Sleep + Introversion/Extroversion + Female Face Shaving: Selfie, Episode 01

Sleep: why is it so hard for us to achieve this basic human need? An intro to the Myers-Briggs personality types and self-care for introverts vs. extroverts. And face-shaving for women . . . it’s a thing. In today’s episode, we do a deep dive into sleep, talking through the negative effects of not getting enough, how to deal with insomnia, and how to create a sleep-friendly environment.

Links We Mentioned in Episode 1

  • We talked about the brilliant Arriana Huffington Sleep Book, which has all kinds of information about the importance of sleep and how to get more of it.
  • Both Sarah and I are huge fans of this particular sound machine. It’s low-tech but creates a perfect wind noise.
  • If you are looking for apps to calm you down or help you sleep, we love the calm app. And when we are away from our beloved sound machines, this app is great for hotel room white noise.
  • In our next few episodes, we are talking about the Meyer’s Brigg’s personality types. If you’ve never figured out your type, check out this Meyer’s Briggs online test for free. It’s fascinating and informative.
  • Thinking of dipping your toes in the brave new world of female face-shaving? Thinking of dipping your toes in the brave new world of female face-shaving?  The Tinkle razors are your best bet.

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  1. I am really enjoying your podcast (listening to ep 2 right now 🙂 So much of it rings true. I’ve had chronic insomnia (yes, it’s as fun as it sounds) for so long. I’m 47. This podcast is the first time I’m actually thinking about starting the conversation with my Dr. about medication. I’ve been so scared of how addictive these drugs are. Sarah, do you just take the sedative as needed? Like if one night you know you’re stressed and your brain will just not stop, can you just take one? I’m also afraid of being groggy the next day. I’m an early morning runner (a big part of my self care) and I don’t want to be groggy because of drugs. And, I know you guys think as your kids get older, you won’t need as much alone time before bed because you’re kids won’t want to be around you as much. Well here’s the thing. My daughter is a freshman in high school. She’s in the marching band, so on football nights, she’s out later than my bedtime. I can’t try to sleep knowing she’s not home yet. Also, because she runs CC and has band practice, she’s starting homework at 7 or 8pm and up for hours. Again, I can’t sleep knowing she’s up. I’ve pretty much given up on sleep, lol.

    • Hi Mina! I can understand your hesitation…I felt the same way. I was a pharmaceutical rep for over a decade so I know all too well the dangers of certain drugs. Now first, I want to clarify that I haven’t had insomnia regularly – it was that one summer that hit me out of the blue. I had to take the sedative to get me out of a spiral, and I am forever grateful. However, I don’t use the sedative regularly anymore – I only use it during travel (I’ve made a habit of not sleeping at all the first night away from home, so I now use the sedative on those nights), and also, very rarely if I have one of those “mind-spinning” nights.
      I would definitely talk to your doctor about your specific concerns. You are definitely going to want something with a shorter half-life so you won’t be groggy in the morning. (The very small dose of sedative I take doesn’t make me groggy at all in the morning because it has a very short half-life.) All in all, I think a good discussion with your doctor would be very beneficial, and I wish you luck and good sleep! xo, Sarah

  2. Sarah, please use the Tinkel. I am obsessed with them. I do this once a week and the results are amazing. I love the way product goes into my skin.

  3. Loved the whole episode, but especially when Kristen acknowledged the privilege of having the safety, space (a whole room just for sleeping), and schedule to allow for the possibility of a night of good sleep, and when she reminded folks that drugs like Xanax can absolutely be addicting for some people (I research substance use disorder and treatment). Can’t wait for more!

  4. Hi! I’ve only listened to the first episode (so maybe you fixed this already), but I did want to mention that the sound quality differs between the two of you. Sarah sounds good and clear and Kristen sounds far away. I listen to lots of podcasts where the folks are not in the same room and they’re figured out how to balance the levels so it sounds like they are together. Hope you can resolve this. Thanks!!

  5. Just started your podcast and really enjoying it this far. I’m a BIG extravert (ENFJ) and a lot of what you were talking about really resonated with me. I’m in the process of starting a business and working from home, alone, all summer, and it’s driving me nuts. I actually just had this realization that the reason I’ve had such a hard time, feeling bored and unfocused, is because I spend my entire day alone (not counting my dog, but all he does is sleep all day). My work days are so much better if I start them off with a morning meeting or phone, or just post up at the library or a local cafe. It’s not even that I mind being alone, objectively I kind of prefer it because it’s easier, but it’s so hard for me to get anything done if I’m not around other people, and I start to slide into a lazy listlessness. I was talking this over with a friend and just had the realization that duh, I’m an extrovert, I should not be sitting home alone all day.

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