Skip to main content
Sleep On It!

Sleep On It!

By Naina & Ying Ying
WELCOME TO SLEEP ON IT! PODCAST💡
Hosted by Dr. Naina Limbekar, MD MPH and Ying Ying, MPH
Don't sleep on your health! Join us in exploring the amazing ways our mind and body are connected.

"We started this podcast to share our knowledge and experiences around various aspects of health and wellbeing in hopes of translating the latest medical research into real life practices. Listen in as we share tips and stories to empower, inspire, and learn from each other."
Listen on
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Breaker Logo

Breaker

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo

Overcast

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Ep. #12 | Finding Empowerment While Living with Lupus (Linda's Story)
This episode features a special guest, Linda Zhang, who is currently finishing her MD/PHD at Baylor College of Medicine. Linda shares her journey of how she was diagnosed with systemic lupus at a young age and the impact this had on her daily life. Linda opens up about navigating the barriers associated with her disease process and ultimately empowering herself to pursue her dreams of becoming a clinician scientist. We also discuss the process of self-actualization and how we can dig deeper to achieve goals that are consistent with our self- fulfillment and happiness. *Linda’s instagram: @1indaz *Her adorable golden doodle, Mia’s instagram: @my.doodle.mia Music Credit: Open Those Bright Eyes Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
37:54
April 9, 2021
Ep. #11 | Much to Do About Snoring
Do you or someone you know snore? In this episode, we will cover all aspects of snoring and its connection to sleep apnea. We discuss the physiology of sleep apnea - why it may occur, how to treat it, and the consequences of leaving it undetected. Lastly, what impact does sleep apnea have on your personal or social life? We will cover these topics and more through shared experiences and patient stories. Music Credit: Open Those Bright Eyes Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
30:01
December 18, 2020
Ep. #10 | Gut-Brain Connection
In our season one finale episode, we will discuss the incredible way our gut and brain communicate with one another and how the trillions of microbes living in our gut impact our overall health. We literally are what we eat! We will share fascinating research being done on the gut-brain connection and relay it back to key lifestyle choices we make on the daily basis. Music Credit: Open Those Bright Eyes Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
29:55
September 11, 2020
Ep. #9 | Debunking Common Misconceptions about Melatonin
This week, we will break down common myths about the popular sleep aid, melatonin! Have you ever wondered whether those melatonin gummies or diffusers work and whether you could become addicted to them? Why is it that melatonin seems to help some but may do nothing or adversely affect others? Did you know there is actually a clinical timely approach to using melatonin properly? We will address all of these as well as share exciting new research that continues to evolve around this naturally produced hormone that governs our circadian rhythm. Music Credit: Open Those Bright Eyes Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
26:46
August 28, 2020
Ep. #8 | All About Napping: the Pros & the Cons
Ever wonder if naps are good for adults, not just for kids? This week, we break down both the sociology and physiology of napping, both the good and the bad, with our special recurring guest, Komal Keerthy! We will answer questions such as “what is the best way to approach a nap?” and “why do other countries outside the US have siestas?” Also, stay tuned for next week’s episode as we continue this discussion by diving further into myths about melatonin and other sleep aids. Music Credit: Open Those Bright Eyes Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
28:56
August 21, 2020
Ep. #7 | Getting Rid of 6 Bad Habits by Rewiring Your Brain (aka Neuroplasticity!)
In this episode, we chat about the brain’s amazing ability to constantly change, both for the good and also for the bad. Utilizing this exciting concept of neuroplasticity and sharing our own experiences, we will discuss tips and ways to rewire our brain to help get rid of 6 common bad habits: procrastination, brain fog, hoarding, indecisiveness, mindless eating, and negative self-talk. Music Credit: Open Those Bright Eyes Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
42:46
August 14, 2020
Ep. #6 | All-Nighters
With special guest and pre-med student, Komal Keerthy, we discuss the phenomenon of pulling “all-nighters” and the prevalence of this amongst youngsters and young professionals. Due to the growing stressors and binging culture perpetuated by procrastination, people are often forced to pull all-nighters to keep up with high demands of life. While highlighting the importance of sleep hygiene, we also discuss ways to prevent all-nighters, and how they can negatively impact memory and mental wellbeing. Listen in as we share our own experiences with all-nighters, while taking a trip down memory lane with a fun game of “Never Have I Ever”. Music Credit: Open Those Bright Eyes Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
41:23
August 7, 2020
Ep. #5 | Expert Tips on Addressing Acute Lower Back Pain
In this continuation of Episode #4 on back pain, we will be chatting with our friend, Dr. Sharlene Su, who was Chief Resident at Stanford University in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and currently a Pain Medicine Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis. We answer common questions on what to do when experiencing acute lower back pain and share daily lifestyle interventions.  Special thanks to Dr. Sharlene Su for being our first podcast guest - we hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did! Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is purely a reflection of our points of view and not intended as a substitution to an evaluation from a health care provider. If experiencing severe, acute, or new onset back pain, please visit an emergency room or get evaluated by your doctor. Music Credit: Open Those Bright Eyes Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
34:33
July 31, 2020
Ep. #4 | Curbing Chronic Back Pain
The change in our environment has caused a change in our body, especially in our lower back region, as a result of sitting for a longer period or being less mobile than we were used to. We will talk about what factors are contributing to the back pain as well as tips and techniques we can implement in our daily lives to experience less pain. Edmund Jacobson’s Relaxation Technique: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/progressive-muscle-relaxation Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is purely a reflection of our points of view and not intended as a substitution to an evaluation from a health care provider. If experiencing severe, acute, or new onset back pain, please visit an emergency room or get evaluated by your doctor. Music Credit: Open Those Bright Eyes Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
30:32
July 7, 2020
Ep. #3 | Social Disparities in Healthcare
Through real personal stories and eye-opening accounts in our professional careers, this episode highlights the need for equality and equity in the healthcare setting and how implicit bias contributes to poorer health outcomes. We share mindful techniques that we can all employ in our daily lives to help move the needle forward.  To help combat racial injustice, check out the amazing work done at the Equal Justice Initiative and consider donating at https://eji.org/. Music Credit: Open Those Bright Eyes Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
33:08
June 26, 2020
Ep. #2 | Getting “Unstuck” - A West to East Health Journey
Feel like you’re in a rut? Or feeling stuck? We will be sharing a personal journey about taking charge of your health by exploring an integrative way of finding balance and flow again. We will highlight how everything in our bodies are connected and sometimes the solutions are there when you look outside the box. Music Credit: Open Those Bright Eyes Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
39:50
May 28, 2020
Bonus Ep. | Circadian Rhythm
This bonus episode will discuss why finding your optimal sleep time matters! Centering around a patient story, we will dive deeper into how our sleep is regulated by circadian rhythm or the master clock of our body. To watch us discuss on video, please go to https://youtu.be/CPcJ8BDBGKM on our YouTube channel, Sleep On It! Podcast. Music Credit: Open Those Bright Eyes Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
10:48
May 28, 2020
Ep. #1 | Sleep & Immunity
As it seems more challenging to have a daily routine in current times, creating a consistent and healthy sleep routine can have immense benefits on our health and improve our immunity. You will learn how to determine when you should initiate sleep and the optimal amount to sleep, as well as tips on how to cultivate the best night’s sleep for you. Music Credit: Open Those Bright Eyes Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
36:12
May 21, 2020