​The 100th Sleep Edition [Mollie’s Monday Obsessions v.100]

“Happiness consists of getting enough sleep. Just that, nothing more.” — Robert A. Heinlein

Here are the top performers:
The ’99 Problems But HRV Ain’t One’ Edition [Mollie’s Monday Obsessions v.99]

The Soldiers & Sleep 🇺🇸Edition [Mollie’s Monday Obsessions v.94]

The Breath Edition [Mollie’s Monday Obsessions v.92]

The Newton Edition [Mollie’s Monday Obsessions v.84]

The Tiny Habits Edition [Mollie’s Monday Obsessions v.80]

The 2020 Sleep Gadgets Edition [Mollie’s Monday Obsessions v.75]

The 2020 Goal-Setting Edition [Mollie’s Monday Obsessions v.73]

The Community Edition [Mollie’s Monday Obsessions v.71]

The Artificial Urgency Edition [Mollie’s Monday Obsessions v.64] 🇹🇭

The Forest Bathing Edition [Mollie’s Monday Obsessions v.60] 🇯🇵

The Avoiding Blue Light (on s & in Tokyo!) Edition [Mollie’s Monday Obsessions v.59]

The Wind-Down Edition [Mollie’s Monday Obsessions v.58]

The Continuous Learning Edition [Mollie’s Monday Obsessions v.56]

We Are Becoming Monks [Mollie’s Monday Obsessions v.33]

The Digital Minimalism Edition [Mollie’s Monday Obsessions v.32]

‘Same Same, But Different’ [Mollie’s Monday Obsessions v.31]



️‍♀️Resource: Dreams Workshop, Lincoln Stoller, Workshop on Sleep and Dreaming This author (he used to work at NASA & holds a Ph.D. in quantum physics!) and I met when he was releasing his book last year, The Path To Sleep, Exercises for an Ancient Skill: Hypnotic Training in the Neurology, Psychology & Physiology of Sleep


️‍♀️Resource: Article, Delbert Curtis, The Self Empowering Sleep Book: A Decisive Method to End Insomnia and Help Improve Sleep Hygiene. Uncover How and Why We Can Sleep Better, Smarter (March 2020) This author and I met thanks to social media’s power! His book is currently FREE with Kindle Unlimited. He also just added Sleep Is A Skill to his Discover Sleep Projects!


️‍♀️Resource: Product, Muse, Muse S, Neurofeedback with a focus on Meditation & Sleep I usually don’t see too many sales with this product, but this link gets you 15% off for the 🇺🇸July 4th holiday. I just got the new-to-me, Muse S to check out their sleep options.


️‍♀️Resource: Podcast, The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast, 012: Tara Youngblood, Chilipad CEO & Co-Founder. Author of Reprogram Your Sleep: The Sleep Recipe That Works ️Have you ever woken up in a sweat in the middle of the night? Then this is the podcast for you. Tara Youngblood and her husband first created the Chilipad cooling sleep mattress pad to solve their sleep challenges and have since created a movement in the sleep arena. Their cooling mattress pads and weighted blankets help support a robust circadian rhythm by aiding in lowering core body temperature 2 to 3 degrees each night. Due to lifestyle challenges, indoor cooling obstacles, insulating mattress & bedding materials, and hormonal fluctuations, consistent temperature reduction at night is no longer guaranteed in our modern society. Not to mention that Tara’s “sleep recipe” approach is something that we can fold into our sleep optimization methodology.



️The backstory on how Tara and her husband invented the Chilipad


️Explains why nocturnal body temperature is so crucial to regulating the sleep-wake cycle


From a historical perspective, how is the Chilipad mimicking how we used to sleep?


️Specifics about the functionality of the Chilipad - are there certain thresholds by which this product works or doesn’t work in variable environments?


️Details on the Ooler and its design to mimic our natural circadian rhythm by achieving the coldest temperatures throughout the first half of the night, and slowly warming up as we wake up


️Hormones and sleep temperature


️What it takes to make optimal levels of deep sleep


️Tara’s “Sleep Recipe” (learn more about it on her TEDx talk in the show notes)

Fun Fact: If you were ever considering testing out one of the Chili Sleep

products like the cooling mattress pad or their weighted cooling blanket - NOW is the time to do it since they are running a 🇺🇸 4th of July sale of 20% off until July 8th.

SLEEP CROWDSOURCING (These are from you guys!)


️‍♀️Resource: Article, MyFitnessPal, Walking More Could Help You Sleep Better, According to Science


️‍♀️Resource: Article, CNN Health: Less dream-stage REM sleep linked to higher risk of death, study says


️‍♀️Resource: Article, Declining eyesight improved by looking at deep red light

As always, please send me your thoughts on this week’s obsession or your current fascinations.


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Naked and Unafraid to Exercise in Virtual Reality

Where Peloton or Mirror might offer ongoing streams of new classes, though, they are fixed physical platforms; VR fitness differentiates itself in letting users step outside the existing reality paradigm.

Naked and Unafraid to Exercise in Virtual Reality

Where Peloton or Mirror might offer ongoing streams of new classes, though, they are fixed physical platforms; VR fitness differentiates itself in letting users step outside the existing reality paradigm.

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