S7 Ep4: Peak Sleep Performance for Athletes

With special guest: Dr Shane Creado

Dr Shane Creado is a double board-certified sleep medicine doctor and psychiatrist. He practices functional sleep medicine, integrative psychiatry, and sports psychiatry, putting all those skills together to uncover underlying factors that sabotage the patients, comprehensively treat them, and help them achieve their goals. He completed an undergraduate degree in physical therapy, went on to do an MD, graduating at the top of his class with Honours in every subject in medical school. He completed his psychiatric training at the University of Wisconsin where they awarded him the graduating resident award for academic achievement. He then went on to a fellowship in Sleep Medicine at the University of Wisconsin because of the huge overlap between sleep and psychiatric issues.

Shane and I discuss many things in this episode including

  • Background and education from New York, Kenya, New Zealand any many more places.
  • Culture, perspectives and celebration
  • Sports psychiatry
  • Mediation and Buddhism and the impact to sleep
  • Theories on meditation and the impact to insomnia and other sleep related problems
  • Carl Jung and the ability to day dream, integration of the shadow https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Jung
  • New research on sleep deprivation and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Microdosing, psychedelics, CBD and sleep
  • Dr Chris Letheby on the Philosophy of Psychedelics http://chrisletheby.com/
  • Aviation, Sleep and Medications
  • Sleep, mental health, and physical health
  • We go through the intent and specific components of his book “Peak Sleep Performance for Athletes”
  • Individual approach versus general crap on the internet
  • The prevalence of fake doctors and sleep coaches out there
  • The lack of balance with athletes
  • The overall approach to athletes
  • Specific challenges to sleep with athletes
  • The purpose of dreams

Books we mention

Contact Shane at shanecreado.com