Let’s break old habits and take back control of our circadian rhythm! Kayla Osterhoff explains how biohacking allows us to leverage our environment and behaviors to subconsciously create new neural pathways leading to a healthier lifestyle, including getting great sleep. Kayla Osterhoff, MPH is a current doctoral candidate, a biohacker, a global leader in integrative mind-body medicine, and is formally trained across the health sciences spectrum. From childhood to early adulthood, Kayla witnessed the cost and devastation of mental illness and addiction, but it acted as the catalyst for her health sciences career. She was determined to learn about the human body and understand why some people suffer illness and disease while others don't. She discovered that chronic illness and disease are not inevitable but can be prevented and cured through lifestyle. In this episode of Sleep is A Skill, Kayla gives us five simple biohacks to start doing tonight. Tune in now to learn how you can create a unique biohacking formula that works succinctly with your body.
Kayla is a health scientist, professional athlete, entrepreneur, health optimization practitioner, and a global leader in integrative mind-body medicine. She is formally trained across the spectrum of health sciences with a bachelor of science in health ecology, master of science in public health, and currently pursuing her doctoral degree in neuropsychophysiology and biochemistry.
From childhood to early adulthood, Kayla witnessed the cost and devastation of mental illness and addiction. These experiences became the catalyst for her career in the health sciences. She was determined to learn about the human body and understand why some people suffer illness and disease while others don't. She discovered that chronic illness and disease are not inevitable but can be prevented and cured through lifestyle.
During undergrad, Kayla worked in physical therapy, gaining an appreciation for exercise science and movement modalities, which served as the basis for her athletic accomplishments. She went on to study behavioral science and public health in graduate school and worked for many years as a health scientist at CDC while studying for her Ph.D.
Her unique background and expertise across health sciences led her to develop a truly holistic understanding and approach for health optimization, peak performance, and the mind and body’s resilience.
In this episode, we discuss:
🧬 Learn About the Core Principles of Biohacking
🧬 How to Change Your Lifestyle During COVID
🧬 The Positives and Negatives to Our Routine Behaviors During COVID
🧬 Easy Biohacks You Can Do For Free
🧬 Behaviors to Start Hacking Your Sleep
🧬 The Top Sleep Hygiene Practices
🧬 What Your Light Environment Should Look Like
🧬 How to Sync Up Your Circadian Rhythm With Nature
🧬 The Hypnotic State and How to Take Advantage Of It
🧬 What Gets Measured Gets Done - Why You Need to Track Your Sleep
🧬 Supplementing for Sleep: Melatonin Might Not Be the Answer
🧬 Guidelines for Eating Best Practices Before Bed
🧬 A Quick Formula for Biohacking
🧬 Setting Intentions to Put Your Subconscious Mind to Work
🧬 Creating Biohacking Goals That Are Specific to You
🧬 Biohacking Your Biochemistry Within the Body