Joe Rogan is a guy who has a variety of interests: pool playing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, hunting, and stand-up comedy among them. One of the topics that he is most known for is his interest in everything related to health: nutrition, exercise, massage guns, and – most importantly to us – sleep.
Joe Rogan has gone on record stating that he always makes sure to get a full 8 hours of sleep per night, in sharp contrast to many other prolific high-achievers who claim that they skimp on sleep to get ahead. He has also mentioned that he struggles with sleep apnea, so getting quality shuteye is something that is clearly important to him.
The JRE podcast host has a wide network of friends, including the legendary comedian Joey Diaz; a guy who also regularly talks about his difficulties with getting enough sleep. In a recent episode of The Church of What’s Happening Now, Diaz mentioned that the one JRE episode that changed his life was the one where Rogan interviewed sleep expert Matthew Walker, author of Why We Sleep (episode #1109).
“I loved the Steven Tyler podcast, I can name you the top 10 Rogan fuckin’ podcasts, but the one that changed my life was the sleep one. Sleep is huge guys. Lee thinks I goof on him. I swear to my daughter, wife, anything that’s sacred to me that I stopped taking naps at like 3 when my father died. My mother told me that for some reason my triggering was that I can’t sleep during the daytime. I didn’t starting taking a nap until I started dating a stripper. In 1990-fuckin-5 because she would get home at 2, she’d get up at 8, we’d do our shit, we’d go back and I’d give her a stab and we’d take the 2:30 to 5 nap. She’d get up, she’d eat healthy – you know the turkey burgers with mushrooms and stuff – then I’d drop her off at the strip club. She was the first person that introduced me to naps. I was out all day. I was raised that once you get up you’re done.”– Joey Diaz
With most Americans getting less than 6 hours of sleep per night, it’s important that you do everything in your power to avoid becoming a victim of the sleeplessness epidemic. You can watch Joe Rogan’s interview with Matthew Walker below.