#008: Mollie McGlocklin on Biohacking Sleep


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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.


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Skype: mollie.mcglocklin

Email: mollie@sleepisaskill.com

Cell: 917-613-6841

Check out The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast with Mollie McGlocklin on these platforms:

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Visit Mollie's Linktree for more exciting and useful information:

Join the waiting list for The Sleep Reset – A 45-Day Online

Experience Designed to Change the Way You Sleep Forever:

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art Book by James Nestor:

How Our Ancestors Formed Full Faces and Straight Teeth by Weston Price

The Circadian Code - Lose Weight, Supercharge Your Energy,

and Transform Your Health from Morning to Midnight Book by Satchin Panda Ph.D.:

Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life Book by

Suhas Kshirsagar, Michelle D. Seaton, Deepak Chopra:

Photon Infrared Therapy Light from Sauna Space

The better you sleep, the better you. – Oura Ring

About Eric Schleien:

Over the past decade, Eric has trained thousands of individuals, including board members of public companies as well as several Fortune 500 CEOs. Eric specializes in organizational culture and has become a leading authority on organizational culture in the investment industry.

Eric has been investing for 15 years and has been using breakthrough coaching methodologies for over a decade. Eric had the insight to combine proven coaching methodologies with shareholder activism techniques to create an entirely new model for shareholder activism that was more reliable and created greater sustainable results in a rapid period of time. On average, Tribal Leadership produces a 3-5x increase in profits of culturally troubled companies within an average of 24 months or less.

Eric currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.

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