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The Keto Kamp Podcast With Ben Azadi


Jun 18, 2021

Today, I am blessed to have here with me Mollie McGlocklin. Mollie is on a mission to change the conversation around sleep.

She 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 went deep down the rabbit hole to solve her sleep disturbances. She became fascinated with chronobiology, and by extension, its practical applications to restore a state of homeostasis to sleep. For the past three years, she’s traveled the world testing sleep quality in different environments across the globe. Knowing the difference between a life with sleep and without; she’s dedicated to sharing the forgotten skill set of sleep.

In this episode, Mollie opens the show by explaining why she is at the forefront of the sleep renaissance. After suffering from insomnia and getting prescribed sleep medication, Mollie needed to figure out what else she could do to fix the root issue. Mollie explains what you can do if you are currently taking a sleep medication. Luckily, there are many ways to train your circadian rhythm and get consistent sleep daily. Tune in as Mollie explains why sleep will help on your weight loss journey and improve cognitive performance, and she reveals practical sleep tips that you can utilize today.

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[00:55] Why Mollie Wanted To Be At The Forefront of The Sleep Renaissance

  • Mollie created Sleep Is A Skill to solve her own problems with sleep.
  • It wasn’t until Mollie went through a period of insomnia that she knew something needed to change.
  • After learning about chronobiology, circadian rhythm optimization, structuring the day, and how it could make a difference with her sleep, it absolutely changed the course that Mollie was on.
  • After learning all this cool stuff about sleep, it’s all that Mollie could talk about.
  • So, she organically started helping people that were struggling with their sleep.

[06:30] What To Do If You Are Currently Taking A Sleep Medication

  • There are so many elements that can certainly impact our sleep results.
  • Environmental is one of the most significant changes that we can make.
  • We need to learn about the management of our environment from the moment we wake up until we go to bed.
  • You can train your circadian rhythm and strengthen it.
  • When you train your circadian rhythm, you will be able to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day. Consistency is critical for overall sleep hygiene.

[12:00] How Sleep Plays A Role In Your Weight Loss Journey

  • If you’re not sleeping well, glucose levels are oscillating at a higher level.
  • Hight glucose levels will make it more challenging to resist temptations throughout the day when we're running on that period of even acute sleep deprivation.
  • When you throw off the time you go to sleep and the time you wake up, then you are throwing off your fasting windows and your feeding windows.
  • When we start having inconsistent timing of when we're eating, then that can throw off a confusing series of triggers to the body.
  • Also, we won’t be getting enough recovery time if we aren’t sleeping well.

[18:00] Getting Better Sleep Will Help You Focus And Improve Cognitive Performance

  • Glymphatic drainage happens in the brain from the first part of your night. It cleans out cellular waste from the day.
  • Getting enough sleep will possibly help battle Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
  • If you ever have a great night of sleep, you most likely wake up excited and ready to tackle the day. This is a feeling you can reproduce night after night.
  • Sleep is great for productivity. It’s a hack that even poker players use.

[20:50] Practical Sleep Tips You Can Start To Utilize Today

  • Look at what is not helping with your sleep hygiene.
  • Some people tend to be very busy and stressed throughout their day. Adding on a business partner or virtual assistant can help lighten your workload and reduce stress.
  • If you are suffering from insomnia, find some cognitive behavioral therapy near you.
  • Is your anxiety keeping you awake? Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) might be right for you.
  • Mollie recommends reading The Sleep Book: https://www.amazon.com/Sleep-Book-Well-Every-Night/dp/1409149102/benazadi-20
  • Another tool that Mollie recommends is NightOwl: https://nightowl.care/
  • Get connected to your light and dark environment; it’s critical for sleep health.

[32:00] Should You Get Extra Sleep After A Night Out Or Wake Up At Your Normal Time?

  • Mollie suggests waking up at the same time that you normally would.
  • Luckily, there is a buffer of about thirty minutes that you can sleep extra.
  • If you sleep for too long after your normal wakeup time, you will be disrupting your circadian rhythm and disrupting your sleep for that following night and nights after.
  • Train your circadian rhythm and keep it strong.

[33:50] The General Optimal Timeframe To Get Deep Sleep And REM Sleep

  • There's a variance between different people and different timing for their sleep.
  • People who work the graveyard shift, unfortunately, may have long-term health problems.
  • The World Health Organization sees staying up all night as a possible carcinogenic.
  • You should try and sync up your sleep schedule with nature as closely as possible.

AND MUCH MORE!

Resources from this episode:

90 Day Detox Program with Ben Azadi, Dr Mindy Pelz, Dr Daniel Pompa & other detox specialists. Limited Spots Available. Learn More Here: http://www.ketokampdetox.com

Order Keto Flex: http://www.ketoflexbook.com

--------------------------------------------------------

/ / E P I S O D E   S P ON S O R S 

PureForm Omega Plant Based Oils (Best Alternative to Fish Oil): http://www.purelifescience.com Use ben4 for $4.00 off.

Upgraded Formulas Hair Mineral Deficiency Analysis & Supplements: http://www.upgradedformulas.com Use BEN10 at checkout for 10% off your order. 

Wild Foods Superfoods. Receive 20% off your order by using the coupon code KETOKAMP at checkout over at https://www.wildfoods.co/

Paleo Valley beef sticks, apple cider vinegar complex, organ meat complex & more. Use the coupon code KETOKAMP15 over at https://paleovalley.com/ to receive 15% off your entire order.

Text me the words "Podcast" +1 (786) 364-5002 to be added to my contacts list. 

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