Why I Am Obsessed With Sleep
Hi, I am Mollie
Mollie 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 psychology and 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.
The Behind The Scenes Story
I'm Mollie McGlocklin and I am on a mission to change the conversation around sleep.
One of the lowest and scariest moments of my life was when I started to have a panic attack in Rome... in THE Coliseum (yes, THAT one)...in the middle of a tour group. I hadn’t slept in almost 3 days and this particular tipping point came on the heels of months of chronic sleep deprivation. I felt embarrassed and ashamed. But most of all, I felt terrified that it would always be this way. I didn’t know what to do or where to turn. Every doctor's conversation or google search ended in some sort of pill or supplement. I felt like there was no clear path available to calm down my very physical anxiety, without pills, long enough to make my sleep 'normal' again.
Desperate, I took the following actions:
- I had phone calls with countless doctors
- I reached out to sleep clinics
- I joined all of the top “sleep solution” courses
- I scoured the latest sleep studies
- I kept detailed sleep logs
- I read all the "must-read" books on sleep
- I read the "obscure" books on sleep
- I bought every sleep gadget
- I worked with multiple wellness centers
- I joined facebook groups focused on sleep
- I tried hypnosis
- I attended relaxation/meditation events
- I worked with functional medicine doctors
- I got boatloads of bloodwork done
- I spent untold amounts of money looking for "the answer"
Behind it all, what I wanted to know that it was going to be okay. I wanted the success stories. I wanted to hear from others who had been through what I had been through...and made it to other side happy & healthy. Instead, it felt like the loudest voices were the ones that still suffering.
My road to recovery did not have to be so hard, lonely, shameful, and confusing.
And now that I'm not only surviving but thriving with my sleep, I'm committed that others get to experience that feeling too. It doesn't have to be so hard.
I am living proof that if a chronically sleep deprived night owl can transform their habits and sleep without pills...anyone can do it!
My Few of My Favorite Sleep Resources
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