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The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast

57 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


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


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 technology-enabled sleep behavior modification over a decade ago, and have recently completed the largest known study on sleep and real-world job performance across the NFL and sales teams.

Jeff's research and work have been featured in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and The Wall Street Journal, and on ESPN, NBC, CBS, and Fox Sports. Jeff holds a B.S. in Health Systems Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Design & Innovation from Northwestern University.

Episode Links:

@jfkahn / @risescience


Show Notes:

💭Jeff’s Story behind His Inspiration on Creating Rise Science

💭Sleep is Like Oxygen

💭The Two Levers to Determine How Awake and Alert Are You

💭How the RISE App Works

💭Everyone Has Their Own Biological Sleep Need

💭RISE’s Support Team Helps You Make Your Sleep Improvement More Accessible

💭The Two Factor Model: Sleep Debt and Circadian Rhythm

💭Losing One Hour of Sleep per Night for a Week Equals to Being at the Legal Limit of Alcohol

💭Do Not Trust Your Own Judgement on Sleepiness: Slightly Sleepy Could be Severely Sleep Deprived

💭This Is Why Everyone Should Have Access to Their Sleep Needs

💭The Combination of Science and Productivity Feature on Rise Science Will Help You Navigate Your Energy Level in Real-Time

💭Jeff’s Nightly Routine and Strategy When Things Don’t Go Right

💭Future Plans for Rise Science and Where You Can Find More Information on Rise Science


“sleep is like oxygen. When you get less sleep than you need every single aspect about how your function starts deteriorating, the same way that if I were to choke you out, that would happen.”


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