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HSW 54: Sleep Deprivation and Weight Fluctuations with Dr Carmel Harrington
21, Feb, 2018
This week I’m off to speak at The Wellness Basecamp here in Brisbane, and I’m going to be talking about one of my all time favourite topics – that being sleep. As a result, I’m going to replay one of my most popular episodes this week, with sleep expert Dr Carmel Harrington on the relationship between lack of sleep and weight gain.
If you’re a shift worker, then no doubt you’ve experienced weight fluctuations, in conjunction with ongoing sleep deprivation at some point throughout your shift working career. In this special episode, Audra chats with internationally recognized sleep expert, Dr Carmel Harrington, on all things to do with sleep deprivation and weight fluctuations, and how the two are intricately connected.
Dr Harrington holds a PHD in Sleep Medicine from Sydney University, and regularly consults with companies and educational institutions both here and overseas. She is the Managing Director of Sleep for Health, a sleep clinic located in Sydney, and is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Her two books – ‘The Sleep Diet’ and ‘The Complete Guide to A Good Night’s Sleep’ are fabulous resources for anyone working irregular hours.
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Audra Starkey interviews experts on sleep, nutrition, weight management, stress relief and all topics relevant to shift work health. This fun, informative and engaging podcast will leave you feeling inspired to truly be a healthy shift worker.