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99: Sleep Is A Skill with Mollie McGlocklin

Jun 22, 2021 | Season 3


Mollie McGlocklin is the creator, and lead behavioral change coach at Sleep Is A Skill, 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 skillset of sleep. In this episode she discusses the epidemic of sleep deprivation, biohacks for altering your circadian rhythm, why you should invest in your “sleep capital”, the topic of chronobiology, the pros and cons of using sleep trackers and her top tips to get a good night's sleep.


2:38 Mollie McGlocklin's bio

3:12 Welcome Mollie to the show!

6:08 How she got interested in sleep

10:44 The main driver of sleep deprivation

14:50 Biohack for altered Circadian Rhythm

22:36 Discovering sleep quality with OURA ring

24:30 Investing in your “sleep capital”

26:20 Balancing indoor and outdoor light

31:01 Tech to optimize light exposure

33:06 NASA Studies on lighting

35:45 Factors that affect body temperature

37:26 Addressing ‘thought timing’

41:04 Sleep Chronotypes

43:15 Sleep Study University of Colorado

45:48 How to shift your sleep schedule

49:15 What are sleep meds doing to us?

54:39 Lauren’s altered sleep data during COV**

56:14 Bias amongst sleep trackers

59:09 Her final piece of advice

1:03:10 Where to find Mollie

1:05:51 Thanks for tuning in!


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