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The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast

61 EpisodesProduced by Mollie McGlocklinWebsite

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 jour… read more

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060: Kashif Khan, founder of the DNA Company, How the Science of Genetics is the Key to Understanding the Impact of Lifestyle Choices on Your Sleep Health.

October 25th, 2021


Kashif Khan, founder and CEO of The DNA Company shares the science behind genetics and the impact our lifestyle choices have on DNA. Mollie and …

059: Dr. Neil Paulvin, NYC Functional Medicine Doctor, Talks Cutting-Edge Methods [Like Peptides & Spermidine] to Improve Sleep

October 19th, 2021



💤  How Dr. Neil began focusing on helping people improve their sleep and his approach

💤  Different ways to enter a sleep improvement journey and pricing

💤  The accessibility of functional medicine

💤   …

058: Dr. Patrick Porter, founder of BrainTap, How A Light-Filled Meditation Headset Can Improve Your Anxiety, Mindset, & Sleep!

October 4th, 2021


🧠 Brain Fitness 

🧠 Waves of Wellness 

🧠 Tech Assisted Meditation 

🧠  Sleeping Pills/ Prescription Medications do not entirely resolve sleeping …

056: Dr. Matt Dawson, CEO of Wild Health, Talks About Using a Holistic Approach and GENOMICS to Level Up Your Sleep

September 20th, 2021



😴  Background of Wild Health, why Dr. Matt Dawson started it, and how it can improve sleep.

😴  The use of cutting-edge science and the importance of connection to nature based on  

      ancient wisdom.

😴  Why …

055: Dr. Jeffrey Durmer, Official Sleep Coach of the US Olympic Team: How Concepts Like 'Sleep Banking' (+ More!) Can Have You Managing Your Sleep Like An Olympian!

September 13th, 2021



🧠 Sleep as a change in consciousness in which we spend a full third of our lives.

🧠 How sleep affects our day-to-day performance and our …

054: Elliot Roe, Mindset Coach, On Using Hypnotherapy as a Science-Backed Approach For Sleep [Plus How The Primed Mind App Can Help]

September 7th, 2021



💭  How Elliot entered into the world of hypnotherapy

💭 How hypnotherapy can help with sleep

💭 What hypnotherapy is 

💭 What the process of hypnotherapy looks like

💭 Why hypnotherapy works

💭 Whether …

053: Dr Mindy Pelz, Top Fasting Expert For Women: How Hormones & Fasting Can Impact Sleep & What To Do About It

August 30th, 2021



💬  How women can work with their cycles

💬  How did Dr. Mindy Pelz fall into this area and how hormones can affect sleep

💬  Dr. Mindy …

052: Tracy Duhs, Host of Hydrate Podcast & Founder of Sanctuary Wellness Experience: How Our Water and Thoughts Can Influence Sleep!

August 10th, 2021



Tracy Duhs is a modern wellness experience maker and educator and has pioneered an approach to health and wellness that integrates easily into people’s everyday lives, helping them build healthy and connected …

051: Ely Tsern, CEO of Bryte: Aims to be the Tesla of High-Tech Beds & Is Even Slept On By Matthew Walker!

July 20th, 2021


🛏️ How Ely became focused on sleep optimization 

🛏️ What led him to create Bryte beds

🛏️ The purpose and benefits of Bryte beds

🛏️ Ely’s own struggles with sleep

🛏️ What makes Bryte beds more comprehensive than other …

050: Dr. Amir Reuveny, CEO of Wesper: A New At-Home Tool to Help You Better Understand Your Sleep (And Guide You On What To Do About It!)

July 12th, 2021



😴 How Dr. Amir became focused on sleep health

😴 What led him to create his app, Wesper

😴 What is Wesper and how does it fill a gap in the market

😴 The importance of combining wellness and medical grade …

049: Prof Michael Gradisar, Surprising Research on the Impact of Technology on Sleep & The Virtual Wink Sleep Conference!

June 29th, 2021



💻  Michael’s background and how he came to be a sleep expert

💻  Why he created the Wink sleep conference

💻  What is the Wink sleep …

048: Dr. Joe DiDuro, Creator of ProNeurolight: Brain 🧠 Based Red Light For Deeper Sleep & Improved HRV

June 14th, 2021



Dr. Joe DiDuro is dedicated to helping people live a more fulfilling life. His passion is to help people by teaching them how they can create …

047: Robbie Bent, CEO of Inward Breathwork: Breathwork, Psychedelics, & Creating a Community Focused on Health & Wellness 🌿

June 6th, 2021



💭 Robbie’s story and what led him to create his organization

💭 Why the focus on breathwork for sleep 

💭 Recommendations for an approach to …

046: Dr. Eugene Sambataro, Dentist, Julian Center for Comprehensive Dentistry: The Ultimate Guide To Snoring & Sleep Apnea - Plus Cutting Edge Solutions!

May 12th, 2021



Dr. Gene Sambataro has been practicing dentistry for over 40 years with special interests in orthodontics, dental orthopedics, temporomandibular …

045: Karen Brody, Creator of Daring to Rest, Yoga Nidra Expert: How to Optimize Your Sleep Solely Using Your Mind & Body

May 11th, 2021



Karen Brody has taught the art of deep rest to thousands of women around the world and trained women to teach others in the art of rest …

044: Jeff Kahn, Co-Founder and CEO at Rise Science: A Science-Based App Aims To Improve Your Sleep & Daytime Performance Through Chronobiology!

May 3rd, 2021



Jeff Kahn is Co-Founder and CEO at Rise Science. The RISE app for better sleep and daily energy is the power behind your next best day.

Jeff and his Rise Science co-founder were the first to publish research on …

043: Ben Azadi, Keto Kamp Creator & Author of Keto Flex: Answers ALL Your Keto & Sleep Questions!

April 26th, 2021



In 2008, Ben Azadi went through a personal health transformation of shredding 80 pounds of pure fat. Ever since, Ben Azadi, FDN-P, has been on a mission to help 1 billion people live a healthier lifestyle. Ben is …

042: Nicole Carlson, Sunlighten: Why Infrared Heat Therapy Should Be A Part Of Your Sleep Journey!

April 20th, 2021



Nicole Carlson holds a degree in Psychology & Sociology as well as a certification in Functional Nutrition. She specializes in …

041: Colleen Cutcliffe, Ph.D., Co-Founder and CEO of Pendulum: Microbiome-derived Medicine, Control Blood Sugar & Improve Your Sleep [Particularly Wake-Ups!]

April 14th, 2021


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Colleen Cutcliffe, Ph.D., is co-founder and CEO of Pendulum …

040: Alf-Egil Bogen, CINO of Somnofy: Using Radar Tech To Track Your Sleep & Sleep Environment...aka The Future!

April 13th, 2021



Mr. Alf-Egil Bogen is a 28-year technology veteran, investor, co-founder, and Chief Marketing Officer at VitalThings as well as the Chief …

039: Shawn Wells, MPH, LDN, RD, CISSN, FISSN; Author of The Energy Formula - Getting to a Sleep State of Ease, Instead of Being in States of Dis‑Ease

March 29th, 2021



Shawn Wells MPH, LDN, RD, CISSN, FISSN is the world’s leading nutritional biochemist and expert on Health Optimization.

He has formulated over 500 …

038: Scott Donnell, CEO of Hapbee: The Device That Aims to Be the ‘Netflix of Feelings'...Including Sleepy Feelings!

March 23rd, 2021


Scott Donnell is the CEO at Hapbee Technologies, Inc, and a business leader who has dedicated his life to both physical and mental health. …

037: Jodi Cohen, CEO of Vibrant Blue Oils; Author of Healing with Essential Oils: Concoctions and Blends: A Science-Based Approach to Essential Oils

March 16th, 2021



Jodi Sternoff Cohen is a bestselling author and founder of Vibrant Blue Oils. She has helped over 70,000 clients heal from brain-related challenges, including anxiety, insomnia, and autoimmunity. Her website, …

036: Sameer Sontakey, Co-Founder and CEO of Biostrap, An All in One Biomarker Device, Meet Biostrap: The Wearable Sleep Tracker Disrupting the Wellness Industry

March 5th, 2021


Sameer Sontakey, co-founder and CEO of Biostrap has 10+ years of experience in software and product development. After a transformative …

035: Nina Collins, Author, Founder of The Woolfers, Sleep and Menopause: The Good, The Bad and Everything In Between (Plus A Little Comedic Relief!)

March 2nd, 2021



Nina Lorez Collins is a writer/entrepreneur and the founder of The Woolfer, a social platform and website for like-minded women over forty. The …

034: Christian Chasmer, Partner & COO of Vessel, At-Home Wellness Testing in the Palm of Your Hand!

February 15th, 2021


🧪 Future of Health Technology
🧪 Wellness Testing Kits You Can Use At Home
🧪 FINALLY an At Home Health Solution THAT WORKS 
🧪 Innovations Within the …

033: Dr. Ron Gharbo, HRV Expert: The circadian dance between your brain and heart

February 8th, 2021



Dr. Raouf (Ron) Gharbo completed his specialty residency medical training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at an elite program at The …

032: Mickey Beyer-Clausen, Co-Founder and CEO of Timeshifter: The BEST app to beat Jet Lag! [And how to use Timeshifting even in a pandemic]

January 26th, 2021



Mickey Beyer-Clausen is a Danish-born, New York-based serial entrepreneur. In the ’90s, he was one of the first to launch successful Internet …

031: Esther Blum, Nutritionist and Author of Cavewomen Don’t Get Sick: How Your Gut Health is Preventing You From Getting Restful Sleep

January 24th, 2021




🥗  Even Practitioners Struggle with Their Sleep Health Too!

🥗  The Dirty Secret Behind How Long Sleep Medications Actually Last in Your …

030: Kayla Osterhoff - MPH, PhDc, Health Optimization Practitioner & Entrepreneur: Biohack Your Way Into The Best Sleep of Your Life

January 19th, 2021



Kayla is a health scientist, professional athlete, entrepreneur, health optimization practitioner, and a global leader in integrative mind-body medicine. She is formally trained across the spectrum of health …

029: Joy Dushey, Founder of The Joyful Approach, Holistic Guide, Alchemist, Facilitator, Educator, Activist: What does emotional hygiene entail & how does it support great sleep?

January 19th, 2021



Joy is the founder of The Joyful Approach. She is a holistic guide, an alchemist, a profound facilitator in healing, an educator, and an …

028: Amy Killen MD, Sex & Sleep: The bidirectional relationship of the two and what can you do to improve your results in both areas?

January 8th, 2021



Amy Killen MD is an anti-aging and regenerative physician specializing in sexual 

optimization, aesthetics and longevity medicine. Board certified in emergency 

medicine with ten years of ER experience, Dr. Killen …

027: Dr. Lindsey Elmore, Founder of the Young Living Education, Podcaster and Wellness Expert - Ditch the Sleeping Pills and Discover the Holistic Approaches to Sleep

December 28th, 2020


There are a lot of pharmacists out there. There are numerous natural wellness experts, yoga teachers, business coaches, and social media influencers, but there is only one Lindsey Elmore. She helps people to take …

026: Julian Jagtenberg, Founder of Somnox, Welcome to The Future of Sleep: The World's First “The Sleep Robot”

December 22nd, 2020



Julian brings a passion for (soft) robotics to his role as Chief Marketing Officer and co-founder of Somnox, the world’s first sleep robot. …

025: Dr. Ty Canning, Psy.D. & Consultant at Lief Therapeutics, The Best HRV Training Wearable That Nobody Is Talking About! [FDA-Cleared & May Be Covered By Your Insurance!]

December 14th, 2020


Dr. Ty Canning, Psy.D., is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in behavioral sleep medicine and sexual wellness. The majority of his clinical …

024: Sergey Young, Founder of The $100 Million Longevity Vision Fund: What the man who aims to live to 200 is doing for his sleep!

December 8th, 2020


🧪What does the man who plans to live to 200 do for his sleep?

🧪Sergey's thoughts on sleep in the puzzle of longevity.

🧪Why does Sergey believe that you need to know your sleep numbers if you’re going to improve them? …

023: Dr. Kirk Parsley, aka Doc Parsley, aka Navy SEAL Sleep Doc! Learn how this former SEAL (and doctor!) approaches sleep with his Sleep Remedy!

November 24th, 2020


Symptoms of sleep deprivation and poor sleep quality. 

The poor relationship to sleep that the majority of SEALs had before starting sleep therapy.

How Doc Parsley helped the SEALS to improve their health and hormones by …

022: Dr. Casey Means, CMO & Co-founder Levels Health, How a continuous glucose monitor is key to improving your sleep & wakeups!

November 16th, 2020


Glucose and Sleep

What is glucose, and how does it affect your weight, health, and sleep?

Glucose and sleep quality are related.

Find out how you can avoid diseases by learning about how glucose works.

In what ways can I …

021: Tim Antos, CEO of Kokoon / Nightbuds, How a former insomniac made smart sleep earbuds & built a sleep coaching platform!

November 3rd, 2020


What is the relationship between sound and sleep?

What type of sounds are helpful with sleep, and how can it make your rest more enjoyable?

What audio …

020: Sarah Turner, Red Light Therapy Expert, Behind the Scenes @ Recharge & FlexBEAM (A Battery Run, Flexible Red Light Product!)

October 22nd, 2020


Circadian Biology, “it’s something we need to pay attention to” 

Sunlight in today’s world, do we get enough sunlight? 

Why is sunlight important and …

019: Elizabeth Grojean, Founder of Baloo Living, Weighted Blankets 101: Every Question Answered!

September 28th, 2020



  • Weighted blankets don't have many studies behind them so what we know is largely from user-feedback.
  • Users speak to reduced anxiety and …

018: Todd White, CEO of Dry Farm Wines, "The Ultimate Biohackers Wine": Why most traditional wines are high in both sugar & alcohol and stand to wreck your sleep...and what to do about.

September 14th, 2020


Key Takeaways:

  • In contrast to common belief, wines are mostly not natural. Only less than 1% of the wines produced on the planet are natural.
  • The sugar …

017: Nir Eyal, Bestselling Author of Indistractable & Hooked, Teaches us how to manage our days to prioritize sleep (7 days a week!) in a highly distractable world. *Spoiler: It is possible!

September 8th, 2020


What is Distraction?
- What is the opposite of distraction?
- Most people will answer 'Focus', but that isn't quite correct.
- The answer is *Traction*
- …

016: Ellen Vora MD, Functional Medicine Psychiatrist, Provides A Modern Approach to Mental Health & Sleep Beyond Pharmaceuticals

August 21st, 2020


In this episode, we discuss:

🩺How Dr. Vora came to create this new approach to mental health.

🩺Outlining how she approaches the topic of sleep with her patients and why it’s one of the first places that she begins in …

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

August 3rd, 2020


In this episode, we discuss:

💙Background on Deborah & Heartmath
💙What is Heartmath? How do their products help with stress & sleep? How do people use the training in daily life and what it is measuring?
💙 What …

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

July 27th, 2020


📈How Kara Collier came to be so passionate about glucose and health

📈Information from Kara about glucose and sleep: how are those two things …

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

July 13th, 2020


In this episode, we discuss:
🌬️Why Dr. Bausek is passionate about this topic (and how she tracks her sleep in her own life)
🌬️How does having an actual contraption to strengthen our respiratory muscles benefit us versus …

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

July 5th, 2020


In this episode, we discuss:

❄️The backstory on how Tara and her husband invented the Chilipad

❄️Explains why nocturnal body temperature is so crucial …

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

June 2nd, 2020



In this episode, we discuss:

🧠Ariel Garten’s story on how she created the Muse

🧠Why Ariel evolved this product beyond meditation to …

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

May 22nd, 2020


In this episode, we discuss:

🦍David Samson’s origin story. How did he become the rockstar of sleep & human and non-human primates?!

🦍Investigating the link between sleep, health, and cognition in human and non-human …

009: Dr. June Chin, author of Cannabis & CBD, teaches how THC & CBD can be used to support our sleep

May 15th, 2020


In this episode, we discuss:

* Discussions about chronic pain & cannabis/CBD

*ABCs of Cannabis & CBD: What are some of the things that people might want to look to based on various things that they might be …

008: Alisa Vitti, bestselling author & creator of The Cycle Syncing Method, how our infradian rhythm can impact our sleep

May 9th, 2020


In this episode, we discuss:

*Alisa Vitti's journey towards creating FloLiving & The Cycle Syncing Method

*Discussions on stress level, what that does to sleep, & how you can manage it

*What Alisa sees when she …

007: Dr. Jamie Seeman, creator of Doctor Fit & Fabulous, Discusses How Hormones, Keto, & Glucose Impact Sleep!

May 1st, 2020


In this episode, we discuss:

* Dr. Jamie Seeman breaks down the correlation between glucose and sleep

*How and why it is transformative to get a continuous glucose monitor and new startups that allow you to bypass the red …

006: Dr. Eric Nofzinger, creator of Ebb Sleep, teaches how cooling a hyperaroused brain can help us sleep at night!

April 23rd, 2020


In this episode, we discuss:
*Why Dr. Eric Nofzinger created a company like this one to support insomnia sufferers
*The concept of temperature and sleep
*Does Dr. Eric Nofzinger see a real dramatic change in the layout of …

004: Handel Group, Laurie Gerber: How LYING is keeping you from sleeping at night!

March 27th, 2020


In this episode, we discuss:

  • The Handel Method
  • How lying can affect your sleep
  • Practical ways to stop lying
  • The power of focusing on what you do want in …

003: Science Behind Circadian Rhythm Lighting w/ Brilli, Dr. Doug Steel & Jill Sherman

March 24th, 2020


In this episode, we discuss:


- How light affects sleep

- Function of sleep

- How modern life gets in the way of sleep

- Harmful effects of blue light

- …

002: Dr. Jamie Zeitzer, Stanford U. & CMO Lumos Flux, Light Therapy & Sleep!

March 19th, 2020


A clinical champion and pioneer in the field of light therapy and circadian rhythms, Dr. Jamie Zeitzer is a research professor at Stanford's Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, a member of Stanford Bio-X and Chief …

001: The World Sleep Society Answers All Your Sleep Questions! #WorldSleepDay

March 13th, 2020


In this episode, we discuss:

World Sleep Society's mission
Diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders
Sleep differences between men and women
How sleep changes with aging
Purpose of World Sleep Day
How to talk to your doctor …

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