167- Get the Best Sleep of Your Life with Devin Burke

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

December 16, 2021

Wouldn't it be nice to have to time to lay down in bed and fall right asleep, and wake up completely rested every single morning?

That scenario sounds like a dream, but unfortunately most people do not experience sleep in this way. For some people sleep (or lack of) is a cause of stress. For others, sleep is an inconvenience and they will catch up on it when they are dead.

In this episode with Devin Burke, we discuss how to get the best sleep of your entire life.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • Types of distractions that compete against our sleep, including companies like Netflix
  • Ways to recover from a couple nights of poor sleep
  • How to get deeper sleep and reduce long term fatigue and brain fog
  • Different technological advances that can give us interesting sleep data


  • [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast
  • [3:30] How did Devin Burke become passionate about sleep studies
  • [5:00] Why is sleep so easily sacrificed
  • [7:45] Businesses are literally competing against sleep
  • [8:15] Will one bad night of sleep impact your health in a negative way, or can you recover pretty quickly
  • [10:00] What is sleep debt and can we repay that debt
  • [11:30] For people who constantly have bad nights of sleep, are always tired and groggy, how do you improve their sleep
  • [14:30] What does having a drink or 2 of alcohol at night do for your sleep quality
  • [16:30] Does the way you breathe impact your quality of sleep
  • [19:45] Can people with facial hair still use mouth taping or will it rip our hair out
  • [21:00] What is the ideal environment to be in for quality sleep
  • [24:00] How does light impact your sleep and do you need to block out all sources of light
  • [26:30] If you sleep at an incline, does that reduce circulation to your extremities
  • [28:00] Are the sleep systems that regulate body and sleep temperatures worth getting
  • [29:45] What pillows are good for head support and are there better options to use
  • [32:30] Are there optimal ways to wake up in the morning to minimize our drowsiness
  • [35:45] Do electronics and possible EMFs in the bedroom impact sleep or is this currently not a problem
  • [38:00] Is the data from sleep trackers such as Oura accurate and worth investing in
  • [40:15] Final thoughts from Devin Burke on how to get the best sleep of your life
  • [41:30] Devin Burke's vision of what healthy looks like

Resources From This Episode

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Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn More About Devin Burke

Devin Burke teaches how to get adequate restful sleep

Devin Burke teaches how to get adequate restful sleep

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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