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This episode is all about SLEEP – featuring one of the world’s top experts, Dr. Matthew Walker.

In this episode, Ric and Matt discuss his groundbreaking research, which covers why we sleep, what happens to us when we sleep, what happens when we dream, and how sleep impacts our concentration, our memory, our immune system, and more.

His current focus is on the possible link between not getting enough sleep and likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

This is 3 Things.

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3 Things I Learned

  1. The power of asking a new question. I went on a sleep journey four years ago, and today I know much more than I knew then. It makes me wonder what is next – is it breathing? Is it food? Is it my relationship with exercise?
  2. We truly are what we measure. I am a lot more conscious about what affects my sleep today, and even if we are 70% accurate, that data bank may someday be the key to longevity.
  3. I do believe we can do a lot not only to live longer but to enjoy our lives much later in life. That said, I don’t want to be the healthiest guy in the cemetery. It is in that moderation and balance that we all have to find the harmony of our choices.

About 3 Things

Ric Elias learned 3 things from surviving the Miracle on the Hudson. Now he’s sharing conversations with remarkable people, and 3 things we all can take away from each.

Hear more from Ric by following him on Twitter and on Instagram.

About the Author:
Ric Elias | Co-Founder & CEO
Ric Elias

Ric Elias is CEO and co-founder of Red Ventures, a portfolio of digital companies headquartered in Charlotte, NC. In 2009, Elias survived Flight 1549, the "Miracle on the Hudson,” which led to his viral TED Talk, "3 Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed." In 2011, Ric was named Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year, and in 2016 he was inducted into the Carolinas Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Ric has founded several social impact initiatives including Road to Hire, a 501(c)(3) that connects young adults with on-ramps to professional development and high-earning careers. A native of Puerto Rico, Ric attended Boston College and Harvard Business School.

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