How Sleep Can Make You a Better Leader

Published December 1, 2020

On episode 3 of the Founders Forward Podcast we welcome Jeff Kahn, the CEO and Founder of Rise Science. Rise is the only app that unlocks the real-world benefits of better sleep. Jeff has 10 years of sleep science experience and research. Before starting Rise Science Jeff spent time publishing academic articles and supporting world class athletes and teams with better sleep. There is no doubt about it that Jeff knows about sleep. 

Being a founder is difficult. Mix in 2020 as a whole and the stress and anxiety of being a founder can be overbearing. Jeff shared his story of going from sleep science student to founding a sleep app. He discusses how sleep can be an easy way to improve your overall well being (and leaves us with plenty of sleep takeaways). The conversation does not stop there — Jeff also has plenty of tidbits about his life of a founder and how he leads and stays productive. 

Mike Preuss, CEO of Visible, had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Jeff. You can give the full episode a listen below (or in any of your favorite podcast apps).

What You Can Expect to Learn From Jeff:

  • The 100 year history of sleep science (in 5 minutes)
  • Simple takeaways to improve your sleep 
  • How sleep impacts your leadership skills
  • How you can leverage circadian rhythms to do better work
  • How managing sleep (and sleep debt) can improve your overall well being 
  • How Jeff categories his day to be most efficient
  • How iteration and measurement improved a key activation metric 10x for Rise

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