Sleep Is A Skill is so excited to launch the 5-Day Sleep Optimization Routine, sponsored by MWi with the support of the Primed Mind Hypnosis App.

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MWi Hack:

  • Transform your sleep in 5 days with this game-changing routine, hypnosis app, and Memorial Day Sleep Challenge. Consistency and addressing undiagnosed sleep disorders are key for lasting wellness benefits.

MWi Summary:

  • This initiative aims to transform sleep into a strategic resource for the modern military and Veteran (milVet) community, including service members, Veterans, family members, friends, and support networks. As we gear up to delve into this life-changing journey, it’s essential to recognize the profound impact that sleep has on every aspect of our mental and physical health. Proper sleep is absolutely crucial for cognitive function, emotional resilience, systemic health, and disease prevention. On the flip side, when you’re not getting quality sleep and sufficient duration of sleep, all of these areas can suffer.

A Fresh Approach to Restorative Sleep

Sleep isn’t just downtime. It’s a vital period when the body and brain undergo repair and rejuvenation. For the military & Veteran community, sleep becomes even more critical. Chronic sleep deprivation is linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, weakened immune response, depression, and anxiety. The good news is that by choosing to make this area a priority, you’re setting yourself up to master the powerful skillset of sleep, aiding in providing a strong foundation for your physical and mental health. 


Integrating Hypnosis: A Powerful Ally in Mindfulness and Stress Reduction

Each evening, participants will use the Primed Mind Hypnosis app, which fosters a deep state of relaxation. Hypnosis can reduce stress and enhance mindfulness, making it an ideal complement to sleep hygiene practices. By guiding the mind into relaxation, hypnosis helps reduce anxiety and establish a powerful pre-sleep ritual.


Addressing Undiagnosed Sleep Disorders

Before we kick things off, it is important to call out that a critical aspect of enhancing sleep involves recognizing and addressing undiagnosed sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea and insomnia, which are prevalent yet often overlooked. These conditions severely impact sleep quality and overall health. It is important to screen for such disorders, especially in environments like the military and Veteran community, where they are notably prevalent but underreported. If you suspect a sleep disorder, working with a healthcare provider for diagnosis and treatment is crucial. Common treatments for sleep apnea, for instance, may include CPAP machines, oral appliances, or surgery, while cognitive-behavioral therapy and acceptance commitment therapy can be effective for insomnia.


Detailed Breakdown of the 5-Day Sleep Optimization Routine

Day 1: Prioritizing a Consistent Wake-up Time

Setting a consistent wake-up time helps synchronize your internal clock, enhancing sleep quality and energy levels throughout the day.

Day 2: Harmonizing with Circadian Rhythms: ‘Bright Days, Dark Nights’  

Exposure to natural light boosts mood and focus while managing artificial light in the evening can support your body’s natural rhythm and increase melatonin production, which is critical for healthy sleep.

Day 3: Pre-sleep Routine: Mindful Technology Use and Relaxation Techniques  

Establishing a calming pre-sleep routine, including a winddown routine & technology curfew, can lay the groundwork to improve the quality of your sleep. The Primed Mind app plays a crucial role here, preparing your mind for a night of deep sleep.

Day 4: Optimize Your Sleep Environment

An environment conducive to sleep is quiet, dark, and cool. Investing in blackout curtains, noise machines, and proper bedding can transform your sleep experience.

Day 5: Nutrition’s Role in Sleep Quality

Diet significantly impacts sleep, with meal timing, caffeine, and alcohol playing crucial roles. Eating large meals or consuming caffeine close to bedtime can disrupt sleep, while alcohol may initially induce sleep but can lead to fragmented rest. Aligning meal times with your circadian rhythm and avoiding stimulants and heavy meals in the evening can promote better sleep.


Memorial Day Sleep Challenge

This is all in preparation for the upcoming Memorial Day Sleep Challenge, MWi is excited to unveil this 5-day sleep optimization routine designed to help members build momentum and get ready for the main event. This challenge aims to encourage participants to record their sleep patterns over a 24-hour period and share their findings. By incorporating this preparatory routine into their daily lives, members can gradually improve their sleep habits and set themselves up for success during the sleep challenge. 


Beyond the Challenge: A Roadmap for Continued Success

The challenge is just the beginning. To reap lasting benefits, it’s crucial to continue these practices, allowing at least a month (and beyond!) to begin to solidify these changes as a part of your identity as someone who prioritizes sleep. Consistency and patience are key to fostering long-term improvements in both sleep quality and overall well-being.



Prioritizing sleep and incorporating mindful practices like hypnosis can enhance one’s quality of life, particularly within the military & Veteran community. This challenge not only aims to educate participants on the mechanics of good sleep but also is designed to instill lifelong habits that foster physical and mental health resilience. By addressing sleep holistically, we can all take proactive steps toward enhanced physical & mental well-being.


Final Thoughts

Incorporating the insights and techniques from the 5-Day Sleep Optimization Challenge into daily life is vital to sustaining the wide-reaching benefits of great sleep. By understanding the intricate connection between our sleep habits and overall health and taking proactive steps like consulting healthcare providers when necessary, we pave the way for improved well-being. This holistic approach ensures that the benefits of good sleep hygiene extend far beyond the duration of this challenge, enhancing life quality in the long term.

MWi would like to thank Mollie Eastman for sharing these insights with our community.  Click the button below to find more from the expert: