16 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

    • Alternative Health
    • 5.0, 22 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.

    015: Dr. Deborah Rozman Ph.D, President of Heartmath, How daily Heart Rate Coherence / HRV training can change your life & sleep!

    015: Dr. Deborah Rozman Ph.D, President of Heartmath, How daily Heart Rate Coherence / HRV training can change your life & sleep!

    💙Heartmath (or as I like to call it, a lie detector for your heart rhythm / HRV!) has been around for over 25 years and stands on a mountain of scientific research conducted at the HeartMath Institute on the psychophysiology of stress, emotions, and the interactions between the heart and brain. There are over 300 peer-reviewed or independent studies utilizing HeartMath techniques or technologies to achieve beneficial outcomes that have been published. Continued training to learn how to reliably bring your heart into a state of coherence, has been shown to result in improved sleep for many who use it.

    I personally have found Heartmath to reliably sift out if I’m truly engaged in the training… or actually stressed out, distracted, or disengaged...and provide me with the real-time feedback to get myself back in the game. The color-coding system and end-of-training breakdown score speak to my own inner competitor nature. Additionally, I’ve found it to be a great tool to share with clients who are having difficulty with anxiety or depression to remind them that they really do have a say over their emotional state. It is also great for accountability since an easy screenshot on your smartphone will tell a compelling story of your emotional state in that session.


    GUEST BIO:
    Dr. Deborah Rozman is a behavioral psychologist with 30 years of experience in wellness, performance, and behavioral change. For nearly two decades, she has helped to develop and oversee HeartMath training programs. The programs are designed to facilitate individuals in creating a deeper heart connection in ways that can empower them to reduce stress, build their resilience, and create a more heart-connected world at home, work, or with clients and patients.

    Deborah is the President of HeartMath (www.heartmath.com) and the co-author along with HeartMath founder, Doc Childre, for Transforming book series, published by New Harbinger. The five-title series includes, Transforming Stress: Transforming Anger, Transforming Stress, Transforming Anxiety, and Transforming Depression.

    Passionate about exploring the heart’s intelligence, Deborah is committed to helping educate more people about the role that the heart plays in wellness, increasing performance, and in our personal fulfillment.

    • 42 min
    014: Kara Collier, Director at Nutrisense, Continuous Glucose Monitors for healthy individuals looking to improve their glucose stability (and improve their sleep & circadian rhythm!)

    014: Kara Collier, Director at Nutrisense, Continuous Glucose Monitors for healthy individuals looking to improve their glucose stability (and improve their sleep & circadian rhythm!)

    📈 The relationship between glucose and sleep is a fascinating one. When you bring stability to this area: sleep, health, and mood improvements tend to follow. Historically, individuals wearing Continuous Glucose Monitors were prediabetic, diabetic, or a fringe group of extreme biohackers (who had finagled a prescription from their doctor!). Nutrisense is one of the few emerging companies looking to change that by removing the obstacle of needing a doctor’s prescription to obtain a monitor for general preventative & optimal health.

    Most people don’t know that glucose runs on a circadian rhythm meaning WHEN you eat matters, and in this conversation - can play a very real role in your sleep results. Just one night of acute sleep deprivation can lead to a spike in glucose. Not only that, glucose reliably tends to rise when you’re stressed, and even when women are in their luteal phase. Get ready to learn more about the enthralling world of glucose and sleep!

    GUEST BIO:
    Kara is the Director of Nutrition at NutriSense, a company that uses continuous glucose monitors to personalize nutrition. She and her team of dietitians interpret complex glucose datasets to make lasting lifestyle changes, reverse metabolic dysfunction, and prevent chronic conditions. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Support Clinician with a background in clinical nutrition, nutrition technology, and entrepreneurship.

    • 52 min
    013: Dr. Nina Bausek, Ph.D., Chief Scientist of PN Medical, Creators of The Breather, a Respiratory Trainer

    013: Dr. Nina Bausek, Ph.D., Chief Scientist of PN Medical, Creators of The Breather, a Respiratory Trainer

    🌬️Have you noticed that your respiratory rate numbers are on the higher side while you sleep? This podcast will unpack how you can begin to train this area. I first heard about PN Medical and their respiratory trainer (The Breather) from XPT, a performance training company created by big wave surfer and innovator, Laird Hamilton, and former professional athlete, Gabrielle Reece. PN Medical has been in the respiratory training business for decades and recently gained a lot of attention in the face of Covid-19, as people look to improve their respiratory health. Dr. Nina Bausek, the Chief Scientist of PN Medical, go deep to understand precisely what weak breathing can do our health and sleep… and what to do about it. 

    Guest Bio:

    Nina Bausek, Ph.D., serves as Chief Scientist of PN Medical and is part of the PN Medical Science Board of advisory. A graduate of the University of Vienna, she developed her scientific and leadership skills during research and teaching positions at the University of Oxford, UK, the University of Sheffield, UK. She is also co-founder of Luft For Life, a European start-up company supporting respiratory health in performance.

    ***PN Medical provided a hookup for the Sleep Is A Skill community, ‘sleepisaskill’ gets 20% off for the Breather, and ‘breatherfitsleep’ gets for 15% off for the BreatherFit (made for athletes).

    • 40 min
    012: Tara Youngblood, Chilipad CEO & Co-Founder. Author of Reprogram Your Sleep: The Sleep Recipe That Works

    012: Tara Youngblood, Chilipad CEO & Co-Founder. Author of Reprogram Your Sleep: The Sleep Recipe That Works

    ❄️ Have you ever woken up in a sweat in the middle of the night? Then this is the podcast for you. Tara Youngblood and her husband first created the Chilipad cooling sleep mattress pad to solve their sleep challenges and have since created a movement in the sleep arena. Their cooling mattress pads and weighted blankets help support a robust circadian rhythm by aiding in lowering core body temperature 2 to 3 degrees each night. Today, due to lifestyle challenges, indoor cooling obstacles, insulating mattress & bedding materials, and hormonal fluctuations, consistent temperature reduction at night is no longer guaranteed in our modern society. Not to mention that Tara’s “sleep recipe” approach is something that we can fold into our sleep optimization methodology.

    Guest Bio: Tara Youngblood, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Chili Sleep and Author of Reprogram Your Sleep: The Sleep Recipe That Works is a highly regarded international speaker. Tara has extended her expertise to a wealth of high profile platforms including TEDx, Skookum Tech Talks, and National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Show.

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    • 40 min
    011: Ariel Garten, co-founder of Muse: The Brain Sensing headband, teaches us how to use neurofeedback for emotional regulation and to improve sleep.

    011: Ariel Garten, co-founder of Muse: The Brain Sensing headband, teaches us how to use neurofeedback for emotional regulation and to improve sleep.

    For those of you who find emotional regulation (i.e., a brain on autopilot!) to be at the source of your sleep difficulties, this podcast is for you. Ariel Garten is the Muse’s creator, a neurofeedback tool that sits on your head like a headband and essentially acts as a “guru in your pocket, guiding your brain back to a calm state of mind when it loses focus.


    Guest Bio:
    Garten is co-founder of InteraXon, the makers of Muse: the brain sensing headband. Muse is the award-winning wearable technology that assists and trains meditation and mindfulness. Before founding InteraXon, Ariel was not only trained as a neuroscientist and psychotherapist but also started her own international clothing line while she worked in labs researching Parkinson’s disease and hippocampal neurogenesis.

    Her creativity and entrepreneurial head combined with her fascination with the brain lead her to join forces with two like-minded friends Chris and Trevor to start InteraXon. Together they founded a Silicon Valley backed startup that allowed people to control computers with their minds, the technology that sparked the creation of Muse. Her team’s technology has been featured in over 1000 media pieces, as well as was the feature showcase at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, an installation that allowed over 7,000 people control the lights on the CN tower, Canadian parliament buildings, and Niagara Falls with their brains from across the country.

    These days, Ariel can be found at home playing with her 2-year-old or on stage across the world speaking about happiness, meditation, understanding mental health, or telling her own

    innovation story, consistently giving her audiences the tools they need to help them become their best selves.

    • 43 min
    010: David Samson, Anthropology Professor, What Primates Can Teach Us About Leveraging Circadian Rhythm For Great Sleep

    010: David Samson, Anthropology Professor, What Primates Can Teach Us About Leveraging Circadian Rhythm For Great Sleep

    🦍David is an anthropology professor, research, writer, and thinker on the topic of sleep & evolution. If there were such a thing as the rockstar of evolutionary biology & sleep...he would be it. He brings a fresh, fun, and tirelessly researched look at the link between human evolution and sleep. He truly lives his brand of investigating the relationship between sleep, health, and cognition in human and non-human primates. In this podcast, he even gets in the weeds on how to fit all of life into a circadian paradigm. Where should you put alcohol & video gaming from a circadian perspective? He’s got you covered. Samson helps us understand how stress and anxiety (think, COVID-19), have roots in our history and sleep.

    🦍Have you ever considered sleep’s role in evolution? Prepare to be fascinated.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

random00b ,

Really great content!

This podcast has helped me realize just how integral sleep is to an optimal life. I have learned many strategies and have even purchased and replaced my lightbulbs with the Brilli bulbs highlighted in episode 3. Highly recommended!!

Ccf90210 ,

Great info!

Important content with engaging and intelligent voice. Ready to zzzz ...

Coacharla ,

Mind blowing for tips and tricks on sleep!!

I love all of the information provided regarding sleep! Mollie explains so many strategies. Everyone who sleeps (everyone) should listen to this!!! Thank you so much for making this podcast. What an incredible resource!👏🏼

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