Pacey Performance Podcast

Pacey Performance Podcast #274 - Meeta Singh (Service Chief & Section Head at the Henry Ford Sleep Disorder Centre)

January 9, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Service Chief & Section Head at the Henry Ford Sleep Disorder Centre, Meeta Singh. I got introduced to Meeta via Fergus Connolly who has featured on the podcast twice over the last 5 years (episode #136 & episode #225) and is someone I respect very much. I was chatting to Fergus about sleep and how I thought there was a lack of real practical information out there on the topic. There is plenty of research but little in the way of case studies on how teams are actually improving sleep. Meeta worked with the Washington Nationals on their way to the 2019 World Series and this episode does not disappoint.

If you enjoyed this episode on sleep, you may like these episodes with Shona Halson and Ian Dunican.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Meeta Singh.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Meeta Singh (background, experience and current role)
  • Circadian rhythms
    • What are they?
  • Why are athletes specifically affected by sleep?
    • Chronotypes

      • Why this matters
      • How this affects sleep at home and away
    • Examples
  • Sleep deprivation and insomnia
    • Coexist?
    • Predisposition to these
      • Screening to identify these issues
    • Strategies to improve these
  • Sleeping pills in detail
  • Vision for sleep science integration

Meeta can be found on Twitter @athletesleepmd1

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by Kangatech, the world's most advanced injury prevention platform. To find out more about Kangatech, email how@kangatech.com, visit their website at kangatech.com or check out them out on Twitter @kanga_tech.

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

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