Thriving Thru Menopause

65: Sleep is a Skill: Steps to Getting Your Best Sleep Ever

July 23, 2020 Mollie McGlocklin Episode 64
Thriving Thru Menopause
65: Sleep is a Skill: Steps to Getting Your Best Sleep Ever
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Thriving Thru Menopause
65: Sleep is a Skill: Steps to Getting Your Best Sleep Ever
Jul 23, 2020 Episode 64
Mollie McGlocklin

If you are a perimenopausal woman who is having problems sleeping you\re not alone. 78% of us suffer from insomnia and nearly two-thirds of us say that it impacts the quality of our life.
My guest this week is Mollie McGlocklin 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. Her obsession with sleep came after “scratching her own itch” when her lifelong poor sleep habits progressed to a challenging bout of insomnia. With a background in psychology & human behavior, she became fascinated with chronobiology, and by extension, its practical applications to restore a state of homeostasis to sleep.
We talk about:

  • The importance of circadian and infradian rhythms (female hormonal cycles)
  • Why you should let your daily habits do the heavy lifting to help you sleep better at nights - what & how you eat, exercise and mindfulness practices
  • Why evenings rituals should be esoteric to help you wind down - think acceptance, gratitude
  • How knowing better makes you do better wrt to managing your sleep and the importance of quantified biofeedback using tools like an Oura ring to help you get to know your own sleep patterns


Show Notes

If you are a perimenopausal woman who is having problems sleeping you\re not alone. 78% of us suffer from insomnia and nearly two-thirds of us say that it impacts the quality of our life.
My guest this week is Mollie McGlocklin 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. Her obsession with sleep came after “scratching her own itch” when her lifelong poor sleep habits progressed to a challenging bout of insomnia. With a background in psychology & human behavior, she became fascinated with chronobiology, and by extension, its practical applications to restore a state of homeostasis to sleep.
We talk about:

  • The importance of circadian and infradian rhythms (female hormonal cycles)
  • Why you should let your daily habits do the heavy lifting to help you sleep better at nights - what & how you eat, exercise and mindfulness practices
  • Why evenings rituals should be esoteric to help you wind down - think acceptance, gratitude
  • How knowing better makes you do better wrt to managing your sleep and the importance of quantified biofeedback using tools like an Oura ring to help you get to know your own sleep patterns