientist with a practical emphasis of optimizing executive function and improving brain performance at any age though EEG biofeedback, or neurofeedback, and an advocate of understanding our brains through QEEG Brain Mapping. Join us as we explore tools for improving sleep, boosting brain performance, and busting anxiety. We discuss:

  • Training the brain with biofeedback
  • How neurofeedback can improve anxiety and sleep issues
  • Science of why sleep matters
  • Improve your sleep: Light, meal timing, meditation, and movement 
  • Is coffee good for you?
  • Practical tips to cope with jet lag

Guest Bio:
Andrew Hill is one of the top peak performance coaches in the country. He holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCLA’s Department of Psychology and continues to do research on attention and cognition. Research methodology includes EEG, QEEG, and ERP.  He has been practicing neurofeedback since 2003.

In addition to founding Peak Brain Institute, Hill is the host of the Head First Podcast with Dr. Hill and lectures at UCLA, teaching courses in psychology, neuroscience, and gerontology.

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1 Comment

  • Mark Lane
    I don't understand why, when your co-founder, Daniel Schmachtenberger, is an advocate for animal liberation and has been on a vegan diet since he was a child, you would promote the teachings on sleep of Dr Andrew Hill who says are vegan diet will kill you. He says here, "...the only brain diet that I don't think is all that well established in literature like I don't think there's any good reason to for a health reason, for brain health reason is vegan. I think you're going to kill yourself being vegan for your brain, it's really bad for you, for my opinion, unless you're extremely careful, but you're doing more harm to the environment by eating all the engineered foods, and they got your nutritional gaps probably if you're vegan anyways. I want to know why you're vegan if you're vegan aggressively because it doesn't make sense to me. And if you are vegan and you're hearing this and you're getting ready to send me hate mail, you're in nutritional deficit probably, unless you're very, very careful." Dr Hill is obviously uneducated on the healing benefits of a whole foods plant-based diet. This also goes directly against he teachings of Dr Gregor which you also promote in a podcast here.
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