Meeta Singh

Updated: Jul 28, 2021

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Sleep like an Olympian?

The Mythology and Science of Powerful Sleep

Such an exciting time to have interviewed Dr. Singh. She helps optimize the performance of Olympic athletes and, I, like the rest of the world this week am obsessively watching the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Part two of the Genius episode with sleep specialist Meeta Singh, MD will help us all manage our sleep to perform more optimally. Topics include the biggest misconceptions around sleep, proper melatonin use, sleep disorders, home sleep studies, the mystery of night owls, personal Circadian clocks, the skill of unwinding, who can judge if they have sleep apnea or are sleep deprived, signs of chronic sleep deprivation, sleep as a skill, COVID as world resets, a peek at Dr. Singh’s own World Series ring. So exciting.

Basically, you don’t want to miss this segment.

Part 1: Listen Now!

Coaching the Sleep Muscle

Between sleep planning and coaching the US Women's National Soccer Team in their travel to the Olympics in Tokyo this week and so much more, I was able to chat with Dr. Meeta Singh for this fascinating episode. For convenience, it will be presented in two parts. With a balance of great stories and evidence-based practices, this podcast will teach and inspire you to make sleep your superpower.

Dr. Meeta Singh, a psychiatrist who coined the phrase “coaching the sleep muscle,” shares her philosophy and growing niche in sleep medicine for elite athletes, teams and C-suite executives. You will learn about the mystery of sleep, what it does for us, why we need to have adequate, deep, and restorative sleep, and what peak performers are doing to enhance it. This is part one of the two-part series. You don’t want to miss this!


Dr Meeta Singh is a sleep doctor whose work and research focuses on “Coaching the sleep muscle” to help maximize performance in both individual athletes and sports teams. She also works with C suite executives to help with jet-lag management and enhancing sleep.

She is the Service chief of the sleep medicine, and medical director at the Henry Ford sleep laboratory in Michigan. She did her training in psychiatry at the Mayo clinic and a sleep fellowship at the Henry Ford hospital. She is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (under the American Board of Medical Specialties) as a psychiatrist and sleep medicine sub-specialist. She is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine the Sleep Research Society.

She has served as a consultant for multiple NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA teams. She has also worked with college sports teams. As part of this service, Dr. Singh performs athletic sleep assessments with personalized prescriptions for better sleep. She also helps sports teams and athletes with their travel management with a focus on addressing sleep deprivation and jet lag and maximizing athletic performance. Her passion is lecturing and educating teams and athletes about the benefits of sleep on performance. She is also a speaker at national conferences aimed at educating sports leaders and business organizations about this subject.

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