Awake and Thriving

How Different Aspects of Life Affect Your Brain Health With Dr. Paul K

July 01, 2021 Andria Ryder
Awake and Thriving
How Different Aspects of Life Affect Your Brain Health With Dr. Paul K
Show Notes

In this episode of the Awake and Thriving Podcast, Andria speaks with Dr. Paul K, a neurosurgeon. He talks about the importance of sleep and the negative effects of sleep deprivation. 

Listen in to understand the meaning of love and its relation to stress, taking risks, and hormones. You will also learn the different ways you can utilize your brain and enhance its functionality for longer as you get older. 

“There are three phases of love; lust, attraction, and attachment and they’re all valuable.” [21:34]

What you will learn:

[1:13] The importance of sleep and the negative health effects of sleep deprivation.

[6:15] The value of having nap time and quiet time to relax your brain. 

[7:16] How sleep deprivation affects your cardiovascular health. 

[11:10] How hard drugs negatively affects your system and your ability to sleep. 

[15:43] The importance of patient care for brain surgery patients with hard drug problems. 

[19:02] Understanding the scientific meaning of love and the three stages of it.

[26:42] The different things you can utilize your brain to enhance its functionality. 

[29:33] Dr. Paul talks about the books he’s currently reading. 

Book Mentioned:

The Great Influenza by John M. Barry