Episode 87

In March of 2020, I began using a sleep monitor app to track and analyze my sleep patterns.

Each morning when I wake up, I can see data about my previous night’s sleep and how it was affected by any number of factors including what time I got into bed, how many steps I walked the previous day, the weather, the lunar phases, and more.

I can see trends and insights over time as well, like that I sleep better when I have cleaner sheets, when my sleep schedule is consistent, and when I don’t read the news before laying my head down.

The app makes short recordings when it detects sound or movement, so I can hear what it sounds like if I have been tossing and turning or snoring, which is typically 5 to 20 minutes per night.

All that stuff is pretty crazy and it has given me a view of myself that I have never seen before. But what’s most insane for me to hear are the rare instances when I talk in my sleep.

I have saved some of the best moments and I have compiled them here for you. I’ll warn you, I have no idea what I’m talking about in these clips. There’s something about “true favorites” or how “it’s the wrong instructions or how “the news is still the same” or how you should “take your gloves, now.”

The point is that I am very dedicated to making great episodes of this show – I never stop – and the following episode was recorded entirely while I was asleep.

Associate producer: Betsy McClimans

Music in this episode:
“Tonight Is Nothing That I Can’t Handle Tonight” by Scott Ritcher

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