Welcome to “Chasing Sleep”
How can quality sleep offset some of the effects of aging? Are well-rested parents more patient with their kids? What does bad sleep do to your libido?
In our new season of “Chasing Sleep,” we’re teaming up with new hosts — actors and real-life married couple Katie Lowes and Adam Shapiro — to explore how sleep affects love, aging, parenting, and even the creative process. We’re also diving into some of the biggest issues surrounding sleep, including why we dream, how our technology is affecting our sleep, and whether supplements are a good idea.
A new episode every week
Listen in as Katie and Adam host a roundtable conversation with experts and guests exploring the magic and science of sleep and how it touches every element of our lives and relationships. We’ll get tips and advice on how sleep can unlock more of our potential, whether in work, creative pursuits, relationship dynamics, or family time.
Get the healthy sleep that fits your life
In every episode, our hosts are joined by leading sleep doctors, experts, and best-selling authors from each episode’s respective topic, including our own Mattress Firm and Sleep.com advisers, Dr. Chris Winter and Jade Wu, Ph.D. They’ll dispel myths and unpack the fascinating science of sleep, sharing proven tips and tricks you can use every day to better your sleep, with the goal of improving every other element of your life.
Listen starting May 23 here, on the iHeartRadio app, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Episode 1: Sleep and Love
In the first episode of “Chasing Sleep” Season 2, new hosts Katie Lowes and Adam Shapiro talk with expert guest Dr. Wendy Troxel about how quality sleep can improve your relationship by boosting your mood, empathy, and even sex drive. They also dish about the challenges many couples encounter in the bedroom, from snoring to temperature differences, to going to bed at different times – all of which can negatively affect not only sleep quality, but also your relationship chemistry. In pursuit of solutions, they learn more about “sleep divorce” and chat with Ky and Val, a young couple from Brooklyn who find sleeping in separate bedrooms boosts their intimacy and enables them to sleep better together — and separately.