What are Hal Elrod Author of the Miracle Morning Sleep Hacks?

Hal died at age 20. He was hit head on by a drunk driver at 70 mph, died for 6 minutes, suffered permanent brain damage, and was told he’d never walk again… Not only did Hal walk, he ran a 52-mile ultra-marathon, became a Hall of Fame business achiever, an international Keynote Speaker, and is the #1 Best-selling Author of what is being called One of the most life-changing books ever written: The Miracle Morning.

Hal was so kind to quickly interview with us in the midst of his busy life.

What time do you wake up at?

What is your usual sleep cycle?

I usually go to bed at 9:30 pm and wake up 3:30 am.

As an entrepreneur with a crazy schedule, how do you manage to get enough sleep at night?

I prefer and typically ensure that I get 6 hours, but when I’m not able to get 6, I apply a Bedtime Affirmation (available at http://TMMbook.com) to program my subconscious mind and body to optimize the sleep that I do get.

Do you have a ritual before going to bed?

My ritual before going to bed it pretty minimal. I simply fill up a full glass of water to drink first thing when I wake up, since I will have gone 6 hours without any hydration. Many entrepreneurs don’t realize that upon waking, most of us our mildly dehydrated simply because we’ve gone all night without any hydration. Unfortunately, starting your day with coffee (which is a diuretic) further dehydrates us. So, upon waking, I immediately down a full glass of water, like I was a college student at a keg party, then proceed to make a cup of Bulletproof coffee.

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How Brandon Epstein “The Zen Dude” sleeps better than you

1.What time do you wake up at?

I wake up between 7-10am.

2. As an entrepreneur with a crazy schedule, how do you manage to get enough sleep at night?

Sleep is my #1 priority. If I want to live in a flow state the next day, I know I need to find a way to get at least 7-8 hours. One way to ensure this is that I don’t take meetings in the morning.

3.What time do you go to bed at?

I go to bed between 11pm-2am.

4.Do you have a ritual before going to bed?

I usually hit that hot tea and do a minimum of 15 minutes of reading.

 

Brandon is the founder of Entrepreneur Fitness. He helps entrepreneurs improve their physical, mental and emotional health so they can fulfill their optimal potential in business and every other aspect of their lives. Check out EntrepreneurFitness.com. He also co-founded Zen Dude Fitness to solve a problem most people face: kicking ass at work while trying to get in the best shape possible ZenDudeFitness.com.

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How Lewis Howes from the School of Greatness Sleeps Better than You

Lewis is a Lifestyle Entrepreneur, sought-after business coach and host of the popular podcast The School of Greatness, which gets 850,000 downloads a month. He was recognized in 2013 by the White House as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30, and Details Magazine calls him one of 5 Internet Guru’s Who Can Make You Rich. Furthermore, his new book School of Greatness is New York Times best sellers.

Lewis is always on the go, but finds time to rest and pay it forward. He truly inspires GREATNESS. Check out the interview:

What time do you wake up at?

I shoot to be up by 7:30 in the morning, but if I’m traveling or had a super late night, I admit I sleep in sometimes.

As an entrepreneur with a crazy schedule, how do you manage to get enough sleep at night?

I have learned to be really intentional about my sleep. If I know I’m going to have a later night, I try to schedule my next day to start later. I also plan ahead when I’m making travel arrangements to keep that in mind also. I’m not perfect at it, but I know from my own experience that making time for quality sleep pays off.

Do you have a ritual before going to bed?

I ask the last person I talk to at night to tell me the 3 things they are most grateful for. I also try to do an 11-minute meditation, which helps me clear my mind.
I make an effort to be in bed by midnight or earlier. Again, it depends on where I’m at and what I have going on, but when I’m home and don’t have evening plans, I turn in early.

Can we get a picture of your bedroom?

Lewis Howes bedroom

(Lewis doesn’t have all those USA flags or letters on his wall anymore. =) Photo: Video interview of Lewis Howes LifeonFire with Nick Unsworth

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4 Ways to Improve Your Sleep with Fitness Expert Adam Gilbert

I Interviewed with Fitness Expert Adam Gilbert regarding sleep, its impact and what we can do to improve it. Adam is a nationally recognized health, fitness and motivational expert and is the Founder and Chief Body Tutor of MyBodyTutor, a company he created to help people stop making excuses when it comes to health and fitness, by providing daily and personal accountability like no other company in the world.

Adam shares 4 tips to improve your sleep:

1) Set an alarm clock at night. It’s a powerful reminder to get to bed.

Otherwise, we wind up spending countless hours watching TV / being online and we won’t get enough sleep. That causes us to hit the snooze button which causes us to start the day behind the ball. A good night of sleep starts with our bedtime.

2) Keep your alarm clock/phone across the room.

This way, you have to get out of bed to turn it off. This makes it harder to hit the snooze button.

3) Have a nighttime ritual.

It’s helpful to have a set routine every night. It’s a signal to ourselves that we’re winding down. It might include taking a warm shower, drinking some tea, reading, etc.

4) Write down everything on your mind before bed.

This is a part of my  nighttime ritual. A lot of people tell me they can’t get go to bed because their mind won’t shut off. It’s because they have so many things on their mind. By writing down everything it clears your head. Simple but so powerful.

Sleep, like our diet, impacts everything so it’s very important.
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