In recognition of the importance of this transformative science, Beth McGroarty, VP research and forecasting of the GWS’ sister organization, the Global Wellness Institute, conducted this special Q&A with world-renowned circadian science expert, Dr. Steven Lockley of Harvard Medical School, and circadian tech pioneer, Timeshifter CEO, Mickey Beyer-Clausen.
In this fascinating interview, they discuss:
- How sleep (our cultural obsession) is not the same as the “circadian clock”—and only solutions that have the timing of light at their center can shift or “reset” our circadian rhythms.
- How our modern world is a circadian nightmare. The future? Solutions that maintain or “reset” our circadian rhythms, a revolution not only for shift workers and jet-lagged travelers but for ALL of us, with our always-on, Zoom-at-5 a.m., digital lives.
- How circadian science will transform medicine, with drugs, treatments and vaccines timed to your circadian cycle for maximum efficacy and safety.
- How the future is “circadian wellness”: When is the best time to do that high-intensity workout, eat that particular food, or have that important meeting.
And we promise that after you read the Q&A you’ll want new sunglasses!
Dr. Steven W. Lockley, BSc, PhD, is a world-renowned sleep and circadian neuroscientist. He is an associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; a neuroscientist at the Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and the co-founder and chief scientist at CircadianTech pioneer Timeshifter. Dr. Lockley has spent 25 years studying ways to reset the circadian clock and works with clients such as NASA and Formula 1’s elite.
Mickey Beyer-Clausen is a Danish-born, New York-based entrepreneur with a track record of building genre-defining companies. Mickey is the co-founder and CEO of Timeshifter—a circadian science company translating sleep and circadian neuroscience into apps to improve the safety, health and performance for billions of people. Before Timeshifter, Beyer-Clausen co-founded several other businesses, including Trunk Archive, Ascio Technologies and Happiness Foundation.
Both will keynote at the next Global Wellness Summit (November 30–December 3) in Boston, where they’ll share more mind-blowing insight on how circadian neuroscience will drive the future of health and wellness.