The Importance of Healthy Sleep (and how to get it)

SHOW NOTES: Episode 42

Sleep plays a crucial role when it comes to overall health and quality of life. What happens when you are sleeping contributes greatly to how you feel when you are awake. 

In children, sleep also helps support their growth and development. Over time, getting inadequate sleep can increase risk of long-term issues: heart, respiratory, immunity, as well as brain function. 

These are just some of the reasons why I wanted to bring on my friend, Kaley Medina, to talk to us all about the importance of sleep and give us some tips on how to get more quality sleep.

Kaley Medina, is the Founder of Live Love Sleep, the nation’s leading Pediatric and Adult Sleep Coaching Agency. Kaley partners with families worldwide and teaches healthy sleep habits to newborns, infants, children, and adults. Through her unique sleep consulting program, Kaley takes a new approach to traditional sleep coaching and empowers her clients to lean in and love parenting as much as they love their children. Through customized sleep coaching programs, sleep consulting, and shifts in habits, she can help children love bedtime and sleep through the night. As a mother of two, Kaley founded Live Love Sleep out of a void in her postpartum journey to support & educate new families on the importance of sleep. She credits sleep as the foundation needed to be strong and healthy for her family.

Check out today’s episode.

Thank you for tuning in! I’d love to chat more about this and any other nutrition questions you have over on Instagram (@rachelmeigsking)!

In this episode, we cover:

  • The importance of sleep
  • How to get more quality sleep



Feed Yourself: Healthy Habits for the Mind, Body, & Soul is all about learning the key components of overall health based on Biblical principles. When most people think about getting in shape and becoming “healthy”, they immediately think about their physical health: losing weight, making exercise a priority, possessing flexibility and endurance, and remaining disease free. But Scripture makes it clear that physical wellness is not the only area that impacts health. In order to be TRULY healthy, we have to focus on four areas: spiritual health, emotional health, mental health, and physical health. 

This podcast dives deep into the tools and head knowledge you will need in order to create lasting results, but it also looks at the element that truly ties it all together – the heart knowledge that incorporates faith in God in this area of our lives and how to apply it when things get tough (and they will!).

I wanted to create a space to let you know you are never alone on this journey. Through years of experience in doing everything the WRONG way, I am here to share my journey of getting healthy from the inside out – ditching the restriction and diet culture and truly learning to treat my body as the temple God intended it to be. 

Grab a cup of coffee and join me as I discuss healthy habits to incorporate in your daily life to propel you forward and FEED YOURSELF on your journey to health in all areas: mind, body, and soul!