012: Tara Youngblood, Chilipad CEO & Co-Founder. Author of Reprogram Your Sleep: The Sleep Recipe That Works

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Episode Summary

❄️ 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. Today, 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.

Guest Bio:  

Tara Youngblood, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Chili Sleep and Author of Reprogram Your Sleep: The Sleep Recipe That Works is a highly regarded international speaker. Tara has extended her expertise to a wealth of high profile platforms including TEDx, Skookum Tech Talks, and National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Show.

Episode Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

❄️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 achieve optimal levels of deep sleep

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