How to sleep right: Health Check Ep 60

  • 19 May 2021

Health Check Ep 60: How to sleep right 10:42 mins Synopsis: Every first and third Wednesday of the month, The Straits Times helps you make sense of health matters that affect you. In this episode, ST senior health correspondent Joyce Teo speaks with ​Dr Richard Swinburne, a sleep scientist and the Head of Sports Nutrition at the Singapore Sports Institute on sleep hygiene, how long a nap should be and how a lack of sleep can affect your health. They discuss the following points: Develop a good sleep-wake basic routine; go to bed and wake up within 30-60 minutes of the same time each day (2:50) How having less than 6 hours of sleep a night will seriously affect long-term health (4:18) How long should an effective nap be? (6:53) What happens to your body when you wake up after a hour-long nap, and why taxi drivers should try not to drive till 30 minutes after they wake up (7:18) How good sleep nourishes the body and a person's emotional health (8:50) Listen to Ep 59 - What you can eat to sleep better: Ep 9 - Why sleep habits need to be formed when young: Ep 10 - Can schools and parents help boost the cognition and well-being of sleep-deprived Singaporean teenagers? Produced by: Joyce Teo (, Penelope Lee and Ernest Luis  Edited by: Penelope Lee Subscribe to Health Check Podcast channel, hear the latest episodes every first and third Wednesday of the month and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: Apple Podcasts: Spotify: Google Podcasts:  Website: Feedback to: Read Joyce Teo's stories: --- Discover more ST podcast series: Asian Insider Podcast: Green Pulse Podcast: ST Sports Talk Podcast: Life Weekend Picks Podcast: #PopVultures Podcast: Bookmark This! Podcast: Lunch With Sumiko Podcast: Discover BT Podcasts: Follow our shows then, if you like short, practical podcasts! See for privacy information.