Danny is a Certified Sleep Science Coach with a deep understanding of sleep and the body’s needs.
Danny has personally tested hundreds of sleep products and has an extensive base of knowledge when it comes to mattresses. Outside of the world of sleep, his interests include cooking, gaming, and old myths and legends.
Danny studied neuroscience as well as human development from a psychological perspective at the University of Puget Sound.
A Word From Danny
What’s your biggest sleeping pain point?
Staying at the right temperature – I sleep hot at night so making sure I have the right bedding is key. It’s hardest around the changes in the seasons when I’m not quite ready to swap blankets out yet.
What’s your favorite sleep product right now?
I recently picked up a weighted sleep mask and I don’t think I can go back. The mask blocks out early morning sunlight so I stay asleep longer, which is a plus. The extra bit of weight on my eyes is relaxing and acts as a quick signal to tell my brain it’s time to go to sleep.
What is your nightly sleep regimen?
- Start winding down for bed around 2 hours before I want to be asleep with a mug of hot water or milk.
- No more TV, I try not to look at my phone, and I read for 30 minutes at the 1.5 hour mark.
- At an hour before bed, I listen to relaxing music, brush my teeth, wash my face, and do some stretches to wind down.
- Twenty minutes before I want to be asleep, I get into bed, put on a sleep mask, and try to drift off.
What’s your top sleep tip?
Getting a good night’s sleep involves a lot of different factors. I’d start by looking at your sleep habits and finding the biggest barriers to your sleep. What keeps you from falling asleep? What wakes you up in the middle of the night? Is your bed comfortable and relaxing? Try and solve the biggest and easiest barriers on your plate first, and make a plan to tackle the rest over time. Focus on what you can do and keep at it.