The amount of people that have messaged asking about Doc Parsley’s Sleep Remedy, or sharing their improved Oura, Whoop, Biostrap (etc) stats, is wild. That’s why when I was connected with him to do this podcast recently, I was so excited to learn more about his story and his methods. Check out the episode to learn more about how the doctor to Navy SEALs (and a former SEAL himself) approaches the topic of sleep optimization.
Dr. Kirk Parsley served as an Undersea Medical Officer at Naval Special Warfare Group One from June 2009 to January 2013.
While there, he led the development and supervised the group’s first Sports Medicine Rehabilitation center. He is a former SEAL, and received his Medical Degree from Bethesda, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) in 2004. He interned in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Balboa Naval Hospital San Diego in 2005 and subsequently completed a Navy residency in Hyperbarics and Diving Medicine in 2006.Doctor Parsley has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 2006 and served as Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine. In addition he is certified in hormonal modulation (Age-Management Medicine). After leaving the Navy he went into concierge medicine and consulting. He continues to consult for multiple corporations, and professional athletes/teams. Doctor Parsley lectures worldwide on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization .and is currently completing a book on sleep and His philosophy for wellness is simple; in order to optimize our health and get the most out of our bodies and minds, we must live more closely to the way we evolved as a species. He believes that many diseases and disorders that we accept as “inevitable” in modern society are unnecessary complications of poor sleeping habits, living in a toxic environment, eating foods we were not designed to digest, and allowing stress to overwhelm us. His passion is to help his patients and clients achieve the highest quality of life possible, and realize their health, performance, and longevity goals.Dr. Parsley spends as much of his spare time as possible with his three beautiful children (Hayden, Cole, and Harper). He has been a competitive athlete his entire life, and enjoys nearly all outdoor activities and sports.
Bedtime Ritual Checklist and Sleep-Wake Diary for Kidshttps://www.docparsley.com/sleep-ritual-checklist-kids/
Adult Stress-Free Sleep Worksheethttps://www.docparsley.com/stress-free-sleep-worksheet/
In this episode, we discuss:
Symptoms of sleep deprivation and poor sleep quality.
The poor relationship to sleep that the majority of SEALs had before starting sleep therapy.
How Doc Parsley helped the SEALS to improve their health and hormones by focusing on sleep.
What sleep is and what goes on in the body during it?
How do the brain and senses work during sleep?
What are the cycles of sleep?
How do you fall asleep?
Pharmaceuticals and sleep. How do sleep drugs affect sleep?
Methods for getting yourself off of prescription sleep aids.
The importance of sleep on health. How to approach sleep optimization systematically.
Bedtime Ritual Checklist and Sleep-Wake Diary for Kids
Adult Stress-Free Sleep Worksheet