75 episodes

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.
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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!).
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Creator Bio:
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.

The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast Mollie McGlocklin

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 45 Ratings

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.
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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!).
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Creator Bio:
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.

    074: Dr. Michael P. Murphy, Physician of Sleep Medicine and ENT surgeon, Talks to Us About Snoring. Is it a Quality of Life Issue or a Health Issue?

    074: Dr. Michael P. Murphy, Physician of Sleep Medicine and ENT surgeon, Talks to Us About Snoring. Is it a Quality of Life Issue or a Health Issue?

    Michael P. Murphy, MD, MPH, joins the podcast to discuss sleep apnea and snoring. He provides various ways to test your sleep at home, including the STOP-Bang Questionnaire and Epworth Sleepiness Scale. He also discusses different possible solutions for these common sleep conditions, including palette expansion, mouth tape, weight loss, and CPAP machines. Listen now to learn why these conditions are health issues, not just quality of life issues, and what you can do if you are experiencing symptoms.

    GUEST BIO:

    "Michael P. Murphy, MD, MPH is trained as a physician of sleep medicine and as an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeon. He is one of only 275 physicians in the United States who is double board-certified in these two fields. This dual certification enables him to treat sleep apnea, snoring, and other sleep-related conditions, providing a full range of treatment options. He is able to perform the Inspire surgery for patients with sleep apnea who have not tolerated other treatments.

    Dr. Murphy’s practice is part of the Stanford Health Care system, located in a community in the San Francisco Bay Area where he has practiced since 2002. His medical practice encompasses a full range of care for patients of all ages, from young children to adults and seniors. He is a dedicated physician, and his success is reflected in service to more than 6,000 patients over the past three years alone. His commitment to quality patient care is reflected in 220 grateful testimonials and almost 900 upvotes on the Stanford Health Care website.

    Dr. Murphy obtained his medical degree with distinction in research from St. Louis University Medical School, was top of his class, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He did his residency in otolaryngology at the University of Washington in Seattle, spent two additional years as an NIH Research Fellow, earned a competitive otolaryngology research grant from the American Academy of Otolaryngology, and completed a master’s degree in public health. "

    • 1 hr 5 min
    073: Dr. Wendy Troxel, Ph.D., Author of Sharing the Covers: Going Beyond A "Sleep Divorce"; Explore How To Get Better Quality Sleep As A Couple - Together Or Separate

    073: Dr. Wendy Troxel, Ph.D., Author of Sharing the Covers: Going Beyond A "Sleep Divorce"; Explore How To Get Better Quality Sleep As A Couple - Together Or Separate

    Dr. Wendy Troxel, Ph.D. joins the podcast to discuss sleeping as a couple. The way we sleep has changed throughout history as cultural norms change. We tend to feel judged if we don’t sleep according to the standards set out by culture, which can affect our sleep quality. Dr. Wendy Troxel discusses the advantages and disadvantages to consider when deciding whether to share a bed with your partner or sleep alone. She explains how you can take steps to protect your sleep, while promoting your relationship quality at the same time, even if you and your partner require separate needs or sleep schedules.

    GUEST BIO:

    Dr. Wendy Troxel, Ph.D. is internationally recognized as the leading authority on couples and sleep and author of “Sharing the Covers: Every Couple’s Guide to Better Sleep”. She is a Senior Behavioral Scientist at the RAND Corporation and holds Adjunct Faculty positions at the University of Pittsburgh and University of Utah. Dr. Troxel is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist, with more than fifteen years of clinical and research experience in sleep medicine. Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, private foundations, and corporations, and has been published in top-tier medical journals. She serves as a scientific advisor for several corporations and is a member of the National Institutes of Health Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board.

    In addition to her academic credentials, Dr. Troxel is a highly sought after public speaker and her work has been featured by numerous media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, ABC World News Tonight, CBS Sunday Morning, NPR, and the BBC. She is also a regular contributor to HuffPost, Thrive Global, and Psychology Today. Dr. Troxel’s TEDx talk has received over 2.2 million views, and is at the forefront of national conversations concerning the impact of early school start times on adolescent sleep. Arianna Huffington called her one of the 5 most influential people in sleep, saying “Wendy Troxel is on the front lines of the sleep revolution. Again and again, her research shows just how fundamentally sleep affects every aspect of our lives…”

    • 55 min
    072: Jim Poole, the CEO of Solace Lifesciences, Talks About How the Patented Technology NuCalm Can Transform the Way You Sleep

    072: Jim Poole, the CEO of Solace Lifesciences, Talks About How the Patented Technology NuCalm Can Transform the Way You Sleep

    Jim Poole, the CEO of Solace Lifesciences and producer of NuCalm explains how the groundbreaking technology was invented and how it helps to balance the health of the human nervous system, thereby improving stress, sleep, anxiety and more. NuCalm is the only patented technology of its kind, and it helps improve mental state without prescription medications or other drugs. You’ll learn how it works, why it works, and why it’s a revolutionary solution to serious stress-related problems experienced by people every day.

    EPISODE NOTES:

    🧘What is NuCalm? And how can this revolutionary, patented technology help your sleep?
    🧘Inventing a technology that quickly and safely relaxes the mind without side effects.
    🧘How NuCalm taps into your nervous system to calm you without using prescription or other types of drugs.
    🧘The connection between stress and sleep and how regulating one is vital for optimizing the other.
    🧘Discovering that sleep is about 80% dependent on the human stress response.
    ​​🧘The ways in which NuCalm provides access to stress responses and helps improve sleep in the process.
    🧘How NuCalm was able to get the only patent in the world for balancing the human autonomic nervous system, which governs fear, stress, anxiety, depression, fight, or flight, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
    🧘A description of what actually happens when you use NuCalm to improve your stress or sleep.
    🧘The three different ways in which NuCalm improves your sleep and how it is different from all other sleep optimization techniques.
    🧘Why it’s important for adults to dream and how NuCalm helps to make up for the GABA deficiencies that occur to most people as they age.
    🧘How NuCalm can help auxiliary issues that affect sleep, like PTSD or anxiety or other stress-related struggles.

    GUEST BIO:
    Jim Poole is the Chairman, President and CEO of Solace Lifesciences, Inc. He is an accomplished business executive with extensive experience in the healthcare, biotechnology, market research, dental, financial services, and IT industries. Since 2009 Mr. Poole has managed the strategic direction and ongoing operations of Solace Lifesciences, Inc., the neuroscience company that created the world’s first and only patented, clinically-proven platform that allows humans to change their mental state on-demand without drugs, without side effects, and without compromise. In 2015, Solace Lifesciences, the maker of NuCalm®, was granted the world’s sole patent for “Systems and Methods for Balancing and Maintaining the Health of the Human Autonomic Nervous System.” A New York state native, Poole earned a BA in psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA in International Business & Marketing from Babson College.

    EPISODE LINKS:
    www.nucalm.com
    jim.poole@nucalm.com
    Use the Promo Code mm10off for 10% off a NuCalm product.



    DISCLAIMER:
    The information contained on this podcast, our website, newsletter, and the resources available for download are not intended as, and shall not be understood or construed as, medical or health advice. The information contained on these platforms is not a substitute for medical or health advice from a professional who is aware of the facts and circumstances of your individual situation.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    071: Barton Scott, founder of Upgraded Formulas, Discusses the Importance of Testing to Optimize Supplement Regiments and Improve All Aspects of Health and Sleep

    071: Barton Scott, founder of Upgraded Formulas, Discusses the Importance of Testing to Optimize Supplement Regiments and Improve All Aspects of Health and Sleep

    The founder of Upgraded Formulas, Barton Scott, joins the podcast to discuss why testing yourself regularly for mineral deficiencies is the only way to stay on top of your health and take control over your health and sleep quality. Upgraded Formulas has a “Test, Don’t Guess” mantra that permeates everything they do, and they provide regular people with the access needed to get professional mineral testing without needing to go to expensive doctors or nutritionists. Barton discusses why testing, mineral particle size, and optimum absorption technologies are vital for achieving positive outcomes with supplements.

    EPISODE NOTES:
    💊Barton Scott shares the path that led him to found Upgraded Formulas, a supplement company with a “Test, Don’t Guess” mentality.
    💊How Upgraded Formulas is focused on helping people find the right supplements to optimize their sleep.
    💊The importance of treating the underlying cause of sleep and health problems instead of just treating the symptoms.
    💊What sets supplements and minerals from Upgraded Formulas apart from the products of other companies.
    ​​💊A discussion on the particle size of a mineral and how that affects absorption, and by default, effectiveness in the body.
    💊The positive effects of magnesium on sleep optimization metrics like deep sleep, REM sleep, and other factors.
    💊Why it’s important to test your mineral levels on a regular basis to understand what your body needs for healthy sleep and other physical ailments.
    ​​💊How Upgraded Formulas makes testing affordable and accessible to people who want to improve their sleep and health outcomes.
    ​​💊Preparing yourself for testing and understanding that minerals are the building blocks of the hormones that regular your body.
    💊Hormones affect so many areas of your life from sleep to focus to sex drive.
    💊Barton shares his sleep routine and what supplements he’s personally taking to help optimize his sleep quality.

    GUEST BIO:
    Barton Scott was a chemical engineer and used this background coupled with being a nutritionist and researcher, to create Upgraded Formulas. Barton is passionate about helping people combat the stressors of daily life, the toxicity of the modern world, the utter lack of nutrients, and the mineral absorption issues that we all face, and he has made it his mission to reduce suffering by increasing the public’s understanding of the human body’s interrelationships. Upgraded Formulas also supports Charitywater.org in the great work they do!

    EPISODE LINKS:
    https://www.upgradedformulas.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/askbarton/
    https://twitter.com/itsbartonscott
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/1bartonscott
    barton@upgradedformulas.com


    DISCLAIMER:
    The information contained on this podcast, our website, newsletter, and the resources available for download are not intended as, and shall not be understood or construed as, medical or health advice. The information contained on these platforms is not a substitute for medical or health advice from a professional who is aware of the facts and circumstances of your individual situation.

    • 46 min
    070: Brian Richards, CEO of Sauna Space, Talks Optimizing Sleep and Health Through the Power of Heat, Infrared & Photobiomodulation

    070: Brian Richards, CEO of Sauna Space, Talks Optimizing Sleep and Health Through the Power of Heat, Infrared & Photobiomodulation

    Brian Richards joins the podcast to discuss the sleep and health journey that led him to build his own incandescent light sauna and turn his idea into an industry-leading company called Sauna Space: https://sauna.space/?rfsn=4195269.19fece. Incandescent light therapy has historically been used to treat a myriad of health problems, and Brian was inspired by medical pioneers to address his own issues with fatigue, acne, racing thoughts, and lack of quality sleep. The effects of sauna on body temperature regulation and mitochondrial melatonin could play a role in your sleep & health results.

    Check out their Research Archive for the latest research on the topic: https://sauna.space/infrared-sauna-light-therapy-research

    ☀️How Brian’s physical and sleep health journey led to the birth of Sauna Space.
    ☀️Addressing the symptoms of fatigue, acne, and other health issues through holistic means and the detoxification properties of sauna.
    ☀️Looking back into history at the work of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, who invented the electric incandescent light bath and wrote the first book on light therapeutics.
    ☀️Brian’s experiments into building his own light bath and experiencing great sleep when he did light therapy right before bed.
    ☀️Getting rid of all his sleep problems and the other unexpected benefits Brian experienced while using light therapy.
    ☀️How Sauna Space grew from building small light therapy units for friends and family into a business with over 40 employees and multiple products.
    ☀️The studies that support the health and regenerative properties of red and near-infrared light therapy.
    ​​☀️Taking the knowledge gleaned from scientific studies and turning it into a product that people can use at home.
    ☀️Sauna acts similarly to cold therapy to regulate body temperature and improve sleep results.
    ☀️How the various detoxifying aspects of sauna help with quality of sleep.
    ​​☀️A new breakthrough in using photobiomodulation to optimize sleep through mitochondrial melatonin.
    ☀️What makes the indoor environment so stressful to humans and what people can do to make it more naturalistic.
    ☀️The importance of flickering when it comes to light, how it’s connected to things like migraines, insomnia, and depression, and what Sauna Space is doing about it.
    ☀️Why lack of sleep and mind-racing is related to unnatural light and sources of EMF that didn’t exist even a hundred years ago.

    GUEST BIO:

    Brian Richards is a nationally known expert in sauna therapy, light therapy, and EMF science. In 2013, he founded SaunaSpace, a company that combines cutting-edge infrared technology with the age-old practice of sauna. In 2008, Brian faced an important health decision: start taking pharmaceuticals for acne, insomnia, and adrenal fatigue OR try full-spectrum sauna therapy coupled with ancestral practices like clean diet, proper sleep, and yoga. By opting for the natural approach, Brian rapidly transformed his health. This life-changing experience inspired him to create SaunaSpace. In 2013, he founded SaunaSpace, a company that combines cutting-edge infrared technology with the age-old practice of sauna. In his journey to develop the perfect product, Brian has immersed himself in the science and research behind light, heat, electromagnetism and the human body. Thirteen years later, he brings a refreshing approach to natural living, biohacking and natural health transformation.

    EPISODE LINKS:

    https://sauna.space/?rfsn=4195269.19fece
    https://www.instagram.com/saunaspace/
    https://twitter.com/SaunaSpace
    https://www.facebook.com/saunaspace/
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/saunaspace

    DISCLAIMER:
    The information contained on this podcast, our website, newsletter, and the resources available for download are not intended as, and shall not be understood or construed as, medical or health advice. The information contained on these platforms is not a substitute for medical or health advice

    • 51 min
    069: Frank Llosa, CEO and Founder of KetoneAid, Discusses Upleveling Your Sleep Quality by Replacing Caffeine and Alcohol with Ketone Ester Drinks

    069: Frank Llosa, CEO and Founder of KetoneAid, Discusses Upleveling Your Sleep Quality by Replacing Caffeine and Alcohol with Ketone Ester Drinks

    Ketone Esters used to be a luxury reserved for pro athletes until Frank Llosa entered the scene and did the research to bring this drink to the masses at an affordable price point. He talks to us about his journey to found KetoneAid and how extensive trials, studies, and customer feedback has revolutionized the way the drink is used, particularly for sleep optimization. Frank also discusses the creation of ethanol-free alcohol called Hard Ketones that replaces traditional alcoholic drinks and has a positive effect on your sleep instead of a negative one. You can use the promo code SLEEPISASKILL for free shipping and SLEEP15 for 15% off Hard Ketones products.

    EPISODE NOTES:

    💪What is a Ketone Ester and how is it different from a ketogenic diet?
    💪The roadblocks Frank and his team faced in order to bring a Ketone Ester product to the consumer market.
    💪How KetoneAid can potentially help deep sleep and sleep optimization.
    💪Using KetoneAid for energy and better sleep if you’re not on a ketogenic diet.
    💪The important way in which drinking Ketone Ester products is different from being in ketosis through diet.
    ​​💪How KetoneAid helps athletes reach their maximum potential including impacting their sleep protocols.
    💪The incredible results from a clinical trial that tested professional cyclists taking Ketone Esters at different times of the day, including right before bed.
    ​​💪A Tour de France rider’s experience with KetoneAid and his shocking HRV readings after a night of incredible sleep.
    💪The delicate balance of ketones required for optimal sleep metrics.
    💪Caffeine’s disastrous effects on sleep and how KetoneAid can provide better energy and better sleep results.
    💪The difference between caffeine energy and KetoneAid energy.
    💪Meal-timing and how it can affect the amount of KetoneAid required to make a difference in your energy levels.
    💪An exciting new development in alcoholic drinks: ethanol-free alcohol and why that matters.
    💪KetoneAid introduces a brand called Hard Ketones which makes hard seltzer and a canned G&T that is nothing like the alcohol you’ve tried before.
    💪How Hard Ketones are different from traditional alcohol and why that’s extremely important for your sleep and well-being

    GUEST BIO:
    KetoneAid was founded by Frank Llosa, a serial entrepreneur who has an incredible track record of success in a number of fields from real estate, to highly technical photography for National Geographic, to one of the first cloud-based storage systems available to the public. Mr. Llosa was also an elite Division I track athlete who currently incorporates biohacking to stay competitive in all his endeavors.

    EPISODE LINKS:

    https://shop.ketoneaid.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/hardketones/
    https://www.instagram.com/ketoneaid/

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

SabbyCoco15! ,

Impressive! 👍🏼

I’m not typically into these kinds of podcasts but this girl knows her stuff and makes me want more! Super informative, upbeat, and easy to digest otherwise “high brow” information. Smart, real, eye-opening conversations with a great mix of guests/specialists. Never realized how much sleep impacts every facet of life. 😴👏🏼

Madison EASTY ,

Excellent interviewer

Very captivating speaker. It is very clear she is intelligent and knowledgeable about sleep. I don't often leave reviews but I felt compelled to since she has helped me so much. Thank you, Mollie

Dani Durante ,

Mollie is the queen of better sleep!!

I absolutely love this podcast and Mollie’s energetic and informative approach for helping me optimize my sleep! I’ve learned so much about how to improve my oura ring stats and have been getting much more deep sleep thanks to this podcast! 🙌

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