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The Science of Sleep: Bedtime Routines, Getting Better Rest, and More; Plus, “Ain’t Too Proud” Star Harrell Holmes Jr.

A sleep specialist shares insight on sleeping conditions and improving your sleep; plus, the actor of the hit musical discusses bringing the music of The Temptations to life on stage.



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Dreams do come true. Harrell Holmes Jr., grew up wanting to be a Temptation, and today, he is making that a reality as he stars as Melvin Franklin in the national tour of the high energy musical Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations, which tells the story of the music group's rise to fame.

Holmes Jr. talks with us about how his love of The Temptations began, his career from being featured on Star Search and American Idol to performing on stage in Ain't Too Proud, as well as what audiences can expect from the show.

(L – R)- National Touring Company of Ain't Too Proud.

Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations is playing at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston until Sunday, August 13, 2023. For more information, click here.

Then, we discuss the science of sleep with neurologist and sleep specialist Dr. Chris Winter. He explains the importance of bedtime rituals to remain consistent in the time you wake up and go to bed, the amount of sleep we need as adults, better habits for falling asleep for those who are having difficulties or experiencing insomnia, and more.



Harrell Holmes Jr.

Dr. Chris Winter

  • Neurologist & Sleep Specialist
  • Author, The Rested Child: Why Your Tired, Wired, or Irritable Child May Have a Sleep Disorder and How To Help and The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How To Fix It
  • Host, Sleep Unplugged Podcast

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