67 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 • 36 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.

    066: Dr. Michael Breus, aka The Sleep Doctor and Author of The Power of When, Provides a Masterclass in Biohacking Your Sleep By Identifying Your Chronotype

    066: Dr. Michael Breus, aka The Sleep Doctor and Author of The Power of When, Provides a Masterclass in Biohacking Your Sleep By Identifying Your Chronotype

    Mollie chats with Dr. Michael Breus, a sleep specialist who is officially known as The Sleep Doctor. Dr. Breus has written many books on sleep, including a groundbreaking biohacking book called The Power of When, which proves that there is a perfect time to do everything based on your biological chronotype. In this episode, they discuss how your chronotype (for example: being a night owl or an early bird) dictates how you should organize your sleep habits and other aspects of your life.

    SHOWNOTES:

    ⏱️ How looking for a residency in athletic psychology led Dr. Breus to sleep research.
    ⏱️ What makes Dr. Breus uniquely qualified to share his sleep expertise.
    ⏱️ The definition of chronotypes and why your individual chronotype matters for your sleep quality.
    ​​⏱️ How Dr. Breus’ book, The Power of When, revolutionized the understanding of chronotypes of all aspects of life, including sleep regulation.
    ⏱️ Dr. Breus’ specialty and how failing with an insomnia patient caused a breakthrough in his treatment style.
    ⏱️ How your genetics dictate your chronotype and what that means for your sleep cycle.
    ⏱️ The four chronotypes and how you can identify which one you are to use biohacking techniques for sleep and other activities.
    ⏱️ How your chronotype can change based on your life stage and how that adjusts your sleep schedule.
    ​​⏱️ The way your chronotype affects your hormones and what that means for your life and sleep.
    ⏱️ Why light is important for your circadian rhythm and how sunlight differs from artificial light.
    ⏱️ Using the Time Shifter app to control your light exposure and reduce jet lag.
    ⏱️ How chronobiology can be used by medical professionals to improve diagnostics.
    ⏱️ What to do about your sleep schedule if you are a dolphin chronotype.
    ⏱️ Dr. Breus addresses the myth that every person needs eight hours of sleep and how to identify your personal sleep needs.
    ⏱️ Which chronotypes are allowed to nap during the day and which are not.
    ​​⏱️ Dr. Breus shares his sleep personal sleep routine and why power hour is the most important part of your sleep schedule.
    ⏱️ Thoughts on sleep hygiene and how its importance varies from person to person.
    ⏱️ Special products for sleep that Dr. Breus has tested and his thoughts on them.
    ⏱️ Discussion of Dr. Breus’ new book, Energize!, which came out on December 14th and connects chronotype to body type so that you can have the energy to achieve your goals.

    BIO:
    Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a double board-certified Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Sleep Specialist. He is one of only 168 psychologists in the world to have taken and passed the Sleep Medicine Boards without going to Medical School. Dr. Breus is the author of many books including The Power of When, which is a groundbreaking bio-hacking book proving that there is a perfect time to do everything, based on your biological chronotype (early bird or night owl). He has a new book out called Energize! which combines chronotypes with body types to optimize your exercise routine and give you the energy to achieve your goals.

    EPISODE LINKS:
    Websites:
    http://thesleepdoctor.com
    https://energizemyself.com

    Email:
    dr.breus@gmail.com

    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/thesleepdoctor

    Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/thesleepdoctor

    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/thesleepdoctor/

    LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesleepdoctor

    • 57 min
    065: Nick Coetzee, Founder of Mychondria: Using Red Light Therapy to Optimize the Circadian Rhythm and Improve Sleep Quality 🚨

    065: Nick Coetzee, Founder of Mychondria: Using Red Light Therapy to Optimize the Circadian Rhythm and Improve Sleep Quality 🚨

    In this episode, Mollie is joined by Nick Coetzee, an entrepreneur focused on helping people improve their sleep quality using red light therapy. Nick explains the mechanisms by which red light exposure can help with a variety of issues, including autoimmune disorders and protection from the sun’s UV rays. He also explains the importance of blue light blockers and optimizing exposure to natural light. His organization, Mychondria, focuses on encouraging people to try red light therapy and explore the variety of health benefits.

    Show Notes:
    🔴 Nick’s story and what led him to create his organization
    🔴 Why did they focus on red light therapy
    🔴 The mechanisms by which red light therapy can help to improve sleep
    🔴 How Nick reduces blue light exposure before sleep and his sleep routine
    🔴 When to use red light therapy
    🔴 Choosing a red light device
    🔴 Nick discusses how red light therapy can increase testosterone levels and improve fertility
    🔴 Infrared exposure for protection from the sun’s UV rays
    🔴 Infrared exposure for reducing inflammation
    🔴 Nature is your compass when it comes to health

    Bio:

    Nick Coetzee is the founder of Mychondria, a red light therapy company. He has a BSc in Sports Science (undergraduate) and a BSc Hons. in Biokinetics (postgraduate).

    PODCAST SPONSOR: SoulCBD https://www.mysoulcbd.com/sleepisaskill

    • 45 min
    064: Danielle Ryan Broida, RH, National Educator at Four Sigmatic: Foraging for Fungi, A Holistic Sleep Guide to Mushrooms and Healthy Living

    064: Danielle Ryan Broida, RH, National Educator at Four Sigmatic: Foraging for Fungi, A Holistic Sleep Guide to Mushrooms and Healthy Living

    You may not even realize it, but your body could be benefiting from mushrooms right now! Whether you are in a fast-paced stressful environment or simply eating food lacking vital nutrients, there may be environmental factors affecting your sleep patterns. That’s where mushrooms can come in! Danielle Ryan Broida, RH is a key player in the worldwide mushroom movement. As a Registered Herbalist (RH) and National Educator of Four Sigmatic, Danielle is teaching the world about the importance of life on functional mushrooms. After completing her graduate studies, she opened a private practice where she has worked with hundreds of clients specializing in functional mushroom-based treatment for individuals with autoimmune conditions and chronic illness. In this episode, she takes us on a “journey” to incorporate the right fungi for your habits and how you can fit them into your lifestyle and daily needs. Also, did you know that mushrooms share 40% of our human DNA? Yeah, me neither!

    BIO:

    Danielle Ryan Broida, RH (AHG) is a key player in the worldwide mushroom movement. As a Registered Herbalist (RH) of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG), Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Instructor of Mycology, and National Educator of Four Sigmatic, Danielle is teaching the world about the importance of life on functional mushrooms. Prior to joining forces with Four Sigmatic, she received her BA in Environmental Studies and Philosophy from Whitman College. She has studied everything from Ayurveda in India to learning from a Naturopathic Doctor in Indonesia where she became a Certified Raw Chef and Detox Coach. She then completed her graduate studies at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism (CSCH), and since then she has opened a private practice where she has worked with hundreds of clients specializing in functional mushroom-based treatment for individuals with autoimmune conditions and chronic illness. Danielle brings her passion and expertise in herbal medicine, clinical practice, teaching, formulation, and her deep love for fungi to everything she does. 

    EPISODE LINKS:

    USE CODE: ‘SLEEPISASKILL” for 10 percent off!Completely free online mushroom academy: https://us.foursigmatic.com/

    Free Wellness Tips: https://www.danielleryanwellness.com/

    PODCAST SPONSOR: SoulCBD https://www.mysoulcbd.com/sleepisaskill

    SHOW NOTES:

    🍄  Allopathic vs Holistic Approaches: The Bandaid Spot Treating Versus Long Term Solutions
    🍄  Our Nutrient Deficient Soil is Creating Nutrient-Deficient Bodies 
    🍄  Chronic Stress State and Dietary Causes 
    🍄  Materia Medica - The Repertoire Encyclopedia
    🍄  Adaptogens: What Are They and Why They Matter
    🍄  2020: The Year of Chronic Stress States 
    🍄  Top Herbal Medicines and The Three Criteria for Adaptogens
    🍄  Herbal Medicine As Your New Way to Respond to Stressors 
    🍄  Danielle Shares Her Thoughts on Finding Balance and Equilibrium 
    🍄  Top Three Mushrooms That Will Help Your Sleep Cycle
    🍄  Going Beyond Organic, Testing and Sourcing Mushrooms From Trusted Entities 
    🍄  Making the Most Out of Your Mushroom Investments 
    🍄  High Level Focus Without the Adrenal Taxing: Combining Your Daily Brew With Mushrooms
    🍄  Consistency is Key: How to Feel the Effects of This New Investment in Yourself
    🍄  Avoiding Heavy Reliance and Adhering to Your Sleep Needs
    🍄  Understanding Your Environment’s Role on Impacting the Body’s Needs

    QUOTES:
    “What makes sense in your life. And then our goal is making it as easy as possible to create a better for you option each step of that way.”

    "How can we replete you and give your body what it needs to ideally have your body start functioning optimally on its own without the need for any sort of crutch."

    “Part of what's so incredible about natural medicine is that it's like matchmaking. So it's mixing a whole being with another whole being.”

    • 41 min
    063: Victor Sagalovsky of Litewater Scientific Talks to Us About Deuterium-Depleted Water (DDW), its Positive Effects on Sleep, and More

    063: Victor Sagalovsky of Litewater Scientific Talks to Us About Deuterium-Depleted Water (DDW), its Positive Effects on Sleep, and More

    In this week's episode, Mollie chats with Victor Sagalovsky, co-founder and CEO of Litewater Scientific. Litewater is the first and only super deuterium-depleted water on the market. Victor has dedicated himself to the research, development, and production of this rare water. He talks about how having better Deuterium depleted water levels provides amazing effects on deep sleep and rest management, along with other positive biological effects.

    SHOWNOTES:
    💦How Deuterium-depleted water can help with stress management
    💦Better Deuterium-depleted water levels have amazing effects on deep sleep and rest management
    💦The immune benefits provided by the science of water
    💦What exactly is Deuterium-depleted water and why is it important
    💦Litewater Scientific’s goal to help you optimize your cellular energy for optimal sleep.
    💦The sleep optimization benefits of DDW
    💦Learn about the scientific studies that found DDW to have incredible effects on sleep and anti-aging

    Victor Sagalovsky is the co-founder and CEO of Litewater Scientific, the first and only super deuterium-depleted light water. He has researched and studied the benefits of deuterium-depleted water through his theory entitled Endogenous Radiation Damage Theory of Aging. It proposes that our biggest obstacle to longevity is the excess deuterium and other damaging isotopes on the planet and proper mitigation will radically extend our lifespans. Victor started his career as an innovator in plant-based culinary art, having co-founded the first organic gourmet raw food restaurant in North America called RAW.

    He attended Loyola University and the University of Hawaii where he pursued multidisciplinary education. He has completed apprenticeships and graduate coursework in chemistry, optical microscopy, and molecular biology. He is the author of many articles and guides in the field of wellness, biohacking, emerging medicine, technology, mysticism, and esoteric wisdom.

    • 45 min
    062: Don Moxley of Longevity Labs Explains the Science of Spermidine and Its Role in the Longevity of Life and Sleep Regulation

    062: Don Moxley of Longevity Labs Explains the Science of Spermidine and Its Role in the Longevity of Life and Sleep Regulation

    This week Mollie shares an interview with Don Moxley of Longevity Labs. Mollie sat down with Don Moxley at the Biohacking Congress to talk about the science of Spermidine, a chemical compound in the body that plays a huge role in human longevity. They discuss the compound’s effects on aging, resistance to disease, sleep regulation, and so much more.

    GUEST BIO:

    Don Moxley is Director of Applied Science and Brand Development at Longevity Labs Inc. in the United States. Dedicated to helping people live vibrant, fulfilling lives at all ages, Moxley draws upon his career as an athlete, a sports scientist, and an instructor to lead and educate on the science of autophagy and longevity. Focusing his work on the cell renewal benefits of spermidine supplementation, Don is a regarded longevity science leader known for making the complex simple. Whether it’s a one-on-one podcast interview heard by thousands, a presentation of research on spermidine to a wellness conference or plain talk to people who want to live their best lives as they grow older, Don makes the science of adding more life to our years immediately understandable.

    SHOWNOTES:
    😴 Scientific studies are demonstrating multiple benefits of increasing spermidine in the body, including improving our resistance to disease and physical deterioration.
    😴 According to recent studies spermidine supports immune responses, brain health, cardio, organ function, muscle health and sleep regulation.
    😴 One of the main benefits of spermidine is that it increases our body's ability to regulate our internal functions and wards off chronic conditions as we age.
    😴 It triggers and accelerates autophagy or cellular renewal.
    😴 This essential molecule supports healthy aging, longevity and promotes good quality sleep.
    😴 Originally discovered in semen, Spermidine is proving to be a powerful tool in helping us add life to our years, not just years to our lives.
    😴 Meditation before sleeping can reduce anxiety and stress levels that the brain may be going through.
    😴 Sleep banking concept for nerves to reduce sleep stress.

    PODCAST SPONSOR: SoulCBD https://www.mysoulcbd.com/sleepisaskill

    • 35 min
    061: BJ Marshall, Co-host of The Blind Stealing the Blinds: Gives Insight on How His Sleep Has Improved Since Working w/Sleep Is A Skill [Client Spotlight]

    061: BJ Marshall, Co-host of The Blind Stealing the Blinds: Gives Insight on How His Sleep Has Improved Since Working w/Sleep Is A Skill [Client Spotlight]

    In today’s episode, Mollie is joined by BJ Marshall who is a poker podcaster. This episode is the first of many to come, it goes on to give a deep but brief overview of his sleep experience. BJ takes us on a journey on his past sleep problems and how with the assistance of Sleep is a Skill he is now able to say that his sleep optimization is better than ever.

    BJ Marshall is co-host of The Blind Stealing the Blinds, a weekly poker podcast by students of the game for students of the game, helping players bridge the gap between theory and application by discussing basic problems and concepts, and introducing solutions and tools anyone can apply, often both in poker and in life writ large. Outside poker, he is an avid golfer with two legit holes-in-one to his name, and he’s just within the past year become a real estate investor with two properties in his portfolio. He is supported by his wife of 21 years and 12yo son, whom he's already taught to play poker and hired as his Property Manager.

    SHOWNOTES:

    😴 The conversation o sleep being the bare minimum and sleep optimization
    😴 Sleep levelling
    😴 Sleep rest
    😴 Helping to up-level sleep optimization and individual behavior towards sleep
    😴 With the Oura ring, the way you do one thing is like the way you do another thing
    😴 The exchange and understanding of sleep capital over social capital.
    😴 Need to take an audit of our lives and routines

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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36 Ratings

36 Ratings

mattlevene ,

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.

MorganBeveridge ,

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.

Sameerkat1234678291 ,

Love Mollie!

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.

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