May 21, 2020
Mollie McGlockin is the founder of Sleep is a Skill, a company that helps people optimize their sleep through a unique blend of technology, accountability, and behavioural change. She sheds light on such topics as circadian rhythms, social jetlag, and the importance of accountability in optimizing sleep.
The seed behind Sleep is a Skill was inadvertently planted after Mollie made the decision to become a digital nomad. Having already had many issues with sleep as a traditional businessperson, she quickly found that bringing her work on the road only increased her stress to the point where she became an insomniac. Mollie, through her own personal experiences, stumbled into discovering that “without sleep, nothing works.” After a long period of study, experimenting, collaboration with experts, and conducting numerous focus groups, Mollie founded Sleep is a Skill.
Mollie overcame her own sleep challenges by paying attention to her circadian rhythm. She encourages us not to underestimate the “ebb and flow” of our mind and body as it passes through each 24-hour cycle per day. It is important to decrease both our activity levels and light exposure as the sun goes down in order to stimulate better melatonin production, since our brains were never evolved to maintain intensity throughout the day, and especially not during the evening.
One of the most important services provided by Sleep is a Skill is an accountability group to help you track your own sleep improvement. This not only helps in motivating you to make some big lifestyle changes, but it makes a dramatic difference in the long run when you monitor your incremental changes day by day.
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About Mollie McGlocklin
Mollie is the creator of Sleep Is A Skill, a company that optimizes how people 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 psychology & human behavior, she went down the rabbit hole to solve her own 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.