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April 22, 2023

Women, Sleep & Hormones

with podcast guest

Dr. Leigha Saunders


Dr. Leigha Saunders is a naturopathic doctor obsessed with all things sleep. She is the creator of The Sleep Fix, the program that helps women uncover the real (often hormonal) reasons they’re not sleeping so they can fix it! Dr. Leigha maintains a private practice with a special interest in helping busy women gain energy, balance their moods, regulate hormones and sleep deep. Dr. Leigha is on a mission to help women chase their dreams, not exhaustion.

In this episode, we talk about why sleep is the foundation of health, how we can set ourselves up for the best sleep possible, the consequences of poor sleep, the relationship between sleep and our hormones, and so much more. If you’ve struggled with your sleep or you just want better sleep, this episode will be a game-changer for you!

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  • How becoming a mom transformed Leigha’s views on women’s sleep
  • Why so many of us have not developed good sleep habits
  • Causes and consequences of poor sleep
  • The fascinating results of a recent study on how poor sleep affects your appetite
  • Symptoms that show up after a night of poor sleep
  • How our overall health factors into our sleep quality
  • Why our sleep quality may change at each stage of the menstrual cycle
  • What’s behind the increased risk of sleep disturbances around midlife
  • What happens in our brain and body while we’re sleeping
  • How to know if you’re getting a good night’s sleep
  • Setting yourself up for getting good sleep
  • Leigha’s thoughts on sleep technology
  • The biggest step you can take to improve your sleep



Podcast Production Support: Amazing Gains

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