Optimising Your Sleep With Lee Bougie

In this episode of The Debra Shepherd Podcast, I talk to Lee Bougie about stress and optimising your sleep.

Lee Bougie, MSC RHN (Master Of Science, Registered Holistic Nutritionist) is a researcher, science teacher, speaker, and holistic nutritionist. Lee teaches at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and runs workshops on various wellness topics.

Lee is a writer for Contentment Magazine, and does media appearances focusing on Sleep, Stress and our Circadian Rhythm. Lee’s biggest passion in life is learning and then teaching others how to live a balanced life. Lee is a Certified Stress Mastery Educator and is a Diplomate of the American Institute of Stress.

Lee builds hotrods with her father, is happiest on the water in her kayak and loves to curl up at home with a book and her cat, Rosie (named after the scientist Rosalind Franklin).

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  • [3:55] Hormones and the impact stress has on sleep.
  • [5:57] The link between our immune system and sleep.
  • [9:09] Sleep quality and how many hours of sleep your body needs.
  • [11:39] Social jet lag and why having a sleep schedule is important.
  • [14:16] How sleep affects creativity and productivity.
  • [16:16] How hunger and appetite can be determined by sleep.
  • [17:50] Tips to reduce stress and to help us sleep better.
  • [24:40] Foods and home remedies that can support sleep.
  • [31:45] The impact coffee and alcohol have on sleep.

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