The Sleep Consultant

Beyond the Mattress: Sleep Therapeutics with Ryan Hindmarsh

Wade-Lightheart-300x300Ryan Hindmarsh, the former CEO of Sleep Therapeutics in Canada, has made a significant impact on improving lives through better sleep management. With a rich background that spans from coaching NHL hockey players to co-founding and managing leading sports clinics and fitness facilities in Toronto, Ryan brings a wealth of knowledge in enhancing both physical and mental performance. His commitment to health and wellness, coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit, has led him to focus on addressing sleep apnea and other sleep disorders through scientifically proven diagnostics and treatments, helping people transition to healthier and more successful lives.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  1. Entrepreneurial Journey: Ryan’s path to entrepreneurship began in university, where he and a friend started a fitness company, training NHL players, Olympians, and junior hockey players. This early venture sparked his lifelong mission to help people achieve better health and performance.
  2. Innovative Training Methods: Ryan introduced cutting-edge training techniques to athletes 30 years ago, including bosu balls, sled pulling, and medicine ball tosses, significantly improving their performance and recovery.
  3. Transition to Sleep Therapeutics: Moving from fitness to sleep health, Ryan led Sleep Therapeutics to aid individuals suffering from sleep apnea through CPAP therapy, transforming many lives by significantly improving their sleep quality.
  4. Holistic Approach to Health: Ryan emphasizes the importance of a holistic approach to health, advocating for a combination of medical treatment, proper sleep hygiene, diet, and exercise to achieve optimal health and performance.
  5. Sleep as a Foundation for Success: He stresses that sleep is foundational for high performance, advising leaders and high performers to prioritize sleep to enhance productivity, decision-making, and overall health.

In this episode…

In this episode we hear from Ryan Hindmarsh, a health and wellness visionary with extensive experience in both the fitness and sleep health industries. Ryan shares his entrepreneurial journey from starting a fitness company in university, training elite athletes, to leading Sleep Therapeutics, a company dedicated to combating sleep apnea through innovative treatments. 

He emphasizes the foundational role of sleep in achieving optimal physical and mental performance, offering practical advice for improving sleep quality, such as optimizing the sleep environment and managing caffeine intake. We also delve into the evolution of sleep science, the impact of sleep on overall health, and the importance of prioritizing sleep for high performers. Ryan’s insights highlight the transformative power of good sleep hygiene and the critical role sleep plays in personal and professional success.

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  • To learn more about Ryan, you can find more information here 

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