The Melanie Avalon Podcast Episode # 3 - Dr. Kirk Parsley
Kirk Parsley served as an Undersea Medical Officer at Naval Special Warfare Group One from June 2009 to January 2013. While there, he led the development and supervised the group’s first Sports Medicine Rehabilitation center. He is a former SEAL, and received his Medical Degree from Bethesda, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) in 2004. He interned in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Balboa Naval Hospital San Diego in 2005 and subsequently completed a Navy residency in Hyperbarics and Diving Medicine in 2006.
Doctor Parsley has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 2006 and served as Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine. In addition he is certified in hormonal modulation (Age-Management Medicine). After leaving the Navy he went into concierge medicine and consulting. He continues to consult for multiple corporations, and professional athletes/teams. Doctor Parsley lectures worldwide on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization and is currently completing a book on sleep and health optimization.
His philosophy for wellness is simple; in order to optimize our health and get the most out of our bodies and minds, we must live more closely to the way we evolved as a species. He believes that many diseases and disorders that we accept as “inevitable” in modern society are unnecessary complications of poor sleeping habits, living in a toxic environment, eating foods we were not designed to digest, and allowing stress to overwhelm us. His passion is to help his patients and clients achieve the highest quality of life possible, and realize their health, performance, and longevity goals.
Dr. Parsley spends as much of his spare time as possible his three beautiful children (Hayden, Cole, and Harper). He has been a competitive athlete his entire life, and enjoys nearly all outdoor activities and sports.
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3:15 - Dry Farm Wines: Use The Link DryFarmWines.com/melanieavalon To Get A Bottle For A Penny!
4:55 - Chilipad: Use this pad to perfectly regulate your sleep temperature! Get rid of shivers, night sweats, everything!! Melanie will NEVER stop using this one!!
5:40 - Dr. Kirk Parsley's History
11:30 - Dr. Parsley's Sleep History : Treating The Seals
24:40 - What Is Sleep?
27:20 - Is Sleep Reality?
29:40 - Can You Hack Yourself For Less Sleep?
31:30 - Do We All Need 8 Hours Of Sleep, Or Is It Intuitive?
34:00 - Sleep Debt
37:45 - Sleep Deprivation and Performance
45:35 - Are We Naturally Early Morning People?
57:50 - Do You Need To Sleep Straight Through The Night?
1:02:15 - How Sleep Works (Sleep Pressure And Clearing The Gunk!)
1:04:15 - ATP, Caffeine, & Sleep Cycles
1:10:30 - JOOVV: Use The Link Joovv.com/melanieavalon With The Code MelanieAvalon For A Free Gift From Joovv!
1:12:00 - How Do Common Pharmaceutical Sleep Aids And Antihistamines Work?
1:21:15 - All About Melatonin
1:28:15 - How Does Eating Affect Sleep?
1:36:10 - Melanie's Sleep Hygiene
Carex Day-Light Classic Plus Bright Light Therapy Lamp - 10,000 LUX - Sun Lamp Mood Light: This light is great for mimicking natural sunlight. It's the recommended 10,000 LUX, has different levels of brightness, and raises and tilts so you can get the light projected downward onto you, at a 30 degree angle. I cannot recommend it enough, especially if you work a desk job indoors!
1:38:00 - Coffee And Caffeine
1:41:30- Coffee Alternatives (Tea, Walking, Nicotine)
1:49:15 - Cold Showers
1:51:15 - Food Sense Guide: Get Melanie's App To Tackle Your Food Sensitivities! Food Sense Includes A Searchable Catalogue Of 300+ Foods, Revealing Their Amine, Histamine, Glutamate, Oxalate, Salicylate, Sulfite, And Thiol Status. Food Sense Also Includes Compound Overviews, Reactions To Look For, Lists Of Foods High And Low In Them, The Ability To Create Your Own Personal Lists, And More!
1:52:00 - CBD For Sleep
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1:81:00 - Joovv Red Light Therapy And Sauna Treatment
ANRRI Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses for UV Protection Anti Eyestrain Anti Glare Lens Lightweight Frame Eyeglasses Black Frame, Men/Women: Step 1 of Melanie's night glass sleep routine! They block 90% of blue light, without changing the color of the world around you in the process! You can put them on in the early evening, when you don't want things to look orange (or don't want to look like a biohacking oddity either).
Uvex Skyper Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses: Step 2 in Melanie's night glass sleep routine! These will honestly be the best (not even) $10 you could ever spend to enhance your sleep. Put them on a few hours before bed, especially when viewing electronics, and your sleep and life will thank you.
TrueDark™ Twilight Glasses: These are definitely more pricy than the Uvex, so I recommend starting with those, and then "upgrading" later if ya like. These glasses by Biohacked are specifically designed to block the entirety of all wavelengths which might stop melatonin production. You put them on and it's like.... I'm tired. I like to start my evening wind-down with the Uvex, and then transition to these Twilight glasses right before bed.
2:04:15 - Alcohol And Sleep
2:04:30 - Dry Farm Wines: Use The Link DryFarmWines.com/melanieavalon To Get A Bottle For A Penny!
2:04:55 - Should You Worry About Sleep If You Feel Like You're Sleeping Well?
Chilipad: Use this pad to perfectly regulate your sleep temperature! Get rid of shivers, night sweats, everything!! Melanie will NEVER stop using this one!!
EMF Canopy: EMF Protection from Radiation Sophisticated Box Canopy, EMF Shield Swiss Natural Cotton Comes with Free Under Bed Floor Protection. This made a MASSIVE difference in my sleep, and even more, how I feel upon awakening!
Howard Leight Women Earplugs: My favorite earplugs for ladies with small ears! Comfy and effective!
ZIMASILK 100% Natural Silk Sleep Mask: A super comfortable, silky, sleeping mask!
NICETOWN Truly Blackout Drapes for Living Room, Heavy-Duty Full Light Shading Curtain Set with Black Liner Backing: These curtains are amazing. I researched blackout curtains for soooo long, and am SO happy I found these! They block essentially 100% of the light, and are super thick and luxurious, like hotel curtain! They also have no toxic smell!
2:13:00 - The #1 Factor For Getting Good Sleep
2:20:50 -Meditation And Sleep
2:21:15- What To Do When You Can't Fall Back Asleep
2:27:05 - How Does Sleep Remedy Work?
2:35:20 - Dr. Kirk Parsley's Sleep Remedy: This is the ultimate sleep supplement!! It was developed by Dr. Kirk Parlsey after years of research and experimentation to naturally restore sleep to the sleep-deprived, insomniac Navy Seals. Rather than knocking you out with drugs, this simply provides the necessary neurotransmitters and nutrients in the perfect amounts to naturally support your body's sleep process. Use The Code MELANIEAVALON For 10% Off!!
2:35:35 - Instagram Giveaway: Follow @MelanieAvalon, follow @SleepRemedy, Comment Your Favorite Sleep Hack And Tag A Friend To Enter To Win A Bottle Of Sleep Remedy!
2:37:25 - Can Anyone Fix Their Sleep?
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