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The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast

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 journey towards great health. . For years, my sleep was a problem in my life. When I went through my own challenging period of insomnia while traveling internationally, I felt like there was nowhere to turn. After obsessively learning all that I could about chronobiology and circadian rhythms — what I learned changed my life and I’m committed to sharing what I've learned (and continue to learn!). . Creator Bio: Mollie Eastman (McGlocklin) is the creator of Sleep Is A Skill, and the host of The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast. Sleep Is A Skill is 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 skill set 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. Knowing the difference between a life with sleep and without, she’s now dedicated her life to sharing the forgotten skill set of sleep. In the spirit of that goal, she has created the #2 sleep podcast, written a popular weekly sleep newsletter for over four years, partnered with luxury hotels & lifestyle brands, and has appeared on over 150 podcasts.

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082: Dr. Brian Curtis, Clinical Psychologist, Sleep Specialist & Founder of Honest Sleep LLC: Chronic Sleep Disruption & Its Direct Link To Mental Health
GUEST BIO: Brian Curtis, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and founder of Honest Sleep, LLC, a telehealth-based clinical practice specializing in the assessment and treatment of chronic insomnia and nightmare disorder. He has over 12 years of research experience in the field of sleep medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. Dr. Curtis received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and M.S. in Human Genetics from the University of Utah. Dr. Curtis’s work includes targeting comorbid sleep disruption for individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, and depression. As sleep disruption is transdiagnostic across most mental health concerns, Dr. Curtis is particularly interested in helping fellow therapists increase their competence in the assessment and treatment of sleep-related difficulties with their clients.SHOW NOTES: 😴 How Dr. Brian cured his chronic insomnia after suffering from it for 21 years and becoming a sleep specialist himself😴 How anxiety and sleep are interrelated😴 Sleep disturbances: anxiety, chronic stress, post-traumatic disorder 😴 Why sleep problems can persist despite successful anxiety treatment😴 During pre-sleep, we can experience anxiety in the forms of planning and worrying😴  Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep, stay asleep, or experience early morning wake ups😴 CBTI or cognitive behavioral therapy is the multi-component treatment considered as the gold standard for treating insomnia; It is skill-based and isn’t pills based 😴 What are the evidence-based strategies to manage the chronic cycle of anxiety-sleep disruption😴 How important is consistent bedtime and waking time?😴 What is paradoxical insomnia 😴 A typical night's sleep for Dr. CurtisSPONSOR:Huge shoutout to our sponsor: Biooptimizers!They are my nightly source for magnesium supplementationgo to www.magbreakthrough.com/sleepisaskill for the kind I use every night!Website: https://www.honestsleep.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/honest.sleep.llc Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianCurtisPhD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100075560074984 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-curtis-ph-d-a8853522b/ DISCLAIMER:The information contained on this podcast, our website, newsletter, and the resources available for download are not intended as, and shall not be understood or construed as, medical or health advice. The information contained on these platforms is not a substitute for medical or health advice from a professional who is aware of the facts and circumstances of your individual situation.
59:55 09/26/2022
081: Dr. Chris Winter, Bestselling Author, Neurologist & Sleep Specialist: Sleep Myths And Misconceptions That Keep You From Achieving Recovery And Great Sleep
GUEST BIO: Dr. Christopher Winter has practiced sleep medicine and neurology in Charlottesville, Virginia since 2004, but has been involved with sleep medicine and sleep research since 1993. Currently, he is the owner of Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine clinic and CNSM Consulting. He is the author of The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep Is Broken and How To Fix It as well as The Rested Child: Why Your Tired, Wired or Irritable Child May Have A Sleep Disorder--And How To Help. In addition to working with numerous professional sports organizations to help their athletes optimize sleep, he is the host of the podcast Sleeping Around with Dr. Chris Winter as well as the Sleep.com series Sleeping Around with Dr. Chris Winter.SHOW NOTES: 🛌 Dr. Chris Winter, the author of The Sleep Solution, narrates his book in the audiobook version🛌 Addressing sleep disorders and misconceptions🛌 To solve the problem, we must define the issue correctly. We must define it as not sleeping when I want to, not sleeping in the way I want to, or I dont feel good in the morning. 🛌 Sleep medicine offers solutions to fix sleep disorders, as long as patients are willing to discuss their problems openly with their doctors.🛌 What are Dr. Winter's thoughts on sleep tracking technology🛌 Home sleep testing vs. lab sleep testing🛌 What is Dr. Winter's routine for getting to sleep at night and waking up in the morning?🛌 Hot flashes during sleep: Dr. Winter's recommendation🛌 Finding the difference between not feeling your best and being dysfunctional Website: www.wchriswinter.comInstagram: @drchriswinterTwitter: @drchriswinterLinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/w-christopher-winter-md-121b1a23/DISCLAIMER:The information contained on this podcast, our website, newsletter, and the resources available for download are not intended as, and shall not be understood or construed as, medical or health advice. The information contained on these platforms is not a substitute for medical or health advice from a professional who is aware of the facts and circumstances of your individual situation.
51:09 09/23/2022
080: Dr. Azure Grant, Physiology & Biological Rhythms Researcher: New Crescent App Helps You Optimize Your Sleep (Plus Learn How Your Menstrual Cycle Impacts Your Sleep!)
🧘How your bodily rhythms relate to your sleep and overall health.🧘Three types of rhythms: Ultradian, Circadian, and Infradian.🧘How your ovulatory cycle impacts sleep.🧘How to live in alignment with seasonal rhythms.🧘How technology and coaches can help you improve your sleep.🧘The benefits of self-tracking your sleep.🧘Why you may want to work with a professional to help improve your sleep.🧘How Crescent Health’s wearable data trackers can help you become aware of your sleep quality.EPISODE LINKS:Website:  www.azuregrant.comInstagram: https://www.instagram/scoopmesciTwitter: https://twitter.com/azuredominiqueLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/azure-grant-1236767aPromo: Use code sleepisaskill10 to get a 'skip the line' plus 10% off the first month at www.crescent.co/signupDISCLAIMER:The information contained on this podcast, our website, newsletter, and the resources available for download are not intended as, and shall not be understood or construed as, medical or health advice. The information contained on these platforms is not a substitute for medical or health advice from a professional who is aware of the facts and circumstances of your individual situation.
53:08 09/19/2022
079: Danielle Hamilton, Blood Sugar Expert: Blood Sugar & Sleep 101 Using CGMs & Sleep Trackers To Improve Health & Sleep As A Whole!
Blood sugar levels can directly impact our sleep and vice versa. Sleep deprivation can lead to insulin resistance and other health problems.In this episode, Danielle Hamilton, a Holistic Nutritionist specializing in blood sugar regulation, joins us to help demystify this connection between blood sugar and sleep! She is also the creator of the Blood Sugar Mastery Program and the host of the very successful, Unlock Your Sugar Shackles Podcast! For years, Danielle suffered from PCOS and the symptoms that come along with it. She tried many healthy options to regulate her hormonal imbalance, but these were not enough. That is until she learned about the connection between blood sugar & PCOS — not to mention her other health problems!Danielle discusses blood sugar management, what causes an increase in blood sugar levels and how it can affect our health and sleep. We also talk about ways to support stabilizing blood sugar with the help of continuous glucose monitoring, sleep trackers, food diet, and lifestyle change.It's essential to monitor your blood sugar regularly. Whether you have diabetes, insulin resistance, PCOS, cravings, or the many other symptoms that can come with blood sugar dysregulation. This will allow you to track your progress and make any needed adjustments.Listen now and learn how to restore your insulin sensitivity and overall health. GUEST BIO: Danielle Hamilton is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner & Restorative Wellness Practitioner who specializes in blood sugar regulation & digestion. She became interested in blood sugar issues when she learned that Insulin Resistance was at the root of her PCOS. She was able to reverse her PCOS, cystic acne, PMS & weight loss resistance by reversing Insulin Resistance. Her mission is to help others uncover their blood sugar & insulin issues (as most people don't know the early signs), as well as help them optimize digestion for low-carb diets. Dani promotes a holistic approach to reversing Insulin Resistance which goes beyond just changing macros. She is the host of the Unlock the Sugar Shackles Podcast and the creator of the Blood Sugar Mastery Program.SHOW NOTES: 🍬What sparked Danielle's interest in becoming a blood sugar specialist🍬Effects of glucose on health, well-being, and sleep🍬Can insulin resistance affect sleep?🍬What is the most common contributor to insulin resistance 🍬A lack of sleep results in increased production of the stress hormone cortisol in the body. 🍬 Some natural treatments for PCOS and hormone imbalance🍬What is healthy and unhealthy hunger? 🍬What types of diets can help lower and control blood sugar 🍬Snacking less frequently allows our body to rest between meals and reduces digestive stress. 🍬Why it is important to check your blood sugar regularly🍬Danielle’s night sleep routineAnd more!​SPONSOR: Huge shoutout to our sponsor: Biooptimizers! They are my nightly source for magnesium supplementation - go to www.magbreakthrough.com/sleepisaskill for the kind I use every night! Website: daniellehamiltonhealth.comInstagram:  @daniellehamiltonhealthFacebook: facebook.com/daniellehamiltonhealthDISCLAIMER:The information contained on this podcast, our website, newsletter, and the resources available for download are not intended as, and shall not be understood or construed as, medical or health advice. The information contained on these platforms is not a substitute for medical or health advice from a professional who is aware of the facts and circumstances of your individual situation.
55:28 08/29/2022
078: Dr. Anna Lembke, Bestselling Author, Psychiatrist & Stanford Professor: The Hidden Epidemic Of Benzodiazepines & How It’s Impacting Your Sleep
Benzodiazepines (often referred to as benzos) are often prescribed to treat anxiety, seizures, and sleep disorders. Some of the most common benzos include Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, and Valium. In this episode, the Author of “Dopamine Nation” & “Drug Dealer, MD,” Psychiatrist & Stanford professor Dr. Anna Lembke, joins us to discuss the sleep-related drug benzos and why it's called a "Hidden Epidemic." Dr. Lembke notes that between 1990 and 2012, the rate of benzo use increased, leading to widespread addiction and overdose rates.Dr. Lembke discusses her journey as a therapist specializing in addictions and explains the risks associated with long-term benzodiazepine use and the process of helping patients get off these hugely addictive drugs.  Thankfully, the latest neuroscience research has allowed her and others to understand better what's happening in the brain as we become addicted and what happens when we embark on the process of getting off of them.Benzodiazepines cause many physical changes in your body and brain. These can be unpleasant and frightening, but they can also be eased off gradually & responsibly with the support of trained professionals. If you or someone you know is struggling with long-term benzodiazepines, you will want to listen to this episode!GUEST BIO: Anna Lembke, MD is professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. A clinician scholar, she is the author of more than a hundred peer-reviewed publications, has testified before the United States House of Representatives and Senate, has served as an expert witness in federal and state opioid litigation, and is an internationally recognized leader in addiction medicine treatment and education.In 2016, she published Drug Dealer, MD – How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016), highlighted in the New York Times as one of the top five books to read to understand the opioid epidemic (Zuger, 2018).  Dr. Lembke appeared in the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, an unvarnished look at the impact of social media on our lives.  Her latest book, Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence (Dutton/Penguin Random House, August 2021), was an instant New York Times bestseller and explores how to moderate compulsive overconsumption in a dopamine-overloaded world.SHOW NOTES: 💊Dr. Anna Lembke's journey as a therapist specializing in addictions💊Dr. Lembke believed that healthcare providers need to be more educated about addiction treatment💊Why she is calling the addition of benzodiazepines a "hidden epidemic."💊What happens when benzos and opioids are combined💊Withdrawal symptoms of benzodiazepines  in some individuals💊What are the risks associated with benzodiazepine abuse, aside from cognitive impairment💊Benzodiazepines for treating insomnia💊How do we explore tapering safely and responsibly?💊Helpful resource: Ashton Manual and Benzodiazepines Alliance💊What is Dr. Lembke’s sleep-centric night and morning routineAnd more!​ Website: annalembke.comDISCLAIMER:The information contained on this podcast, our website, newsletter, and the resources available for download are not intended as, and shall not be understood or construed as, medical or health advice. The information contained on these platforms is not a substitute for medical or health advice from a professional who is aware of the facts and circumstances of your individual situation.
45:02 08/23/2022
077: Wade Lightheart, Co-founder & President of BiOptimizers: How Magnesium Supplements (+ Lifestyle!) Can Be Key In Aiding Sleep Problems
GUEST BIO: Wade Lightheart is an Author, Athlete, Nutritionist, and Expert in Fixing Digestion.3-Time Canadian national All Natural Bodybuilding Champion who competed as a vegetarian, former Mr. Universe Competitor, and host of The Awesome Health podcast, Wade Lightheart is one of the world’s premier authorities on Natural Nutrition and Training Methods. Having majored in Sports Science at the University of New Brunswick, he has authored numerous books on health, nutrition, and exercise which have sold in over 80 countries.Wade also serves as an advisor to the American Anti-Cancer Institute and is the Co-Founder and President of BiOptimizers, a digestive and health optimization company. He’s been in the health industry for over 25 years, coached thousands of clients, and is sought out by athletes and high-performance-oriented individuals worldwide for his advice on how to optimize their health and fitness levels. SHOW NOTES: 💊 Wade's history: From vegetarian bodybuilder to the owner of a supplement company💊 Double-blind study VS clinical research💊 How technological innovation impacts the circadian biological rhythms💊 A low level of physical activity affects sleep💊 Wade's sleep problems and his recovery💊 Can vitamins supplement an unhealthy diet💊 A destructive lifestyle and a lousy diet are connected to poor sleep💊 Why eating late negatively affects our sleep💊 How Wade's vitamin deficiency led him to discover the importance of magnesium in our body💊 What are the health benefits of magnesium and its different forms💊 Wade's nightly sleep routine And more!​SPONSOR: Huge shoutout to our sponsor: Biooptimizers! They are my nightly source for magnesium supplementation - go to www.magbreakthrough.com/sleepisaskill for the kind I use every night!EPISODE LINKS: Website: bioptimizers.comInstagram:  https://www.instagram.com/bioptimizers/Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BiOptimizers/QUOTES: "You can't supplement your way out of a bad lifestyle, but the right supplement to your lifestyle integrations can put you over the top."can't - Wade LightheartDISCLAIMER:The information contained on this podcast, our website, newsletter, and the resources available for download are not intended as, and shall not be understood or construed as, medical or health advice. The information contained on these platforms is not a substitute for medical or health advice from a professional who is aware of the facts and circumstances of your individual situation.
66:29 08/11/2022
076: Round Table: Dr. Jay Wiles & Biohacker Babes (Lauren Sambataro & Renee Belz): Nutrition, Circadian-Centric Meal-Timing, Fasting, & Biohacking Tech
GUEST BIO: Jay T. Wiles, Clinical Health Psychologist, HRV Subject Matter Expert, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Hanu Health. Dr. Jay is currently working as the Health Behavior Coordinator at WJB Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, SC and the Greenville Outpatient VA Clinic. He has specialized training in health behavior coaching, health assessment, nutritional interventions for mental and physical health, Motivational Interviewing, applied psychophysiology, and consultation. Dr. Wiles works as a consultant for companies/organizations, practitioners, and individual patients on nutritional psychology, health behavior change, applied psychophysiology, and health promotion/disease prevention via complementary and integrative practices. He is also Board Certified in Tai Chi for Rehabilitation.Biohacker babes, Lauren Sambataro and Renee Belz. Lauren and Renee grew up in a health-driven family that prioritized the fundamentals of wellness and self-care. Their father, Gene Sambataro, The Original Biohacker and pioneer of Holistic Dentistry, taught them the importance of individualization and experimentation from a very young age. Renee, a Certified Nutritional Consultant and Holistic Lifestyle Coach with a Master's degree in Nutrition, and Lauren, a Broadway performer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Functional Health Coach, feel a strong passion and drive to not only share each of their journeys toward wellness, but their strategy and motivation to discover our unique bodies through the world of Biohacking. Their podcast, the Biohacker Babes, aims to create insight into the body's natural healing abilities, strengthen your intuition, and empower you with techniques and modalities to optimize your health and wellness.SHOW NOTES: 😴 How your diet and meal-timing could impact your sleep😴 Circadian intermittent fasting & early time-restricted feeding😴 Jay's experience with  intermittent fasting and its effect on his glucose levels😴 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) and how it could help metabolic problems😴 How sleep quality could be improved by trying some new approaches😴 Dr. Jay and how our body responds in various situations using biohacking tech😴 Having used mouth tape, what are everyone’s thoughts about them?😴 Mouthtaping benefits re: promoting nasal breathing  😴 Renee warns you to remain cautious and get tested if you're not sure if you have sleep apnea or any other issues😴Lauren talks about bio-individuality and how the  best way for people to determine whether a product works for them is through their data and their own experiences.😴And more!​SPONSOR: Huge shoutout to our sponsor: Biooptimizers! They are my nightly source for magnesium supplementation - go to www.magbreakthrough.com/sleepisaskill for the kind I use every night!WEBSITE:https://www.drjaywiles.com/thebiohackerbabes.comINSTAGRAM:drjaywiles biohacker_babesFACEBOOK:https://www.facebook.com/biohackerbabes https://www.facebook.com/DrJayWilesDISCLAIMER:The information contained on this podcast, our website, newsletter, and the resources available for download are not intended as, and shall not be understood or construed as, medical or health advice. The information contained on these platforms is not a substitute for medical or health advice from a professional who is aware of the facts and circumstances of your individual situation.
83:00 08/08/2022
075: Dr. Michael Grandner, Behavioral Sleep Medicine All-Star (Cited Over 8k!): Shares six must-understand ingredients for healthy behavior change when it comes to getting great sleep!
💤 Difference between difficulty sleeping and a sleep disorder💤 Behavioral Sleep Specialists vs Sleep Physicians💤 Warnings about self-diagnosis through Dr. Google when dealing with sleep problems💤 The truth about stimulus control💤 The two significant factors that make it hard to get to sleep💤 Six ingredients for someone to make a healthy behavior change💤 How we can adequately utilize sleep tracker and sleep metrics💤 We must promote self-efficacy, helping people know both that they CAN improve their sleep along with the HOW💤 Why having a regular bedtime helps make wake-up time reliable💤 What has been Dr. Grandner's biggest change to his sleep gameAnd more!​ GUEST BIO:Dr. Grandner is the Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona, Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at the Banner-University Medical Center, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the UA College of Medicine, with joint appointments in the Departments of Medicine, Psychology (UA College of Science), Nutritional Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences), and Clinical Translational Science. In addition, he is a faculty member of the Neuroscience and Physiological Sciences Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs. He is certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and is a Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.His research focuses on how sleep and sleep-related behaviors are related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, neurocognitive functioning, mental health, and longevity. He has given hundreds of lectures and presentations on topics related to sleep and health, and he is frequently sought as an expert on sleep-related issues.He has published over 175 articles and chapters on issues relating to sleep and health, and his work has been cited over 8,000 times. He is associate editor of the journal Sleep Health. He serves on the editorial boards of the journals SLEEP, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Journal of Sleep Research, Frontiers in Neurology: Sleep and Circadian Rhythms, Sleep Advances, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, and other journals. He has served on both the Mental Health Task Force and Interassociation Taskforce for Sleep and Wellness for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Mental Health consensus committee for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and works to help improve sleep and performance in professional and non-professional athletes. He is a regular consultant on the topic of sleep health for organizations across the health, technology, and nutritional industries. He is a regular speaker on topics related to sleep and health for students, patients, corporations, and athletes, and has been invited multiple times to the National Institutes of Health, has served as an expert witness for civil, county, and federal cases, and has discussed issues related to sleep health at briefings for the US Congress.EPISODE LINKS:Website:  https://www.michaelgrandner.com/Instagram: @michaelgrandnerTwitter: https://twitter.com/michaelgrandnerLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/grandner/
57:10 07/26/2022
074: Dr. Michael P. Murphy, Physician of Sleep Medicine and ENT surgeon, Talks to Us About Snoring. Is it a Quality of Life Issue or a Health Issue?
🧘The 6 major categories of sleep.🧘The 2 most common sleep conditions: snoring and sleep apnea.🧘The relationship between weight gain/obesity and snoring/sleep apnea.🧘Snoring is a health issue, not just a quality of life issue.🧘What are your options if you are experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea?🧘How the STOP-Bang Questionnaire and Epworth Sleepiness Scale can help you determine whether you have sleep apnea.🧘How you can study your sleep at home.🧘Should you receive in-lab studies?🧘What are the solutions for these sleep conditions?🧘Possible benefits of palette expansion, especially in children.🧘Should you use mouth tape while you sleep?🧘How losing weight could help your sleep apnea. QUOTES:“It turns out that snoring is just not a quality of life issue. It can be a health issue as well.” EPISODE LINKS:Website: www.sleepcheckupmd.comInstagram: https://www.instagram/sleepcheckupmd Twitter: https://twitter.com/sleepcheckupmd DISCLAIMER:The information contained on this podcast, our website, newsletter, and the resources available for download are not intended as, and shall not be understood or construed as, medical or health advice. The information contained on these platforms is not a substitute for medical or health advice from a professional who is aware of the facts and circumstances of your individual situation.
65:30 06/28/2022
073: Dr. Wendy Troxel, Ph.D., Author of Sharing the Covers: Going Beyond A "Sleep Divorce"; Explore How To Get Better Quality Sleep As A Couple - Together Or Separate
🧘Do people sleep better together or apart?🧘The history of sleep and how cultural norms change the way we sleep throughout time.🧘The role of safety and security in sleep.🧘The psychological benefit of sharing a bed with your significant other.🧘Solutions for improving shared sleep.🧘Signs of sleep disorders and when to seek medical treatment.🧘How to communicate with your partner about ways to improve sleep.🧘Benefits of being well-slept.🧘How protecting and preserving sleep can be a powerful strategy for protecting and preserving our closest relationships.🧘How to create a bedtime ritual with your partner to promote relationship quality and sleep.QUOTES:“In many ways, I feel like sleep is a window…into sort of the most vulnerable aspects of our…existence.”“When you’re well slept, you’re a happier person. You’re healthier. You’re a better communicator. You’re less prone to conflict. You’re less prone to the development of mood disorders like depression and anxiety. And that plays a big role in the health of your relationship.”EPISODE LINKS:Website: www.wendytroxel.comInstagram: https://www.instagram/sharingthecoversTwitter: https://twitter.com/wendytroxelLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendy-troxel-b40080abDISCLAIMER:The information contained on this podcast, our website, newsletter, and the resources available for download are not intended as, and shall not be understood or construed as, medical or health advice. The information contained on these platforms is not a substitute for medical or health advice from a professional who is aware of the facts and circumstances of your individual situation.
55:24 05/09/2022
072: Jim Poole, the CEO of Solace Lifesciences, Talks About How the Patented Technology NuCalm Can Transform the Way You Sleep
🧘What is NuCalm? And how can this revolutionary, patented technology help your sleep?🧘Inventing a technology that quickly and safely relaxes the mind without side effects.🧘How NuCalm taps into your nervous system to calm you without using prescription or other types of drugs.🧘The connection between stress and sleep and how regulating one is vital for optimizing the other.🧘Discovering that sleep is about 80% dependent on the human stress response.​​🧘The ways in which NuCalm provides access to stress responses and helps improve sleep in the process.🧘How NuCalm was able to get the only patent in the world for balancing the human autonomic nervous system, which governs fear, stress, anxiety, depression, fight, or flight, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.🧘A description of what actually happens when you use NuCalm to improve your stress or sleep.🧘The three different ways in which NuCalm improves your sleep and how it is different from all other sleep optimization techniques.🧘Why it’s important for adults to dream and how NuCalm helps to make up for the GABA deficiencies that occur to most people as they age.🧘How NuCalm can help auxiliary issues that affect sleep, like PTSD or anxiety or other stress-related struggles.GUEST BIO:Jim Poole is the Chairman, President and CEO of Solace Lifesciences, Inc. He is an accomplished business executive with extensive experience in the healthcare, biotechnology, market research, dental, financial services, and IT industries. Since 2009 Mr. Poole has managed the strategic direction and ongoing operations of Solace Lifesciences, Inc., the neuroscience company that created the world’s first and only patented, clinically-proven platform that allows humans to change their mental state on-demand without drugs, without side effects, and without compromise.  In 2015, Solace Lifesciences, the maker of NuCalm®, was granted the world’s sole patent for “Systems and Methods for Balancing and Maintaining the Health of the Human Autonomic Nervous System.” A New York state native, Poole earned a BA in psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA in International Business & Marketing from Babson College.EPISODE LINKS:www.nucalm.comjim.poole@nucalm.comUse the Promo Code mm10off for 10% off a NuCalm product.DISCLAIMER:The information contained on this podcast, our website, newsletter, and the resources available for download are not intended as, and shall not be understood or construed as, medical or health advice. The information contained on these platforms is not a substitute for medical or health advice from a professional who is aware of the facts and circumstances of your individual situation.
69:54 04/26/2022
071: Barton Scott, founder of Upgraded Formulas, Discusses the Importance of Testing to Optimize Supplement Regiments and Improve All Aspects of Health and Sleep
💊Barton Scott shares the path that led him to found Upgraded Formulas, a supplement company with a “Test, Don’t Guess” mentality.💊How Upgraded Formulas is focused on helping people find the right supplements to optimize their sleep.💊The importance of treating the underlying cause of sleep and health problems instead of just treating the symptoms.💊What sets supplements and minerals from Upgraded Formulas apart from the products of other companies.​​💊A discussion on the particle size of a mineral and how that affects absorption, and by default, effectiveness in the body.💊The positive effects of magnesium on sleep optimization metrics like deep sleep, REM sleep, and other factors.💊Why it’s important to test your mineral levels on a regular basis to understand what your body needs for healthy sleep and other physical ailments.​​💊How Upgraded Formulas makes testing affordable and accessible to people who want to improve their sleep and health outcomes.​​💊Preparing yourself for testing and understanding that minerals are the building blocks of the hormones that regular your body.💊Hormones affect so many areas of your life from sleep to focus to sex drive.💊Barton shares his sleep routine and what supplements he’s personally taking to help optimize his sleep quality.GUEST BIO: Barton Scott was a chemical engineer and used this background coupled with being a nutritionist and researcher, to create Upgraded Formulas. Barton is passionate about helping people combat the stressors of daily life, the toxicity of the modern world, the utter lack of nutrients, and the mineral absorption issues that we all face, and he has made it his mission to reduce suffering by increasing the public’s understanding of the human body’s interrelationships. Upgraded Formulas also supports Charitywater.org in the great work they do!EPISODE LINKS:https://www.upgradedformulas.com/https://www.instagram.com/askbarton/https://twitter.com/itsbartonscotthttps://www.linkedin.com/in/1bartonscottbarton@upgradedformulas.com DISCLAIMER:The information contained on this podcast, our website, newsletter, and the resources available for download are not intended as, and shall not be understood or construed as, medical or health advice. The information contained on these platforms is not a substitute for medical or health advice from a professional who is aware of the facts and circumstances of your individual situation.
46:43 03/28/2022
070: Brian Richards, CEO of Sauna Space, Talks Optimizing Sleep and Health Through the Power of Heat, Infrared & Photobiomodulation
☀️How Brian’s physical and sleep health journey led to the birth of Sauna Space.☀️Addressing the symptoms of fatigue, acne, and other health issues through holistic means and the detoxification properties of sauna.☀️Looking back into history at the work of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, who invented the electric incandescent light bath and wrote the first book on light therapeutics.☀️Brian’s experiments into building his own light bath and experiencing great sleep when he did light therapy right before bed.☀️Getting rid of all his sleep problems and the other unexpected benefits Brian experienced while using light therapy.☀️How Sauna Space grew from building small light therapy units for friends and family into a business with over 40 employees and multiple products.☀️The studies that support the health and regenerative properties of red and near-infrared light therapy.​​☀️Taking the knowledge gleaned from scientific studies and turning it into a product that people can use at home.☀️Sauna acts similarly to cold therapy to regulate body temperature and improve sleep results.☀️How the various detoxifying aspects of sauna help with quality of sleep.​​☀️A new breakthrough in using photobiomodulation to optimize sleep through mitochondrial melatonin.☀️What makes the indoor environment so stressful to humans and what people can do to make it more naturalistic.☀️The importance of flickering when it comes to light, how it’s connected to things like migraines, insomnia, and depression, and what Sauna Space is doing about it.☀️Why lack of sleep and mind-racing is related to unnatural light and sources of EMF that didn’t exist even a hundred years ago.GUEST BIO: Brian Richards is a nationally known expert in sauna therapy, light therapy, and EMF science. In 2013, he founded SaunaSpace, a company that combines cutting-edge infrared technology with the age-old practice of sauna. In 2008, Brian faced an important health decision: start taking pharmaceuticals for acne, insomnia, and adrenal fatigue OR try full-spectrum sauna therapy coupled with ancestral practices like clean diet, proper sleep, and yoga. By opting for the natural approach, Brian rapidly transformed his health. This life-changing experience inspired him to create SaunaSpace. In 2013, he founded SaunaSpace, a company that combines cutting-edge infrared technology with the age-old practice of sauna. In his journey to develop the perfect product, Brian has immersed himself in the science and research behind light, heat, electromagnetism and the human body. Thirteen years later, he brings a refreshing approach to natural living, biohacking and natural health transformation.EPISODE LINKS:https://sauna.space/?rfsn=4195269.19fecehttps://www.instagram.com/saunaspace/https://twitter.com/SaunaSpacehttps://www.facebook.com/saunaspace/https://www.linkedin.com/company/saunaspaceDISCLAIMER:The information contained on this podcast, our website, newsletter, and the resources available for download are not intended as, and shall not be understood or construed as, medical or health advice. The information contained on these platforms is not a substitute for medical or health advice from a professional who is aware of the facts and circumstances of your individual situation.
51:01 02/28/2022
069: Frank Llosa, CEO and Founder of KetoneAid, Discusses Upleveling Your Sleep Quality by Replacing Caffeine and Alcohol with Ketone Ester Drinks
💪What is a Ketone Ester and how is it different from a ketogenic diet?💪The roadblocks Frank and his team faced in order to bring a Ketone Ester product to the consumer market.💪How KetoneAid can potentially help deep sleep and sleep optimization.💪Using KetoneAid for energy and better sleep if you’re not on a ketogenic diet.💪The important way in which drinking Ketone Ester products is different from being in ketosis through diet.​​💪How KetoneAid helps athletes reach their maximum potential including impacting their sleep protocols.💪The incredible results from a clinical trial that tested professional cyclists taking Ketone Esters at different times of the day, including right before bed.​​💪A Tour de France rider’s experience with KetoneAid and his shocking HRV readings after a night of incredible sleep.💪The delicate balance of ketones required for optimal sleep metrics.💪Caffeine’s disastrous effects on sleep and how KetoneAid can provide better energy and better sleep results.💪The difference between caffeine energy and KetoneAid energy.💪Meal-timing and how it can affect the amount of KetoneAid required to make a difference in your energy levels.💪An exciting new development in alcoholic drinks: ethanol-free alcohol and why that matters.💪KetoneAid introduces a brand called Hard Ketones which makes hard seltzer and a canned G&T that is nothing like the alcohol you’ve tried before.💪How Hard Ketones are different from traditional alcohol and why that’s extremely important for your sleep and well-beingGUEST BIO: KetoneAid was founded by Frank Llosa, a serial entrepreneur who has an incredible track record of success in a number of fields from real estate, to highly technical photography for National Geographic, to one of the first cloud-based storage systems available to the public. Mr. Llosa was also an elite Division I track athlete who currently incorporates biohacking to stay competitive in all his endeavors.EPISODE LINKS:https://shop.ketoneaid.com/https://www.instagram.com/hardketones/https://www.instagram.com/ketoneaid/
51:15 02/21/2022
068: Dr. Jay Wiles, Founder of Hanu Health, Demystifies HRV (Heart Rate Variability) and Gives Insider Tips on Upleveling Your HRV Scores
🫀Dr. Jay Wiles discusses his professional background and how he became an expert on Heart Rate Variability.🫀What does Heart Rate Variability (HRV) actually mean and why is it important?🫀How HRV is related to sleep and the devices that help you keep track of it.🫀The activities and situations that can affect your HRV and why variability is vital for general health and sleep optimization.🫀HRV is a proxy that allows people to examine the human stress response and changes in the autonomic nervous system which are important for sleep.🫀A discussion on “high” vs “low” HRV scores and whether there’s any validity to normative metrics.🫀How to make sense of your own HRV data to assess your personal healthy HRV and sleep metrics.🫀Understanding what it means when your HRV score drops or increases and how to make HRV data practical for your sleep and health.​​🫀The reasons for working to improve your HRV and the things you can do to achieve an increase.🫀How a higher HRV score can positively affect your health, wellbeing, and sleep.🫀A discussion on how things like alcohol and THC can affect your HRV score.🫀Is it really possible to shift your HRV baseline?🫀The work Dr. Wiles is doing with Hanu Health on breathwork and improving HRV.GUEST BIO: Dr. Jay T. Wiles is a clinical health psychologist, currently working as the Health Behavior Coordinator at WJB Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, SC and the Greenville Outpatient VA Clinic. He has specialized training in health behavior coaching, health assessment, nutritional interventions for mental and physical health, Motivational Interviewing, applied psychophysiology, and consultation. Dr. Wiles works as a consultant for companies/organizations, practitioners, and individual patients on nutritional psychology, health behavior change, applied psychophysiology, and health promotion/disease prevention via complementary and integrative practices. Dr. Wiles is passionate about education and consultation with patients and organizations in an effort to increase health outcomes through focusing on prevention and well-being, as opposed to disease and symptom mitigation. EPISODE LINKS:https://www.hanuhealth.com/https://www.drjaywiles.com/https://www.thrive-wellness.com/https://www.instagram.com/drjaywiles/
69:03 02/15/2022
067: Dr. Richard Bedlack and Dr. Wissam Mansour of the Duke ALS Clinic Explain the Connection Between ALS and Sleep and Discuss Research Efforts Into ALS Reversals
🧬 How Dr. Richard Bedlack came to ALS research and why he developed a multi-disciplinary team at Duke for ALS care.🧬 Dr. Wissam Mansour’s journey from pulmonary critical care, to sleep training, to joining Dr. Bedlack’s ALS team at Duke.🧬 Exploring the possible connection between ALS and sleep disorders🧬 Sleep-related breathing disorders, insomnia, and sleep movement disorders in ALS patients🧬 How sleep disorders can potentially impact quality of life and length of life in people with ALS🧬 The genetic factors that link ALS, sleep-wake cycles, and parts of the brain involved in sleep.🧬 Screening ALS patients for general sleep problems and dealing with ALS-specific sleep disorders🧬 How accumulating CO2 levels during an ALS patient’s sleep can cause other serious health issues🧬 The importance of proactive measures for treating sleep problems in ALS patients🧬 Demystifying the types of non-invasive ventilation options for people with ALS 🧬 Dr. Bedlack discusses his experience with alternative and off-label therapies for ALS 🧬 Creating the ALSUntangled program to investigate alternative therapies and provide patients with a better understanding of treatment options🧬 Dr. Bedlack’s research into ALS reversals and patients who have completely recovered from the disease🧬 How melatonin, a supplement usually taken for sleep regulation, can suppress neuroinflammation that can be relevant to ALS🧬 The potential link between poor sleep quality and other disorders like Parkinson’s and ALS🧬 The far-reaching impacts of ALS on sleep, both for the patients and their families🧬 A discussion on the value of wearables to track sleep metrics for ALS patients🧬 The variety of ALS symptoms that can affect sleep quality🧬 Dr. Bedlack and Dr. Mansour share their personal sleep routines and what is on their nightstands right nowGUEST BIOS: Dr. Richard Bedlack is a Professor of Neurology at Duke and Director of the Duke ALS Clinic. He has won awards for teaching and patient care, including best Neurology teacher at Duke, Health Care Hero, Strength Hope and Caring Award, America’s Best Doctor, the American Academy of Neurology Patient Advocate of the Year, and the Rasmussen ALS Patient Advocate of the Year. He has received ALS research grants, participated in ALS clinical trials, and published more than 100 ALS articles.  He is the leader of the international ALSUntangled program which utilizes social networking to investigate alternative and off-label treatment options for patients with ALS, and the leader of the ALS Reversals program which attempts to understand why some people with ALS recover from it, and to make this happen more often. He lives in Durham, North Carolina with his wife Shelly and two mischievous cats.Dr. Wissam Mansour is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine at Duke University. His clinical and research interests are focused on sleep-related breathing disorders and neuromuscular lung disease. He is particularly interested in advancing our understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms leading to sleep-disordered breathing and allowing for a more targeted treatment approach.EPISODE LINKS:Website:www.dukealsclinic.orgEmail: Richard.bedlack@duke.eduwissam.mansour@duke.edu
61:37 02/07/2022
066: Dr. Michael Breus, aka The Sleep Doctor and Author of The Power of When, Provides a Masterclass in Biohacking Your Sleep By Identifying Your Chronotype
⏱️ How looking for a residency in athletic psychology led Dr. Breus to sleep research.⏱️ What makes Dr. Breus uniquely qualified to share his sleep expertise.⏱️ The definition of chronotypes and why your individual chronotype matters for your sleep quality.​​⏱️ How Dr. Breus’ book, The Power of When, revolutionized the understanding of chronotypes of all aspects of life, including sleep regulation.⏱️ Dr. Breus’ specialty and how failing with an insomnia patient caused a breakthrough in his treatment style.⏱️ How your genetics dictate your chronotype and what that means for your sleep cycle.⏱️ The four chronotypes and how you can identify which one you are to use biohacking techniques for sleep and other activities.⏱️ How your chronotype can change based on your life stage and how that adjusts your sleep schedule.​​⏱️ The way your chronotype affects your hormones and what that means for your life and sleep.⏱️ Why light is important for your circadian rhythm and how sunlight differs from artificial light.⏱️ Using the Time Shifter app to control your light exposure and reduce jet lag.⏱️ How chronobiology can be used by medical professionals to improve diagnostics.⏱️ What to do about your sleep schedule if you are a dolphin chronotype.⏱️ Dr. Breus addresses the myth that every person needs eight hours of sleep and how to identify your personal sleep needs.⏱️ Which chronotypes are allowed to nap during the day and which are not.​​⏱️ Dr. Breus shares his sleep personal sleep routine and why power hour is the most important part of your sleep schedule.⏱️ Thoughts on sleep hygiene and how its importance varies from person to person.⏱️ Special products for sleep that Dr. Breus has tested and his thoughts on them.⏱️ Discussion of Dr. Breus’ new book, Energize!, which came out on December 14th and connects chronotype to body type so that you can have the energy to achieve your goals.BIO: Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a double board-certified Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Sleep Specialist. He is one of only 168 psychologists in the world to have taken and passed the Sleep Medicine Boards without going to Medical School. Dr. Breus is the author of many books including The Power of When, which is a groundbreaking bio-hacking book proving that there is a perfect time to do everything, based on your biological chronotype (early bird or night owl). He has a new book out called Energize! which combines chronotypes with body types to optimize your exercise routine and give you the energy to achieve your goals.EPISODE LINKS:Websites:http://thesleepdoctor.comhttps://energizemyself.comEmail: dr.breus@gmail.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesleepdoctorTwitter:https://twitter.com/thesleepdoctorInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/thesleepdoctor/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thesleepdoctorPODCAST SPONSOR: SoulCBD https://www.mysoulcbd.com/sleepisaskill
57:17 12/20/2021
065: Nick Coetzee, Founder of Mychondria: Using Red Light Therapy to Optimize the Circadian Rhythm and Improve Sleep Quality 🚨
🔴 Nick’s story and what led him to create his organization🔴 Why did they focus on red light therapy🔴 The mechanisms by which red light therapy can help to improve sleep🔴 How Nick reduces blue light exposure before sleep and his sleep routine🔴 When to use red light therapy🔴 Choosing a red light device🔴 Nick discusses how red light therapy can increase testosterone levels and improve fertility🔴 Infrared exposure for protection from the sun’s UV rays🔴 Infrared exposure for reducing inflammation🔴 Nature is your compass when it comes to healthBio:Nick Coetzee is the founder of Mychondria, a red light therapy company. He has a BSc in Sports Science (undergraduate) and a BSc Hons. in Biokinetics (postgraduate).PODCAST SPONSOR: SoulCBD https://www.mysoulcbd.com/sleepisaskill
45:18 11/30/2021
064: Danielle Ryan Broida, RH, National Educator at Four Sigmatic: Foraging for Fungi, A Holistic Sleep Guide to Mushrooms and Healthy Living
BIO: Danielle Ryan Broida, RH (AHG) is a key player in the worldwide mushroom movement. As a Registered Herbalist (RH) of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG), Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Instructor of Mycology, and National Educator of Four Sigmatic, Danielle is teaching the world about the importance of life on functional mushrooms. Prior to joining forces with Four Sigmatic, she received her BA in Environmental Studies and Philosophy from Whitman College. She has studied everything from Ayurveda in India to learning from a Naturopathic Doctor in Indonesia where she became a Certified Raw Chef and Detox Coach. She then completed her graduate studies at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism (CSCH), and since then she has opened a private practice where she has worked with hundreds of clients specializing in functional mushroom-based treatment for individuals with autoimmune conditions and chronic illness. Danielle brings her passion and expertise in herbal medicine, clinical practice, teaching, formulation, and her deep love for fungi to everything she does.  EPISODE LINKS: USE CODE: ‘SLEEPISASKILL” for 10 percent off!Completely free online mushroom academy: https://us.foursigmatic.com/Free Wellness Tips: https://www.danielleryanwellness.com/PODCAST SPONSOR: SoulCBD https://www.mysoulcbd.com/sleepisaskillSHOW NOTES:🍄  Allopathic vs Holistic Approaches: The Bandaid Spot Treating Versus Long Term Solutions🍄  Our Nutrient Deficient Soil is Creating Nutrient-Deficient Bodies 🍄  Chronic Stress State and Dietary Causes 🍄  Materia Medica - The Repertoire Encyclopedia🍄  Adaptogens: What Are They and Why They Matter🍄  2020: The Year of Chronic Stress States 🍄  Top Herbal Medicines and The Three Criteria for Adaptogens🍄  Herbal Medicine As Your New Way to Respond to Stressors 🍄  Danielle Shares Her Thoughts on Finding Balance and Equilibrium 🍄  Top Three Mushrooms That Will Help Your Sleep Cycle🍄  Going Beyond Organic, Testing and Sourcing Mushrooms From Trusted Entities  🍄  Making the Most Out of Your Mushroom Investments 🍄  High Level Focus Without the Adrenal Taxing: Combining Your Daily Brew With Mushrooms🍄  Consistency is Key: How to Feel the Effects of This New Investment in Yourself🍄  Avoiding Heavy Reliance and Adhering to Your Sleep Needs 🍄  Understanding Your Environment’s Role on Impacting the Body’s NeedsQUOTES:“What makes sense in your life. And then our goal is making it as easy as possible to create a better for you option each step of that way.”"How can we replete you and give your body what it needs to ideally have your body start functioning optimally on its own without the need for any sort of crutch."“Part of what's so incredible about natural medicine is that it's like matchmaking. So it's mixing a whole being with another whole being.”
41:08 11/22/2021
063: Victor Sagalovsky of Litewater Scientific Talks to Us About Deuterium-Depleted Water (DDW), its Positive Effects on Sleep, and More
💦How Deuterium-depleted water can help with stress management💦Better Deuterium-depleted water levels have amazing effects on deep sleep and rest management💦The immune benefits provided by the science of water💦What exactly is Deuterium-depleted water and why is it important💦Litewater Scientific’s goal to help you optimize your cellular energy for optimal sleep.💦The sleep optimization benefits of DDW💦Learn about the scientific studies that found DDW to have incredible effects on sleep and anti-agingVictor Sagalovsky is the co-founder and CEO of Litewater Scientific, the first and only super deuterium-depleted light water. He has researched and studied the benefits of deuterium-depleted water through his theory entitled Endogenous Radiation Damage Theory of Aging. It proposes that our biggest obstacle to longevity is the excess deuterium and other damaging isotopes on the planet and proper mitigation will radically extend our lifespans. Victor started his career as an innovator in plant-based culinary art, having co-founded the first organic gourmet raw food restaurant in North America called RAW.He attended Loyola University and the University of Hawaii where he pursued multidisciplinary education. He has completed apprenticeships and graduate coursework in chemistry, optical microscopy, and molecular biology. He is the author of many articles and guides in the field of wellness, biohacking, emerging medicine, technology, mysticism, and esoteric wisdom.
45:36 11/15/2021
062: Don Moxley of Longevity Labs Explains the Science of Spermidine and Its Role in the Longevity of Life and Sleep Regulation
😴 Scientific studies are demonstrating multiple benefits of increasing spermidine in the body, including improving our resistance to disease and physical deterioration.😴 According to recent studies spermidine supports immune responses, brain health, cardio, organ function, muscle health, and sleep regulation.😴 One of the main benefits of spermidine is that it increases our body's ability to regulate our internal functions and wards off chronic conditions as we age.😴 It triggers and accelerates autophagy or cellular renewal.😴 This essential molecule supports healthy aging, longevity and promotes good quality sleep.😴 Originally discovered in semen, Spermidine is proving to be a powerful tool in helping us add life to our years, not just years to our lives.😴 Meditation before sleeping can reduce anxiety and stress levels that the brain may be going through.😴 Sleep banking concept for nerves to reduce sleep stress.GUEST BIO:Don Moxley is Director of Applied Science and Brand Development at Longevity Labs Inc. in the United States. Dedicated to helping people live vibrant, fulfilling lives at all ages, Moxley draws upon his career as an athlete, a sports scientist, and an instructor to lead and educate on the science of autophagy and longevity. Focusing his work on the cell renewal benefits of spermidine supplementation, Don is a regarded longevity science leader known for making the complex simple. Whether it’s a one-on-one podcast interview heard by thousands, a presentation of research on spermidine to a wellness conference or plain talk to people who want to live their best lives as they grow older, Don makes the science of adding more life to our years immediately understandable. PODCAST SPONSOR: SoulCBD https://www.mysoulcbd.com/sleepisaskill
35:09 11/08/2021
061: BJ Marshall, Co-host of The Blind Stealing the Blinds: Gives Insight on How His Sleep Has Improved Since Working w/Sleep Is A Skill [Client Spotlight]
😴The conversation on sleep being the bare minimum and sleep optimization. Awareness of this should be taken into account just like any other medical issues. 😴 Sleep levelling, ensuring balance in sleep and the energy out flow.😴 Sleep rest, resting well allows for the body to work effectively.  Rather than getting a minimum amount of sleep, take rest to recharge. 😴 Having a sleep regiment that gives you more, this helps to up-level sleep optimization and individual behavior towards sleep😴 With the Oura ring, it allows you to change your night and even day routine, the way you do one thing is like the way you do another thing😴 The exchange and understanding of sleep capital over social capital.😴 Need to take an audit of our lives and routinesBJ Marshall is co-host of The Blind Stealing the Blinds, a weekly poker podcast by students of the game for students of the game, helping players bridge the gap between theory and application by discussing basic problems and concepts, and introducing solutions and tools anyone can apply, often both in poker and in life writ large. Outside poker, he is an avid golfer with two legit holes-in-one to his name, and he’s just within the past year become a real estate investor with two properties in his portfolio. He is supported by his wife of 21 years and 12yo son, whom he's already taught to play poker and hired as his Property Manager.
29:57 11/01/2021
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.
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 Kashif’s conversation dives into the science of biohacking and the genetic optimization process to a healthy productive life. Kashmir Khan illustrates how incredible the genetic mark-up of our DNA holds so much in creating a healthy lifestyle without chemical medications and treatments for some diseases. EPISODE NOTES: 🔬 Your DNA holds different kinds of secrets 🔬 You are not born with most health issues like cardiovascular or type two diabetes etc 🔬 Sleeping at the biochemistry level 🔬 Healthy sleep routine 🔬 Dopamine receptors 🔬 Genetic Optimization 🔬 Building your best life using genes 🔬 The DNA Company carried out the largest Genomics study, researching over 6000 genes of different individuals 🔬 There are burnout genes present in the body 🔬 The environmental factors vary with people and their genetics 🔬 A genome comes from thousands of genes put together 🔬 Once you understand the importance of genomes, it is easier to provide an effective nursing/ management cure 🔬 Genes provide instructions to the body that make up who we are and our habits GUEST BIO: Kashif Khan is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of The DNA Company where personalized medicine is being pioneered through unique insights into the human genome. With the largest study of its kind globally, The DNA Company has developed a functional approach to genomic interpretation overlaying environment, nutrition, and lifestyle on the genetic blueprint to create personalized and deterministic health outcomes. Prior to his tenure at the DNA Company, Kashif participated in a number of high-growth start-ups where he took an active role as an angel investor and advisor. He ran two successful marketing firms where his client list comprised Canada’s top earners and most affluent individuals. From Canada’s largest company to small neighborhood businesses, Kashif has advised on business strategy in industries ranging from luxury retail, technology, finance, fine arts, healthcare, tourism, and real estate. He participated in over $300 million in revenue in his own retail business prior to launching consulting services to help others thrive. Click this link for $50 off DNA 360 from the DNA Company: https://thednacompany.com/sleepisaskill PODCAST SPONSOR: SoulCBD https://www.mysoulcbd.com/sleepisaskill
61:59 10/25/2021
059: Dr. Neil Paulvin, NYC Functional Medicine Doctor, Talks Cutting-Edge Methods [Like Peptides & Spermidine] to Improve Sleep
SHOW NOTES💤  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💤   Demystifying cutting edge approaches to sleep improvement💤  Steps that are taken from a testing perspective when someone wants help with sleeping issues💤   Thoughts on red light therapy for TBI and concussions💤   Protocol for red light therapy for sleep💤   Thoughts on the use of HRV (heart rate variability)💤   Impact of household mold on sleep💤   Approach to food intake and sleepBIODr. Paulvin's goal with all of his patients is to optimize their health in the first 60-minute visit. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine, Anti Aging and Regenerative Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulation, Functional Medicine, Craniosacral Therapy and Medical Acupuncture. He has helped top executives, Olympic athletes, top trainers, and celebrities optimize their health. Dr. Paulvin has been featured in the NY Post, Nutritious Life, Fasting MD, and many other publications and podcasts. Dr. Paulvin's practice is based in Manhattan. He also serves clients in multiple states including Florida, California, Illinois, New Jersey, and Connecticut over telemedicine. Dr. Paulvin uses traditional and alternative treatments to help his patients. Patients see Dr. Paulvin for his expertise in Biohacking and Health Optimization. In addition, he specializes in helping his patients with hormone optimization, Peptide Therapy, Nootropics and natural options for pain relief. 
42:51 10/19/2021
058: Dr. Patrick Porter, founder of BrainTap, How A Light-Filled Meditation Headset Can Improve Your Anxiety, Mindset, & Sleep!
🧠 Brain Fitness 🧠 Waves of Wellness 🧠 Tech Assisted Meditation 🧠  Sleeping Pills/ Prescription Medications do not entirely resolve sleeping problems. They cause adverse effects on the brain and body. 🧠 Morning and Evening rituals that are more health-conscious 🧠 As humans we regulate certain amounts of energy🧠 Energy can be brought into the body by light, sound, and vibration. 🧠 Having a balanced energy regulation from morning to night🧠 Grounding and Minerals Salts can help in energy-efficient regulation within the body🧠  Lack of  sleep or body regulation causes short sleep cycles or not enough sleep 🧠 Sleeping is a way to re-evaluate if your lifestyle is right 🧠 Fourth Wave of Wellness is realizing we are more than physical beings🧠 We need to watch the light we work in. 🧠 Reframe all negative memories or emotions. 🧠 Train the brain to accentuate  the  positiveGUEST BIODr. Patrick K. Porter, PhD, is an award-winning author/speaker and the founder of BrainTap, the leader in technology-enhanced meditation. Dr. Porter pioneered the use of brainwave entrainment to improve clarity, sleep & energy, and remains at the forefront of scientific research.He founded BrainTap with the goal of making this technology accessible to everyone. BrainTap offers over 1000 original audio sessions in 12 languages and serves a worldwide user base with its mobile app and headset.Dr. Porter has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, People, Entrepreneur, INC and on ABC, NBC, CBS as an expert in brain health & wellness, and in 2020, Dr. Porter received the IAFNR lifetime achievement award.EPISODE LINKSFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrPatrickPorter     https://www.facebook.com/braintaptechTwitter:@braintaptechInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/drpatrickporter/https://www.instagram.com/braintaptech/Websites:www.braintap.comwww.drpatrickporter.comEmail: support@braintap.com
55:49 10/04/2021
057: The Founders of Soul CBD, Mike Lee & Angie Lee, How CBD & CBN Can Optimize Your Sleep, Decrease Your Anxiety, and Even Help ADHD and Racing Thoughts!
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55:11 09/27/2021
056: Dr. Matt Dawson, CEO of Wild Health, Talks About Using a Holistic Approach and GENOMICS to Level Up Your Sleep
SHOW NOTES😴  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 it is useful to assess genomics.😴  How they been able to provide this at an affordable price point so it is accessible.😴  What using Wild Health would look like, and what can people expect from the process,       particularly for sleep.😴  Use of wearable trackers for the program.😴  Length of time it takes to do the program.😴  What Wild Health does to increase accountability.😴  Specific aspects that are tested by Wild Health that have a strong connection to      sleep.😴  Go-to stacks that Dr. Matt Dawson suggests to people for improving sleep, whether it be       through supplements or behavioral.😴  How they help with people with sleep issues like sleep apnea or mouth breathing.😴  Use of Ketamine for sleep.BIODr. Matt Dawson has been obsessed with performance optimization for as long as he can remember. He received scholarships to play two sports in college even with “minimal talent” because of his voracious reading and implementation of any fitness or nutritional techniques that would give him an edge. He continued that obsession in medical school and, as a physician, he has won numerous national awards for education, innovation, and leadership. He has lectured in over 20 countries and trained thousands of other physicians through live lectures, online education, two textbooks, and even an educational app. He combines his training in genomics and functional medicine to give personalized, precise medical guidance.His obsession with performance optimization has morphed from initially athletic to now mental performance, business performance, and longevity.Whether it's a professional athlete or a grandparent optimizing their mental clarity and mobility to keep up with their grandkids, Dr. Dawson is passionate about helping everyone perform at their absolute peak
44:16 09/20/2021
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!
SHOW NOTES:🧠 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 neurodevelopment.🧠 How Dr. Durmer bridged the gap from data to practical application with Olympic athletes.🧠 Nox Health brings the science of sleep and circadian rhythm neurobiology to big populations that need them.🧠 The positive outcomes of practically applying sleep science.🧠 How “sleep banking” can help athletes like swimmers.🧠 Working as the sleep and circadian performance physician for the Atlanta Falcons🧠 Sleep challenges during the 2021 Olympics🧠 Why your emotional well-being is a big factor in any kind of performance. jdurmer@noxhealth.com https://www.sleepcharge.com/ https://www.instagram.com/sleepcharge/?hl=en https://twitter.com/SleepChargehttps://www.facebook.com/SleepCharge/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreydurmer/  🧠 What happens to the chemicals in your brain while you sleep.🧠 The three distinct components of sleep.🧠 The important relationship between sleep duration and sleep quality.🧠 You might actually need more sleep than you think you need depending on your metabolic expenditure.🧠 Why sleep is an underserved area of medicine and what you can do for access.🧠 Consumer-grade sleep wearables vs medical-grade sleep wearables: how the technology compares.🧠 What Dr. Durmer considers the most important metrics for sleep.🧠 A checklist of things to work on when you’re trying to improve your performance.🧠 Why you should avoid activating your gastrointestinal system before sleeping.🧠 The important thing you should get rid of to get good sleep.🧠 Discover Dr. Durmer’s own sleep routine and the biggest item that has made a difference in his sleep quality.🧠 Dr. Durmer’s opinions on mouth taping and its effects on breathing during sleep. GUEST BIO: Jeffrey Durmer is a systems neuroscientist, neurologist, and sleep medicine physician with particular expertise in technology-enabled sleep-health delivery systems. Since 2013, he has been helping athletes in various sports as a sleep consultant to optimize their performance through sleep programs. This year, he is one of the first staff members on an Olympic team that solely specializes in sleep. Currently, he is Chief Medical Officer of Nox Health, a US-based international telemedicine sleep healthcare & technology firm. Dr. Durmer is a co-investigator for the NIH-funded Sleep SMART research trial together with the University of Michigan & the NIH StrokeNet consortium to determine if treating obstructive sleep apnea protects individuals from the occurrence of stroke. Dr. Durmer is a member of the NIH Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board and provides scientific and clinical guidance for multiple sleep-related organizations involved in the healthcare technology, pharmaceutical, and clinical science/practice arenas. He has published multiple medical textbook chapters, original research papers and abstracts. His collaboration with international clinical research teams led to the development of medical criteria used to diagnose and treat Restless Legs Syndrome in adults and children. Dr. Durmer is past-President of the Georgia Association of Sleep Professionals and three-term member of the Medical & Scientific Advisory Board for the Restless Legs Foundation, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Foundation. He serves as the Sleep Performance Director for the United States Olympic Weightlifting team and multiple other sports organizations including the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and the NCAA DIII Championship Emory University Swimming & Diving team. In addition, he is the appointed Sleep Medicine advisor to the Federal Aviation Administration.
66:07 09/13/2021
054: Elliot Roe, Mindset Coach, On Using Hypnotherapy as a Science-Backed Approach For Sleep [Plus How The Primed Mind App Can Help]
SHOW NOTES💭  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 hypnotherapy considers an individual's future or just past events💭 Thoughts on self-hypnosis💭 Elliot’s hypnosis app, Primed MindsBIOElliot Roe, the voice of Primed Mind, is considered one of the world’s top Mindset & Performance coaches. He helps those in highly demanding industries unlock their full potential and perform on-demand.His clientele includes Professional athletes, High-stakes Poker players, Olympians, UFC Champions, Hollywood actors, Wall Street traders, Entrepreneurs, Founders, and Executives.Primed Mind leverages many of the strategies Elliot uses with private clients and allows anyone to access them on-demand. DOWNLOAD THE APP HERE: https://frstre.com/go/?a=33265-19cf00&s=2083500-fd14cc 
39:36 09/07/2021
053: Dr Mindy Pelz, Top Fasting Expert For Women: How Hormones & Fasting Can Impact Sleep & What To Do About It
SHOW NOTES 💬  How women can work with their cycles💬  How did Dr. Mindy Pelz fall into this area and how hormones can affect sleep💬  Dr. Mindy Pelz’s map based on a woman’s cycle and how lifestyle should differ based on this map💬  How it empowers women to have this knowledge about their cycle💬  Relationship between full moon and ovulation💬  How can women navigate menopause naturally 💬  How fasting can be powerful for women and how it can help with hormonal issues💬  Adrenal gland fatigue and hormetic stressGUEST BIODr. Mindy Pelz, D.C is a best selling author, keynote speaker, nutrition and functional medicine expert who has spent over two decades helping thousands of people successfully reclaim their health. She is a recognized leader in the alternative health field and a pioneer in the fasting movement, teaching the principles of a fasting lifestyle, diet variation, detox, hormones, and more. Her popular YouTube channel combines the latest science with practical lifestyle tools every person can use to reset their health. She is the host of one of the leading science podcasts, The Resetter Podcast, and the author of three best-selling books; The Menopause Reset, The Reset Factor, and The Reset Kitchen.
46:56 08/30/2021