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Jul 15, 2020

We have none other than Dhru Purohit from the Broken Brain Podcast for our inaugural episode! Deepa and Dhru sit down to discuss how worrying impacts sleep. Worry can be a major cause of insomnia, both impacting sleep onset as well as being severe if someone wakes up in the middle of the night and can prevent falling back asleep. What does worry look like for different people?

Dhru is the host of the Broken Brain Podcast, a top 20 health podcast with over 10 million downloads, that teaches listeners how to improve their brain performance and mental health through their diet, lifestyle and everyday biohacking. As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Pharmacy and the UltraWellness Centre, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

In this episode, Dhru and Deepa talk about how worry and poor sleep definitely share a bidirectional axis. Worrying impacts sleep, and poor sleep can cause more worrying. Sleep disruption is present in nearly all anxiety. Those with sleep disruption have higher risk of anxiety and worrying. If this is such a vicious cycle, where can people begin? They also talk about soft and gentle things people can do that are immensely powerful.

In this episode, we dive into: 

  • Dhru’s origin story and how Broken Brain happened.
  • Worry can be a major cause of insomnia, both impacting sleep onset as well as being severe if someone wakes up in the middle of the night and can prevent falling back asleep. What does worry look like for different people?
  • Worry and poor sleep definitely share a bidirectional axis. Worrying impacts sleep, and poor sleep can cause more worrying. Sleep disruption is present in nearly all anxiety. Those with sleep disruption have higher risk of anxiety and worrying. If this is such a vicious cycle, where can you begin?
  • What do you feel are the roots of chronic worry?
  • Many times, gentle and soft approaches to worrying and stress are under appreciated and under utilised. Are soft and gentle things people can do that are immensely powerful?
  • What is a daily routine of someone who wants to get beyond worrying? How would that look like? What should be prioritised and what should you let go of in order to move past it?
  • Do food and lifestyle play a role as triggers in why someone might be prone to worrying?
  • How is Dhru’s sleep and what are the personal recommendations for better sleep?

For more on Dhru Purohit, you can follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit and on Facebook as Dhru Purohit, and through his website dhrupurohit.com and you can listen to his podcast, Broken Brain at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/broken-brain-with-dhru-purohit/id1381257272

-For more on Deepa, The Sleep Whisperer, be sure to follow her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mysleepwhisperer/  and https://www.instagram.com/phytothrive_yogini/ and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/sleepwhisperer and you can also mail Deepa at deepa@phytothrive.com or find her at www.phytothrive.com and www.sleepwhisperer.pro