Relationship with Sleep, We All Need a Coach and Managing Shift Work with Mollie McGlocklin

Episode 64

Relationship with Sleep, We All Need a Coach and Managing Shift Work with Mollie McGlocklin

In this episode, I speak with 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. With a background in behavioral change from The Nonverbal Group, she became fascinated with chronobiology and its practical application to sleep and our overall experience of life.

Topics Discussed:

Opportunity to Re-Write Narrative Around Sleep

Burning the Candle

Self-Narratives Around Sleep and ‘Who I am’

Symptomatic Issues to Look For

Sleep Deprivation Crosses Demographics

Gradual Steps to Reclaim Sleep

Setting Up a Good Environment

Turning Down Over-Active Mind

Trojan Horse Effect

Sleep is a Skill & Why this Mindset Matters

Value of Wearables

Journaling is a Great Skill

Sleep Can Stabilize Hormonal Health

Have a Framework to Reclaim Sleep

Create the Habits to Produce Rest

Working with Shift Workers

Handling Open Loops

Value of Gratitude

Benefit of Accountability Partners

Manage Travel, Time Zones & Sleep (Time Shifter app)

Instagram: @molliemcglockin




Listening To:

Huberman Lab Podcast


Red Light Therapy


TimeShifter App


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