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Get comfortable, let go of the cares of the day and take a sonic journey with Dr Michael Mosley. In this new sound-filled podcast series, designed to help you drift off, each episode focuses on a scientifically-proven sleep technique and takes a deep dive through some incredible sleep-related bodily mechanisms. With sleep - because one size doesn’t fit all - you can benefit by listening more to your body and letting go of expectations. We invite you to meet a whole cast of biological characters that work together to pave the way to sleep. Guest: Professor Nicole Tang, Director of the Sleep and Pain Lab at the University of Warwick. Producer and Sound Designer: Richard Ward Assistant Producer: Gulnar Mimaroglu Editor: Zoe Heron A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4.
Get comfortable, let go of the cares of the day and take a sonic journey with Dr Michael Mosley. In this new sound-filled podcast series, designed to help you drift off, each episode focuses on a scientifically-proven sleep technique and takes a deep dive through some incredible sleep-related bodily mechanisms. Discover a simple hack for the temperature-related, sleep-preparing systems of the body. Plus dilating blood-vessels, shapeshifting and taking a hot bath. Guest: Anna Wirz-Justice, Emeritus Professor at the Centre for Chronobiology at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Producer and Sound Design: Richard Ward Assistant Producer: Gulnar Mimaroglu Editor: Zoe Heron A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4.
Get comfortable, let go of the cares of the day and take a sonic journey with Dr Michael Mosley. In this new sound-filled podcast series, designed to help you drift off, each episode focuses on a scientifically-proven sleep technique and takes a deep dive through some incredible sleep-related bodily mechanisms. There are some simple yet powerful steps you can follow to form new and positive connections around bedtime habits, your bed, and sleep itself. And encounter a chemical that’s in every cell in the body and which makes us drowsy. Guest: Dr Colleen Carney, Director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory at Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada. Producer and Sound Design: Richard Ward Assistant Producer: Gulnar Mimaroglu Editor: Zoe Heron A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4.
Get comfortable, let go of the cares of the day and take a sonic journey with Dr Michael Mosley. In this new sound-filled podcast series, designed to help you drift off, each episode focuses on a scientifically-proven sleep technique and takes a deep dive through some incredible sleep-related bodily mechanisms. The light of the morning can be a powerful ally when it comes to the evening and falling asleep. Also: special eye sensors that have nothing to do with vision, a master timekeeper in the brain that’s smaller than a grain of rice, and the hormone of night. Guest: Dr Christine Blume, psychologist and sleep researcher at the Centre for Chronobiology in Basel, Switzerland. Producer and Sound Design: Richard Ward Assistant Producer: Gulnar Mimaroglu Editor: Zoe Heron A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4.
Get comfortable, let go of the cares of the day and take a sonic journey with Dr Michael Mosley. In this new sound-filled podcast series, designed to help you drift off, each episode focuses on a scientifically-proven sleep technique and takes a deep dive through some incredible sleep-related bodily mechanisms. It’s something that the great teachers of meditation and yoga have known about and used for millennia, but science has only really just caught up with: slowing the breath. Via a tiny cluster of cells in the brain, this simple act can send you into a more relaxing, peaceful state and towards sleep. Guest: Ian Roberston, Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Trinity College, Dublin. Producer, sound design and mixing: Richard Ward Assistant Producer: Gulnar Mimaroglu Editor: Zoe Heron Specially composed music by Richard Atkinson (Mcasso) A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4.
Dr Michael Mosley introduces his new sound-filled series, designed to help you drift off.
Take a Break

Take a Break

2022-06-2213:573

In this episode, Michael reveals why adding regular breaks to your day can benefit your body, your mind and even your productivity. What’s more, if you allow your mind to wander freely during your breaks - no social media! - the benefits are even greater. Michael speaks to cognitive neuroscientist Professor Moshe Bar from Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv to find out exactly what goes on in our brains when we allow our minds to wander, and why it could be a good thing for mood, problem solving and creativity.
An Apple a Day

An Apple a Day

2022-06-1516:554

In this episode, Michael delves into the surprising research on the humble apple, revealing how it can help your heart, gut, and brain. He speaks to Dr Catherine Bondonno from Edith Cowan University in Australia to find out how and why simply eating more apples could reduce risk of dying early by up to 35%! They discuss what apples can do to our gut bacteria and blood vessels to keep them healthy. Meanwhile, our volunteer Lee overcomes sensory challenges, finding different ways of adding apples to his diet.
Read

Read

2022-06-0816:526

In this episode, Michael enters the world of creative fiction to discover how simply reading a story for half an hour a day can bring big benefits to your body and brain - from reducing stress and helping stave off depression, to strengthening your social skills and even helping you live longer! With the help of Professor Raymond Mar from York University in Toronto, Canada, Michael discovers why reading for pleasure could have such a significant impact on overall health and longevity, and delves into research revealing the unique benefits of reading narrative fiction.
Meditate

Meditate

2022-06-0116:415

In this episode, Michael uncovers the secret of mindfulness - how just a short mindful meditation a day can enhance your mood, your immune system and your brain. Our willing volunteer Peter has a go at ten days of daily mindfulness practice, and Dr Sara Lazar from Harvard University expertly guides Michael through the mechanisms by which meditation can train your attention, improve working memory, and even rewire your response to physical pain.
Enjoy Oily Fish

Enjoy Oily Fish

2022-05-2516:545

In this episode, Michael speaks to nutritional neuroscientist Dr Simon Dyall from the University of Roehampton to get to the bottom of the many benefits behind oily fish and Omega-3s. He finds out how consuming Omega-3 could affect your mood, your brain and even your walking speed! They discuss the different types of oily fish, other sources of Omega-3 fatty acids, revealing why these fatty acids are so important.
Drink Coffee

Drink Coffee

2022-05-1816:519

Coffee drinkers rejoice! Did you know that a simple cup of coffee can improve your mood, boost your workout and even stimulate your brown fat, helping you burn calories? In this episode, Michael Mosley finds out all the benefits of our beloved bean - with research suggesting that it could help your brain and heart. What’s more, if you time it right, a simple cup of coffee could help you get more out of your workout and could even change the way you break down fat. Michael speaks to Professor James Betts at the University of Bath to find out how much coffee is the best dose, and what to bear in mind when having a cup.
Dance

Dance

2022-05-1116:452

In this episode, Michael gets out his dancing shoes & shines some light on the many benefits of dancing, revealing that dancing has been shown to be BETTER than traditional fitness exercises for improving your muscles, your balance and even the size of your brain. He speaks to professional-ballet-dancer-turned-neuroscientist Dr Julia F Christensen at the Max Planck Institute in Frankfurt, to find out how dancing can improve our balance and coordination, and trigger new connections in our brain, while our volunteer Lorne has a go at adding some disco dancing to her everyday routine.
Take a Nap

Take a Nap

2022-05-0417:063

Michael reveals how getting some shut-eye during the day could boost your memory and your heart health - and even help your productivity! Research reveals that a simple daily nap could slash your risk of heart attack by half, and have a noticeable impact on your brain, by helping improve your emotional control and boosting memory. In this episode, our volunteer Caroline catches some Zzzs in between work meetings, while nap expert Dr Sara Mednick delves into the different stages of sleep, telling Michael when to nap, and for how long, for the greatest benefit.
Eccentric Exercise

Eccentric Exercise

2022-04-2717:064

In this episode, Michael reveals how the part of your workout that often feels easier - running downhill after a brutal run up to the peak, or lowering down weights rather than lifting them up - is one of the quickest ways to improve your strength and enhance your workout. It’s the flip side of a lot of movements you’ve already been focused on. To find out more, he speaks to Prof Tony Kay at the University of Northampton who delves into the bizarre benefits of Eccentric Exercise. He reveals why the muscle-lengthening phase of exercise is more effective than the muscle-contracting phase… and how lengthening your muscles is the key to stronger muscles, bones, a healthier heart, and could even help burn more calories than a seemingly tougher workout when you’re finished.
Eat Beetroot

Eat Beetroot

2022-04-2016:494

In this episode, Michael explores the extraordinary effects of beetroot on your body and brain – from helping lower blood pressure to keeping your brain healthy as you age. He speaks to Professor Andy Jones from the University of Exeter who has found that simply drinking a shot of beetroot juice can improve your endurance during intense exercise by 16%, and finds out why these bright red jewels can have such significant benefits on your heart, your muscles and your brain.
Michael Mosley looks ahead to the new series of his podcast in which he'll be revealing more surprisingly simple and scientifically proven ways to improve your health and wellbeing.
Stand Up

Stand Up

2021-10-2713:563

We are sitting more than ever before - and our sedentary lives are having a big impact on our long-term health. In this episode, Michael stands up to the allure of the couch and reveals the science behind how just standing up - without even doing any exercise - can burn more calories and lower blood sugar levels. With Dr John Buckley, Michael explores how the experience of astronauts in space proves how important the force of gravity is on our bodies - and how standing up can help keep our bones and muscles strong.
Drink Water

Drink Water

2021-10-2116:546

Did you know that even mild dehydration can have damaging effects to your cognition, mood, and physical and mental performance? But drinking litres of plain water every day isn’t necessarily the solution. In this episode, Michael debunks the many myths about how much water we should drink, and enlists the help of Dr Stuart Galloway, Professor of Exercise Physiology from the University of Stirling, to reveal how much water we need, how to avoid the negative effects of mild dehydration, and how drinking water with every meal may even help to lose weight.
Think Yourself Stronger

Think Yourself Stronger

2021-10-1417:077

Pumping iron in the gym is the only way to improve strength, right? Wrong. In this episode, Michael explores the power of the mind to boost strength by up to 24%... Our willing human guinea pig Tom has a go at improving his goal-shooting skills with his mind, and Michael speaks to cognitive neuroscientist Dr Helen O’Shea to reveal how your thoughts can influence your muscles and why it’s surprisingly similar to doing the actual thing.
Comments (4)

Naty

Absolutely loving these podcasts. Just one thing is quickly turning into just 15 things 🙊

Sep 9th
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Magnus Lamont

Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive : 104 BPM The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling : 128 BPM

May 8th
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Jemma Whitehouse

fabulous! really excited to see you podcasting!!!

May 1st
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