Why Breathwork is so Powerful

EP 210 Episode Cover Anna Parker-Naples

Why Breathwork is so Powerful Anna Parker-Naples is an international award-winning Coach, Breathwork Expert, Master NLP Practitioner, Speaker and Author. She is the founder of Influential Breathwork and the Influential Breathwork Coach Certification.  She is author of ‘Get Visible’ and ‘Podcast with Impact’, host of Top 1% global podcast ‘Positively Influential’ and owner of Influential …

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Peak Performance: Considerations For A Good Night’s Sleep #BITESIZE

EP 184 Episode Cover Nick Littlehales

Peak Performance: Considerations For A Good Night’s Sleep #BITESIZE

Nick Littlehales

Nick is recognised as the world’s first and leading Elite Sport Sleep Coach, probably the world’s first Sleep Coach and regarded as a leading human recovery innovator. He has over 35 years’ experience within the sleep and sleeping product industry and over 24 years dedicated to elite sport. His unique, passionate, and proven approach, is endorsed by leading sport science professionals, managers, coaches, organisations in sport and now business, health, and education worldwide.

  • International Elite Sport Sleep Coach Since 1998
  • Founder of the Game Changing R90-T Sleep RecoveryTechnique
  • Author #1 Best Seller SLEEP published in 14 languages worldwide
  • Accomplished Media Commentator Presenter Keynote Speaker

Rest and recovery is hugely important for us all, especially highly motivated and driven people.  In this bitesized episode, I chat with Nick Littlehales, a Sleep Coach to many elite sports performers.  Nick and I discuss sleep trackers and the upside to using them.  He also talks about orthosomnia, which describes individuals who become overly concerned or obsessed with tracking their sleep, resulting in heightened anxiety towards their sleeping patterns.

Key Learning Points:

  • Orthosomnia refers to a situation where people rely heavily on sleep tracking technology and aim to achieve perfect sleep.
  • This can lead to stress and anxiety, similar to the athlete who tracks too complex or unhelpful data when they perform.
  • Maintaining a balanced approach to sleep tracking is essential.

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Book – Sleep: The Myth of 8 Hours, the Power of Naps…and the New Plan to Recharge Your Body and Mind

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Blog: How Mentally Healthy is Your Clubs Sporting Environment

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Blog: Why You Should Meditate To Improve Your Sport Performance?




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David Charlton

Global Sports Psychologist who is located near Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and willing to travel Internationally.  David also uses online video conferencing software (Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp) on a regular basis and has clients who he has supported in USA, Canada, South America, UAE, Australian and New Zealand.  

Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence and Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub.  With over 10 years experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to achieve their goals, quickly. 

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