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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


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

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 her patient assessment 

🩺A thorough breakdown of her process including initial sleep screenings, sleep habit rundown, and an overview of the fundamentals.

🩺Dr. Vora’s thoughts on CBT-I (Insomnia) and beyond. 

🩺Her ancestral mindset and approach to sleep

🩺Thoughts on sleeping pills and anti-anxiety medications for sleep 

🩺Applying testing from a functional medicine perspective to mental health

🩺Dr. Vora’s online small groups around mental health

🩺Discussions on the topic of anxiety, depression, bipolar and light’s connection to them all


Twitter: @ellenvoramd
Linkedin: Ellen Vora
Instagram: @ellenvoramd



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