Podcast 16: Sleep Habits and Relationships


A phone running at 50% charge will still operate roughly well as it would at 80% or 90%. The same cannot be said for people who have gone too long without sleep or don’t sleep well at all. In this episode—which coincidentally lines up with National Sleep Awareness Week—Mandy and Taco discuss their own ups and downs sharing a bed over the years, debate their differing sleep philosophies, and suggests some ways you can bring a little fun to bed.


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  • Exploring the negative effects of restless sleep and sleep deprivation.
  • Debunking the myth that you shouldn’t eat before bed.
  • How lack of sleep can manifest tension in relationships you definitely don’t want to have.
  • Some of the sleepy conflicts Mandy and Taco have overcome in their time together.
  • Coming to terms with and making the most of a sleepless night.
  • The ongoing struggle with snoring.
  • Sex: when does it help or hinder sleep?
  • Which foods will usher you off to dreamland and which will just keep you up.
  • What (non-sexy) physical activity you can do to make falling asleep as easy as pie.

Episode 16: Sleep Habits and Relationships

Links referenced in show:

National Sleep Foundation


Tuck: Advancing Better Sleep

How Sleep Affects Our Health and Relationships 

Sleep Awareness Week 2019

Sleep & Effectiveness Link

Food and Drink That Promote a Good Night’s Sleep

What is Tryptophan?

Cherry Vanilla Smoothie Bowl

Life Extension Liquid Melatonin

The Connection Between Sex and Sleep

Is Sex Helping or Hurting Your Sleep?


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Best Mattresses for Sex

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Resources & Apps to help with Sleep:

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Meet Your Hosts, Taco & Mandy:

Mandy Enright, MS, RDN, RYT is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and fitness instructor. She is the creator of the blog, Nutrition Nuptials, where she has been helping couples learn how to merge their lifestyles together and served as the inspiration for this podcast. Mandy is dedicated to helping teach people how to fit the foods they love into their lifestyle with an “all foods fit” philosophy. She is joined every episode by her co-host and husband, Taco. Taco and Mandy are active beach bums who live at the Jersey Shore and are always exploring restaurants, breweries, wineries, and perfect sunsets. You can check out their finds on Instagram by following #AdventuresOfTacoAndMandy.
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About the Show:

Nutrition Nuptials is all about helping couples learn how to go from a “ME” to a “WE” when it comes to their household habits, particularly when it comes to nutrition, fitness, and overall well-being. The backbone of the story is the STORIES you will hear, because every couple has their trials and triumphs. Know that you’re not alone! Hear Taco & Mandy discuss stories they have experienced personally in their time together. And join them for their Double Date episodes when other couples join the show to share their experiences.  There’s laughs and learnings for all!

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Thanks for joining us today and for saying

“I DO”

to YOUR happily, health-fully ever after!



Episode 16: Sleep Habits and Relationships