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 Eastman (McGlocklin) is the creator of Sleep Is A Skill, and the host of The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast. Sleep Is A Skill is a company that optimizes people’s sleep through a unique blend of technology, accountability, and behavioral change. After navigating insomnia while traveling internationally, she created what she couldn’t find - a place to go to learn the skill set of sleep. With a background in behavioral change from The Nonverbal Group, she became fascinated with chronobiology and its practical application to sleep and our overall experience of life. Knowing the difference between a life with sleep and without, she’s now dedicated her life to sharing the forgotten skill set of sleep. In the spirit of that goal, she has created the #2 sleep podcast, written a popular weekly sleep newsletter for over four years, partnered with luxury hotels & lifestyle brands, and has appeared on over 150 podcasts.
091: Nick Gray, Entrepreneur, Best-Selling Author & Founder of Museum Hack: Guide To Hosting A Party That Doesn't Trash Your Sleep
You might love the idea of getting together with friends and connecting with new people. But sometimes, it can feel like the party scene is just too much…you decide that you're going to feel run down & tired after—and that's when you start thinking about staying home and watching Netflix instead. (*Or even if you identify as an introvert and avoid human interaction like the plague…but you’ve heard rumblings that social contact is good for your health and your sleep…keep reading!)
It turns out that you can have it all!! On today’s episode, we've got Nick, a master of hosting hundreds of thoughtful & meaningful parties (and here you thought that they were all just about drinking 😆 !), here to share secrets from his book, ”The 2-Hour Cocktail Party, “ about how to throw successful events without cutting into your or your guests' sleep schedules.
Turns out, no matter who you are and no matter if you feel like you don’t know anyone, it’s achievable to put together your own event! You just need a guide. —With Nick's approach, you'll get all the actionable steps, from handling RSVPs to closing the event with style, so everyone can socialize without ruining their sleep goals.
Tune in to learn AWESOME tips to help you plan and execute your next event with ease. So don't miss this one! Party on!
090: Dr. Angela Holliday-Bell, Clinical Sleep Specialist & Sleep Coach, Sleep: The Secret Ingredient For A Productive Workforce
Sleep deprivation is a real problem. It impacts your physical and mental abilities, not to mention how it can affect your work performance or even your safety while you’re on duty caused by exhaustion.
Dr. Angela Holliday-Bell, Clinical Specialist, Founder, and CEO of Solution Is Sleep LLC, shares her insight about what happens when you skip a night's worth of zzzs - it impacts both your work and your life as a whole.
We dive into the common misconceptions surrounding sleep deprivation and strategies employers can implement to help their employees prioritize enough rest without sacrificing work efficiency or creativity.
And suppose you're thinking, "How am I supposed to get my employees to take advantage of this?". In that case, The D.R.E.A.M corporate sleep program strives to improve employee productivity and performance by providing solutions around this issue.
089: Dr. John Lieurance, Best-selling Author, Chiropractic Neurologist, Naturopath, Lecturer & Scientific Advisor. Melatonin: The Miracle Molecule for Better Sleep and Overall Health
Dr. John Lieurance is a best-selling author, physician, lecturer, and scientific advisor widely recognized as the "go-to expert on melatonin" and biohacking. His best-selling book, "Melatonin Miracle Molecule," brings a unique perspective to the topic of supplemental melatonin for not only sleep but health as a whole.
Dr. Lieurance discusses the role of melatonin and how this compound works for your sleep and overall health (plus how it counterintuitively might help you stay energized throughout each day). He also shares his health struggles and how he found purpose in his experience by helping others heal.
Then, we'll also look into the benefits of extra pineal melatonin, uses (and the controversy!) high-dose melatonin, and MORE!
All this information is valuable and will help you better understand melatonin's role in the body.
*Note: As always, the information in this podcast does not serve or replace medical advice.
088: Dr. Allison Brager, Neurobiologist, Athlete, & Author Of Meathead: Unraveling The Athletic Brain: Neurobiological Effects Of Sleep Deprivation And How To Improve Slumber For Peak Performance
Bros - Listen up ;) T-Levels, Tactical Napping, Caffeine Dosing, Sleep Banking, and more! *And this is not just for men. Get ready to have your mind blown on exactly WHY sleep is crucial to your performance, no matter what area of life you taking on!
087: Heath Wilson & Joey Odom, Aro Smartbox Creators: Making 'Putting Your Phone Away' A Thing & Improving Sleep In The Process
Ever notice that you spend most of your time with your phone?
Whether scrolling through Instagram or talking to a friend on a messaging app, it's easy to get lost in the digital world. But it is important to disconnect and enjoy time without our phones, especially before bedtime.
In this episode, Heath Wilson and Joey Odom join us; they are the founder and creators of Aro Modular Smartbox. They're both fathers and husbands who felt a need for uninterrupted time with their families.
We discuss the impact of phones as one of the significant causes of sleep destruction and how we can set boundaries with technology. Heath and Joey also discuss tips for creating a healthy balance in our lives and their experiences with implementing Aro in their household.
Find out how Aro can help you improve your lifestyle and maximize your time.
086: Round Table 2: Dr. Jay Wiles & Biohacker Babes (Lauren Sambataro & Renee Belz): Deep Dive Into Circadian Rhythms, Sleep Architecture, & Sleep Trackers!
The Round Table is BACK for a second installment! We had a blast recording this and I hope you enjoy and get lots of value on your sleep and health optimization journey!
In this podcast, we speak with the top experts in the world of Biohacking!
Dr. Jay Wiles @drjaywiles (HRV Extraordinaire) & creator of @hanuhealth joins with The Biohacker Babes @biohacker_babes (one of my favorite podcasts and two incredible human beings/friends, @lauren_sambataro & @reneebelz !).
Among the topics we discuss are sleep architecture, the other side of the circadian rhythm perspective, and our efforts to optimize all-day activity, including sleep.
With this bunch, a round table wouldn't be complete without discussing sleep wearables, heart rate variability (HRV), and cooling mattress systems. - And how to use them to your advantage.
Get inspired by the most popular topics in health, sleep, and wellness.
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. 😴👏🏼
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
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! 🙌