The Power of Sleep with Renata Alexandre

Sleep impacts everything. In addition to being a foundational aspect of our wellbeing, it also underpins how we bring our best selves to the world. In essence, it contributes to our thriving and flourishing. And yet, we can so easily shortchange it with bad habits or in order to achieve more or do more. In her new book, Better Daily Sleep Habits: Simple Changes with Lifelong Impact, Renata Alexandre explores how to cultivate and safeguard great sleep in order to live a well and happy life.

In our conversation ahead we talk about:

  • Sleep hygiene and sleep schedules
  • Creating a good sleep environment
  • Bedtime rituals
  • Managing stress

I believe a good night’s sleep is something we all deserve… and I also think it’s how we access our happiest, wisest, most patient selves.

There are so many great insights and tips in this interview. You can listen to our conversation wherever you stream podcasts (Apple, Spotify, iHeart Radio) or listen here:



Renata Alexandre is the author of Better Daily Sleep Habits: Simple Changes with Lifelong Impact. She has a Masters in Sociology, a PhD in Health and Human Performance, and her Masters in Nursing. She has worked in Sleep Medicine since 2008 and now lives in Nashville, TN. The Sleep Workbook is her first book and reflects her love for sharing her knowledge about health issues.



Kristen Manieri is certified as both a habits coach and a mindfulness teacher. Her book, Better Daily Mindfulness Habits: Simple Changes with Lifelong Impact, was released summer 2021. She specializes in: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 100 authors and thought leaders about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at kristenmanieri.com/work-with-me.

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