Why I Am Obsessed With Sleep

Hi, I am Mollie

Mollie Eastman 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, Mollie 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 optimization and it's implications on 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 almost 6 years, created a signature Optimize Your Sleep course, partnered with luxury hotels & lifestyle brands, and has appeared on over 150 podcasts.

The Behind The Scenes Story

I'm Mollie Eastman and I am on a mission to change the conversation around sleep by giving YOU agency with your sleep.

One of the lowest and scariest moments of my life came on the heels of months of chronic sleep deprivation. I hadn't slept in days and I started to have a panic attack in Rome... in THE Coliseum (yes, THAT one)...in the middle of a tour group. I felt embarrassed, ashamed, and hopeless. 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 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 practiced CBT-I and 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 time, energy, effort, and money looking for "the answer", but none of it worked until I learned the true skillset of getting great sleep reliably.
Behind it all this unsuccessful action, what I really wanted to know that it was going to be okay. I wanted the success stories. I wanted to hear from others who had been where I was...and see that they had made it to other side--happy & healthy. Instead, it felt like the loudest voices were the ones that still suffering and dependent on sleeping aids.

Thankfully, all those actions eventually led me to discover what actually DID work. By marrying the latest in chronobiology, circadian biology, and quantum biology, what I learned turned my world upside down and as a result, not only did my sleep improve, but my health as a whole improved.

My road to recovery did not have to be so hard, lonely, shameful, and confusing.

Today, I'm not just surviving, but thriving with my relationship to my sleep, I'm committed that others get to experience that feeling too. It really doesn't have to be so hard.

I am living proof that if a chronically sleep deprived night owl can transform their habits to become a quantifiably great sleeper -- without pills -- AND work with hundreds of people to do the same, anyone can do it!

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