The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast, exists to transform the conversation around sleep on the planet! Each episode is a conversation with industry leaders designed to deliver practical takeaways to improve your sleep. The intention is to shift the paradigm of wellness to make SLEEP the #1 focus in our journey towards great health.
For years, my sleep was a problem in my life. When I went through my own challenging period of insomnia while traveling internationally, I felt like there was nowhere to turn. After obsessively learning all that I could about chronobiology and circadian rhythms — what I learned changed my life and I’m committed to sharing what I've learned (and continue to learn!).
Mollie is the creator of Sleep Is A Skill, a company that optimizes how people sleep through a unique blend of technology, accountability, and behavioral change. The company was born from “scratching her own itch” after a lifetime of poor sleep habits culminated into a mega-challenging bout of insomnia for months without end. With a background in psychology & human behavior, she went down the rabbit hole to solve her own sleep disturbances without sleeping aids. She became fascinated with chronobiology, and by extension, its practical applications to restore a state of homeostasis not only to her sleep but also to her life as a whole. Knowing the difference between a life with sleep and without, she’s now dedicated her life to sharing the forgotten skill set of sleep.
051: Ely Tsern, CEO of Bryte: Aims to be the Tesla of High-Tech Beds & Is Even Slept On By Matthew Walker!
*Apologies for the audio on my end with this one! My mic wasn’t properly set up. 🤦♀️
In this episode, Mollie is joined by Ely Tsern, the Co-Founder and CEO of Bryte. Ely discusses how sleep can improve when you can adjust things like temperature, pressure points, and lighting effortlessly. He explains how the Bryte bed can analyze a user’s sleep data to personalize and optimize their sleep. Finally, Ely shares the incredible results that current Bryte bed users have achieved (even Matthew Walker!).
050: Dr. Amir Reuveny, CEO of Wesper: A New At-Home Tool to Help You Better Understand Your Sleep (And Guide You On What To Do About It!)
In this episode, Mollie is joined by Dr. Amir Reuveny who is the founder and CEO of Wesper. Dr. Amir tells Mollie about the importance of developing an app that combines wellness and medical grade insights on sleep so that individuals can be provided with actionable steps to improve their sleep. Dr. Amir also explains how Wesper can allow individuals to have a more comprehensive outlook on their sleep patterns.
049: Prof Michael Gradisar, Surprising Research on the Impact of Technology on Sleep & The Virtual Wink Sleep Conference!
In this episode, Mollie is joined by Professor Michael Gradisar, whose research is focused on sleep. Michael discusses what his research findings say about the use of technology and its impact on sleep, specifically video games. He also discussed the exciting new sleep conference, Wink, which he will be launching this year, and the importance of making scientific research available to the general public.
048: Dr. Joe DiDuro, Creator of ProNeurolight: Brain 🧠 Based Red Light For Deeper Sleep & Improved HRV
Do you know anyone (maybe yourself!) who is healthy, routinely exercising, has healthy habits but has sleep problems? The problem might not be sleep, rather it may be a brain problem. For someone who suffers from head trauma early in life, no matter how mild the incident was, the brain might experienced disturbances that haven’t been resolved in a long time. Another example is caregivers, they often have enough sleep, but their performance is declining, the brainpower is declining. This podcast looks at the possibility of restoring our brainpower by improving oxygen flow using red light therapy. Red light therapy was known to improve oxygen uptake in the brain and helps with brain recovery, thus helping people to feel and perform better. A head-based specific device has been created by Dr. Joe, who has spent more than 20 years understanding sleep devices. Dr. Joe DiDuro DC MS DABCN is a Chiropractic Neurologist, Clinical Researcher, Cognitive Augmentation Neurotherapist and Brain Fitness Coach, and the founder and CEO of ProNeuroLIGHT LLC, a photobiomodulation device company for home neurorehabilitation. Listen in to Dr. Joe and Mollie’s podcast discussing red light therapy by photobiomodulation and how heart rate variability score is a very important indicator of your wellbeing!
047: Robbie Bent, CEO of Inward Breathwork: Breathwork, Psychedelics, & Creating a Community Focused on Health & Wellness 🌿
In this episode, Mollie is joined by Robbie Bent, an entrepreneur focused on helping people improve their mental health in an accessible way. Robbie discusses the use of breathwork and how it can help you deal with a variety of different issues, from sleep to increasing energy in the morning. Robbie also explains his use of psychedelics and his exciting new venture that is aimed at creating a fun, healthy, new form of social gathering.
046: Dr. Eugene Sambataro, Dentist, Julian Center for Comprehensive Dentistry: The Ultimate Guide To Snoring & Sleep Apnea - Plus Cutting Edge Solutions!
Do you know if you, your spouse, or your loved ones snore when they are sleeping? If you do, you're going to want to listen to this podcast on critical next steps! Dr. Gene Sambataro has been practicing dentistry for over 40 years and he strives to educate his patients on dental treatments to avoid due to toxins and how the mouth can be an indicator of breathing problems, which results in snoring. Snoring could be an indication of airway obstruction in sleep apnea, and depending on its severity, one can be one breath away from a heart attack. Listen to Mollie and Dr. Sambataro’s conversation on the relationship between mouth, jaw, breathing, and sleep conditions, followed by options and tips to address these issues!
My new go-to sleep expert
Mollie is so passionate about this topic and it shines through in her work on the podcast and her entire business. I’m just getting started with her content but amazed at how much useful information she shares for free.
A deep dive into sleep
Mollie brings on guests who have great tips on how to sleep better. They also share info on how to upgrade your overall health. I really appreciate that Mollie shares her own personal struggles with sleep that she dealt with in the past as it makes her much more of a relatable host.
Mollie is such a bundle of energy and her passion for topics around sleep is refreshing. Learned a bunch from her guests. Highly advise people who are looking to clean up their sleep to subscribe.