Operator Syndrome, Sleep Pressure and Why You Should Never Use Ambien w/ Dr. Kirk Parsley; Part 1/2 artwork
The Hard To Kill Podcast with Dave Morrow

Operator Syndrome, Sleep Pressure and Why You Should Never Use Ambien w/ Dr. Kirk Parsley; Part 1/2

  • S5E167
  • 44:30
  • July 26th 2023

This is part 1 of a 2 part episode with repeat guest, Dr. Kirk Parsley. Dr. Parsley has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. We dive into a fascinating topic known as "operator syndrome," which sheds light on the unexpected performance issues faced by elite military personnel. We also explore the dangers of a widely prescribed sleep aid, Ambien, and its detrimental effects on sleep quality.Listen to our first episode here

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