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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast we talk to Rebecca Boulton about poor sleep and it’s effects on cortisol and insulin levels. Rebecca is a registered Nutritional Therapist and founder of Simple and Clean Nutrition. She works with women struggling with hormonal imbalances supporting them to improve their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. She is registered with the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and a member of the Complementary Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

Today we address poor sleep in regards to men, women and children. We take a look beyond just how many hours of sleep we need and what time of night we should be sleeping. Rebecca talks about cortisol and insulin levels and how this pertains to adults sleeping patterns. We hope you have a great night’s sleep after listening to this one!


In this episode we discuss:

  • What happens when we sleep
  • Misconceptions about sleep
  • Do different people require different amounts of sleep?
  • Hours and range
  • Man vs women
  • circadian rhythm
  • Insulin, cortisol and adrenal fatigue
  • Shift work
  • Bedtime routines
  • Sleep apnea
  • Children’s sleep
  • Blue lights
  • Foods and nutrients that promote healthy sleep
  • Melatonin
  • Actionable tips to start with today


Links to things we mentioned:

Rebecca’s Website, Facebook Group

7 Day Hormone Balancing Meal Planner

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod


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