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Chasing Sleep: Our Podcast Is Back for Season 2 with New Hosts!

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Welcome to “Chasing Sleep”


Did you know bad sleep can lower your libido? Or that as we get older our circadian rhythms may shift, turning us from night owls into early birds? Though it may seem like your “off” time, the sleep you get is connected to everything you feel and do. 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, the way we parent and the way we connect with colleagues at work. We’re also exploring how sleep changes as we age, why we dream and how to interpret dreams.

A New Episode Every Week


Listen in as Katie and Adam host a lively conversation tackling real questions and issues about sleep in our everyday existence. Together, they’ll learn tips and get answers to their questions about how sleep can improve every facet of life, whether in love, family dynamics, creative pursuits or work performance.

Get the Healthy Sleep That Fits Your Life


In every episode, our hosts are joined by leading experts and best-selling authors in the fields of sleep science, psychology and medicine, including our own Mattress Firm and Sleep.com advisers, Dr. Chris Winter and Jade Wu, Ph.D. Dive into the fascinating and far-reaching web of sleep and discover tips and tricks you can use every day to better your sleep and improve your own performance at work, at home and on the go, no matter where you are.

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. “Chasing Sleep” is an iHeart Radio production in partnership with Mattress Firm.

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