Riley Jarvis, Improving Performance by Improving Sleep Quality – InnovaBuzz 519
Riley Jarvis, The Sleep Consultant
Our guest in this episode is Riley Jarvis, the Founder & CEO of TheSleepConsultant.com, an organization that helps CEOs, entrepreneurs, and high performers transform their sleep to significantly boost their productivity and energy levels. Riley started through his own health journey many years ago and discovered that sleep was the missing link that brought everything together.
After hacking his own biology by learning from top doctors in the field and furthering his own education on the subject, he has developed a state-of-the-art approach that aims to get to the root of the issue rather than putting a Band-Aid on symptoms, and he’s just getting started.
With a background in the finance industry, he’s seen first-hand what the consequences of sleep deprivation can do to the performance and well-being of any individual – being forced to work unnecessary overtime hours due to poor productivity, negatively impacted relationships, weight gain, burnout, anxiety, the list goes on.
In our conversation Riley talked to me about
- The importance of sleep to improve productivity and performance
- How everything in our body is interconnected and forms a finely tuned machine
- What we can do to improve our sleep quality
Listen to the podcast to find out more.
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Show Notes from this episode with Riley Jarvis, The Sleep Consultant
Key points and takeaways from this episode include:
- It’s a grand delusion that you have to hustle more and work harder in order to get ahead.
- If we prioritize our sleep, we can actually function better during the day and have better performance because we have improved mental acuity, emotional intelligence is improved and we just get way more done.
- Our body is a system – everything works together – diet, exercise, mind, nutrition and sleep.
- An hour of blue light (electronic screens) exposure before bed severely detracts from the quality of your sleep.
- Ideal sleeping room temperature is between 20-21 deg C (68-70 deg F).
- What you do in the morning impacts how you sleep at night. Opening your day with natural light is very impactful.
- Just before going to bed, brain-dump everything that comes to our mind. It will ease the load for our brain to take on when we go to sleep and may avoid us waking up in the middle of the night as our brain is working on some thoughts.
The Buzz – Our Innovation Round
Here are Riley’s answers to the questions of our innovation round. Listen to the conversation to get the full scoop.
- #1 thing to be more innovative – Prioritize the health of your mind, through getting good quality sleep and keeping hydrated.
- Best thing for new ideas – Mindmapping and journaling.
- Favourite tool for innovation – Google Sheets and Trello. Book Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz
- Keep project/client on track – Break it down into baby steps. Follow Atomic Habits by James Clear
- Differentiate – Make positive change by focusing on the internal and make that change a habit.
Baby step improvements – focus on improving 1% each day and focus on yourself first. Start journaling the 1% improvements each day and see what happens.
You can reach out and thank Riley through his website.
Riley suggested we have a conversation with mindset coach, Daniel Hill on a future InnovaBuzz Podcast episode.
Cool Things About Riley
- Riley is a hiking and snowboarding enthusiast.
- Riley also runs a biotechnology copywriting service.