In this episode with Naked Talk with Jess, we are chatting with Dr Chase Banks, the owner of Finish First Injury Prevention in The Woodlands, Texas.
Dr Banks discusses the importance of sleep and gives us some good free tips/advice on how to improve our quality of sleep.
Referenced previous episodes which can be found here:
Sex and Sleep - How to get more of both
Men's Sexual Wellness with Dr Chase Banks from Finish First Injury Prevention
Links to products mentioned:
Somnia supplement - https://finish1.net/product/somnia/
Finish First Injury Prevention - https://finish1.net
Address: 26406 Oak Ridge Dr. Suite 101
Spring, TX 77380
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Hey, y'all welcome back to naked. Talk with Jess. This is another part of our men's health and sexual wellness series with Dr. Chase banks right here in Houston, Texas. And if you have not heard it already go back and listen to our first episode where we. Dr. Banks and get to learn about him and his practice. And we really dive into some things there. We also have a podcast episode on testosterone and some natural ways to boost that and free ways. So that's what we want to hear. Right. But today we're going to talk about sleep and some things that we can do to help that. So welcome Dr. Banks back to naked talk with. And all right, let's just dive right into that. So it's no surprise that sleep is something that, you know, really you either love or hate it, right. It can be an ambivalent relationship. So what are some things that you heard from clients or that you really see going on with sleep? And then also what are some free things we can do and just share a little bit aboutDr Banks:
that. What would the biggest problem that I see with most people's sleep is they always tell me the same thing. I just don't feel like I have the ability to shut my brain off. And, and some of that comes with is that, you know, their, their whole day is so packed that they, they don't give themselves much time to focus on. You know, just their overall mental state. They don't have the quiet time. They don't spend any time just basically working on themselves, whether it's, I see this a lot, especially with moms is that they rush and go and do for everyone else except for themselves. And at the end of the day, that's the only time that they have to basically kind of like Woosah. Put on a show, they might watch their phone. They might scroll through Facebook. Yeah. Anything like that to bring that threshold of stress. Now, the problem is, is doing those right before your body is intended to get in circadian rhythm for sleep. You're going to impair a lot of neuro-transmitters and so it makes it very hard to get the quality of sleep that you need. And you do that over time. And you build this just resistance to that threshold of, of sleepiness. And so, you know, you really need to start training that sleep no different than you do. Like I've talked about before, you know, your physical fitness, you need to have a sleep fitness and it needs to be done, especially if you're, you know, you're, you're married or you have a, in a relationship sleep needs to be done. In a lifestyle perspective, no different than your nutrition. If you're one person in the household is focusing on eating healthy and trying to do better about your gastrointestinal health and all these things, but then you have kids and a husband or vice versa, a wife that are just, they're not in it, you know, and they they're very hard-pressed to basically eat what they want and want things quick out of a bag or a can or what. It makes it very hard to be successful. And it's the same thing with sleep. If you're not working together with your spouse or significant other to say, okay, we're going to start shutting it down. We're going to have the kids in bed at this time. We're going to make sure that we are done with our screen time by this time. And then we either just sit and chat and we have lights out by this time. And if you can consistently do that, I know it feels like, okay, what's the, there's some monotony of that, but it's, it's true. We, as Americans do not have the ability as our parents and our grandparents did to have the world to shut off. We are so tied into technology and it controls every aspect of our life and it impacts so much of our. Our neurotransmitters that we need for sleep. And so if you can start creating a schedule around that so that you have that seven and a half or eight hour sleep, time window, not laying in bed time, sleep time. Cause it might take you 15 to 30 minutes to really just lie down, get yourself in rhythm and that kind of stuff. If you don't need any supplementation. But really try to not eat within three hours ago in bed. Okay. And I know it's hard for a lot of people, but if you can get in a routine of doing that, that will help tremendously try to not have a considerable amount of water within the last, you know, four hours of your day. Like for me, I, I work out quite a bit. I've got quite a bit of muscle, so I consume anywhere from a gallon and a half, sometimes two gallons of water a day. I try to not have much water at all past 5:00 PM. Cause I'm pretty much in bed by 9 30, 10. And so, you know, those are some things you can work at as far as that are really inexpensive and, you know, some things you can probably start trying now. Yeah.Jess:
And something to, I think it was my only my second episode when I started this podcast. I'm so passionate about sleep. And because I know the effects that it can have positive and negative. I had my sex and sleep episode. And so I share in there, you know, your bedroom. Should be for two things, sex and sleep. And so many, it's just the lifestyle of so many people to watch TV. You fall asleep watching it. And it really is. It, it really is something that, like you said, get, get your morning routine. What do you do? You know, you had to be out the door by certain times that you work backwards. When you want to be asleep, you've got to work backwards. If you, if you want to have that time in, maybe don't do it in your room. Watching TV, don't do it in the room or start earlier, or you're going to have to give somewhere. So it is, it's just something that like, anything else work together as a family. And Hey, listen, if it's something that you're like, well, this and that start with yourself. You be. You said that. So one thing too, I know that my husband is your client as well, and really helped him. And if you hadn't heard the first episode go back and Dr. Banks goes into more detail about this, but you have something called Somnia. And what I loved is that it's not habit for me and it's not meant for long-term use. So can you share quickly about that? Because it has really worked wonders with my husband, so I know firsthand how that works.Dr Banks:
So sleep by far is the number one health deterrent I see in our office. And it's usually the, if you're not getting good quality sleep, we see that there's more caffeine intake the next day. And more caffeine to intake throughout the day leads to a lack of optimal. You know, just adrenal, adrenal sufficiency. It, it leads to you having to use sometimes something to slow you down at the end. And sometimes that's alcohol. And so it just leads to a lot of very poor decisions. Sometimes people turn to food to basically get their bodies set into rest and digest mode. So the point is, is I always, you know, I've helped a lot of companies, nutritionally nutritional supplement companies develop profiles and formulas that they've used for whether it's sports performance or just overall wellness. When the time came for me to have the ability to make our, my own product with integrity, I made this line specifically for things that I wanted, that I felt like the industry was missing. And a lot of that comes to therapeutic dosing. And I've been in the supplement industry for a really long time, longer than I was. I've been a doctor, but yeah. The point was, was that most nutritional supplement companies out there that sell over the counter. That aren't what I would consider professional grade. It's a lot of hoopla, a lot of marketing and very minimal amount of what I consider effective therapeutic dose. And what I mean by that is that you have to take certain. Specific raw materials of ingredients in products to get the effectiveness that it's being marketed towards. Because if you dig into the literature and you see what it was actually tested to show the reason for the marketing you will find that, wow, it's like CLA you pick it up for fat loss and that's what it's marketed towards. And there's three capsules or gel capsules of a thousand milligrams at your, at your, at your daily dose. Well, you have to get the 3.6 grams, which is 3,600 milligrams to get an effect. Thermogenic effect for fat loss. So why would you take only three and waste your money? Right. Because guess what they found out is that the consumer, when you start getting into four and five and six pills, they're not as compliant. Right? So going back to the product that I designed was basically a blend of things that help set the stage for getting sleeplessness. They're sleeping. So as your body is getting sleepy, your body is emitting certain neurotransmitters. Of course, everybody knows about melatonin, but realize that people don't understand is like the dopamine serotonin relationship. And so we have specific enzymatic pathways in the brain, the COMT cycle. Cool. And it has to do with how our body accepts and breaks down these neurotransmitters once they get to these areas of the brain. And so we want to basically open up those dopamine receptors for the amount of dopamine you're producing. So that we can put you into deep Delta wave sleep. And that's the whole point behind Somnia is that it does that very specifically with, I have a specific form amount of magnesium specific form of B6. It'll tarring. I have our CBD that we actually use. It's a water-soluble nationalize CBD. It's a full spectrum. In a specific form of Gabba and fossil turtle, Syria. And all these things are doing is basically reducing the you'll feel the effects of kind of like a relaxation, but it won't be a, like a groggy, inebriation effect like that. Yeah. But I tell people with this, this is something you use two days on a day off, two days on two days off. And as you get into a better consistent rhythm of sleep, then you start taking only one, every two or three days. Like now if I have something that comes up and I'm just like today, I took it last night. Cause I knew I needed to sleep very well. It'd be prime for this today. And with my patients, I took last night, I might not take it again until Thursday or Friday. But the point is, is that you, you can use it as needed once you get into that actual sleep cycle, that's what you would feel this more beneficial. And then you know, just use it, you know, every once in a while from that point on. So but I, it is dose based upon weight. So four capsules is the, what I would consider the max dose. But most people I'd say women do really well on one to two, most men, two to three, like I weigh 220 pounds. I just take three. Yeah.Jess:
And like you said, going back to yes. Take that, but you're also making those other changes right in your life. That we've talked about in the episode before this about testosterone and then earlier here, and that's the key, and I think in another episode, maybe we can break down, you know, not all supplements are created equal. I think it goes back to just like your food. You start, you know, catching it. They're very good at marketing. Right. And you see that and you're not reading the label or knowing that. So just, just a quick example, like something that's, gluten-free, doesn't equal healthy. So I think it's the same in our supplements. So I think it's important, like you said, to make sure it's a Putin grade and from a source that you trust. So, okay. Well, let us know. How can, how can the listeners reach you? I think especially if you're out there and you're hearing something, whether it's you or a friend or a spouse or a partner, and you're like, Hey, you know, yes, so-and-so can't sleep or that's me. I want to learn more. How can they reach you doctor?Dr Banks:
So there's, you can go onto the website and WW dot finished and the numeral one.net that's finished one.net or call our office at (832) 813-8451. And Melanie, our office manager, she's our queen base. She can help you with any questions that you have and get you scheduled. All right.Jess:
Well, thank you so much. And we are going to continue our men's health and sexual wellness with sex. We're just going to go right into it. So that's our next episode, be sure you listen to the first episode where we introduced Dr. Chase banks and our testosterone, and we will talk to you soon.