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Jan 30, 2020

This episode is designed to encourage you to take actions to improve your health, fitness and wellness by making changes to your lifestyle, so you can become more fit for life, and thereby move towards your new normal.

I tell you about:

  • One recently published scientific paper on sleep I think is worth knowing about
  • Four other recently published scientific papers on sleep you might find worth reading
  • Some books I’ve been reading and recommend for you
  • Some podcasts I’ve been listening to and recommend for you
  • How I went with the 4 challenges I made in the last New Normal in Action episode

I invite you to listen to the scientific evidence, experience-based information and real-life stories on this show so you might make choices in leading your life to help you live vibrantly, happily, purposefully, for a long time, disease-free, and above all with a low risk of ever being admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, the place in the hospital I work.

Perhaps you might consider a 28 day challenge (or even a 7 day one) yourself. Small steps are important. Incremental change, particularly around habits, can be very beneficial for your health and happiness.


Live well, feel well, do well.


Dr Andrew Davies




About the New Normal Project podcast: The podcast is aimed to inspire and empower you to live a life of optimal health, fitness and wellness, by hearing scientific evidence, experience-based information and real-life stories in the areas of the lifestyle pillars such as nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, sleep, connection and purpose. You’ll hopefully glean insights to help you to consider making choices about your daily habits so you become more healthy, fulfilled and conscious.

Although I’m a doctor this is not medical advice as I don’t know your personal circumstances or your health conditions. Please see this as general information for you to consider, and then to learn more about, so you can discuss it with your doctor.




Links to people and other resources (in order of mentioning)

Doctors For Nutrition seminar “The Heart of The Matter” featuring Dr Kim Williams

Dr Kim Williams

Movie “The Game Changers”

Movie “Eating You Alive”

Movie “What The Health”

Scientific paper on sleep duration healthy diet scores and meal patterns J Clin Sleep Med. 2020 Jan 15; 16(1):9-18. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.8112.

EpiHealth study

Scientific paper on sleep duration and hand guns Sleep Health. 2020 Jan 13. pii: S2352-7218(19)30259-1. doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2019.11.008.

Scientific paper on sleep health and depression Compr Psychiatry. 2019 Dec 5; 97:152151. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2019.152151.

Scientific paper on childhood obesity and sleep timing behaviour J Clin Sleep Med. 2020 Jan 15; 16(1):129-136. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.8080.

Scientific paper on "Sleep Is Essential" J Clin Sleep Med. 2020 Jan 15; 16(1):1-2. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.8156.

Book “Born To Run” (by Christopher McDougall)

Book “Let’s Do This” (by Andy Ramage)

Book “Feel Better in 5” (by Rangan Chaterjee)

Feel Better Live More Podcast

Rich Roll Podcast

Rich Roll Podcast with Rangan Chaterjee

Feel Better Live More podcast with Rich Roll

Rich Roll Podcast with Chadd Wright

Rich Roll Podcast with Kelly McGonigal

Rich Roll Podcast with Neal Barnard

Plant Proof podcast with Sean Ryan

Plant-Strong podcast

Book “How Not To Diet” (by Michael Greger)

Book “Blue Zones” (by Dan Buettner)

Phil Dobson


Links related to New Normal Project podcast resources

New Normal Project podcast (NNP #2) with Rich Roll & Julie Piatt

New Normal Project podcast (NNP #43) with Kim Williams

New Normal Project podcast (NNP #45) with Neal Barnard

New Normal Project podcast (NNP #46) with Andy Ramage

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