#256 Sleep is a Skill w/Mollie McGlocklin

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This week on the WW Podcast I spoke with Mollie McGlocklin. Mollie 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, wrote a popular weekly sleep newsletter for over four years, partnered with luxury hotels & lifestyle brands, and has appeared on over 150 podcasts.

Within our conversation, Mollie covers a multitude of topics revolving around SLEEP. Yes, today is all about the zzz’s.

On the surface level, we talk about Circadian Rhythms, Tracking, Behavioral Change, and Accountability.
On the deeper level, we get into the following… and more:

  • What is your circadian rhythm & why is it essential for your sleep, health, mood, and waistline?
  • How can the way & times that we eat, move, adjust our thermostats, see the sun, see darkness, connect with others, etc. — impact our sleep & our health?
  • Neurodegenerative illnesses like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and dementia have been linked to sleep deprivation. Why is that, and what can we do about it?
  • What are some of the newest sleep gadgets on the market? What’s worth investing in, and what isn’t? 

I enjoyed learning about the value of sleep through Mollie’s expertise and sound research.
I couldn’t leave this blog without landing these gems:

  • The majority of people spend a whopping 90% of their time indoors. Why does this matter? Because the more divorced we are of our natural rhythms, the more out of sync we get.
  • People that are regularly getting 6 hours of sleep are at a higher risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cognitive decline, and even death of ANY cause. Your mortality rate completely goes up… yikes.

I know you will learn so much from Mollie McGlocklin. 


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