Episode Description

In today's episode, Eric Schleien sits down with guest Mollie McGlocklin, the creator of the company Sleep Is A Skill. They'll be talking everything about sleep, the parts of a modern-day lifestyle that damage sleep, and all the natural contributing elements of our body that help understand our accountability to our own sleeping behavior, and plenty more.

By learning how to solve her own problems with sleep, Mollie talks about one facet of the approach needed for better sleep that includes our glucose levels, manners of eating and sleeping, and the sun that, unknown to many, affects our body's circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythm is the sleep-wake cycle and repeats on each rotation of the Earth roughly every 24 hours.

As you tune in deeper, listen to what Mollie explains about chronobiology, blue and red light exposure, sleep technologies, the ample amount of accessible resources from her Sleep Is A Skill site, and the easy as cake habit changes that she suggests everyone try in order to better address sleep deprivation with little to zero cost and effort.

About Mollie McGlocklin:

Mollie McGlocklin is the creator of Sleep Is A Skill, a company that optimizes people's 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 behavioral change, she went down the rabbit hole to solve her 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.

Outline of the episode:

  • [04:59] "It started by solving my own problem."
  • [06:53] On Mollie's Monday Obsession and the process of approaching her sleep issue.
  • [10:02] Glucose and its circadian rhythm.
  • [13:38] It's weird – what is mouth taping?
  • [22:42] Blue light amount from common day devices.
  • [23:26] On the other hand, Red light…
  • [26:26] The cue of the sun and its temperature to you and your sleep.
  • [29:33] Sleep 2020: Bright days, dark nights.
  • [31:55] A 2016 study by the WHO important in understanding sleep patterns.
  • [33:28] Basic takeaways for better sleep.

Episode Transcript

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Eric Schleien

Value Investor | Podcaster | Tribal Leader

Eric Schleien is a leading authority on ontological coaching and specializes in elevating organizational cultures leading to a natural increase in profits, productivity, and general effectiveness.