"Ask the Sleep Doctor" - New Addition To Our Team

We at Team Night Club are excited to announce a new addition to our team, Dr. Ed O’Malley (@edo). Dr. O’Malley offered three power-point presentations during the webinar series dealing with the Science and Medicine of Sleep. [Science and Medicine of Sleep [WS] | Night Club] These were so well received that we mutually decided to make access to Dr. O’Malley a monthly event.

On the second Wednesday of every month, at 2:00 pm Mountain Time, Dr. O’Malley will be offering brief comments about the science and medicine of sleep, but the bulk of each session will be your ability to talk to a sleep specialist. Good sleep is so important for overall health, and for success in the nocturnal meditations. If you don’t sleep well, you won’t dream well. Dr. Andrew (who is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine) will be joining Ed, but the bulk of these gatherings will be with Dr. O’Malley.

Ask the Sleep Doctor

  • Sessions will be held on the second Wednesday of every month, at 2:00 pm Mountain Time.

  • The first session will be held on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021. - Zoom link and more information coming soon…

  • This offering will be free to all Night Clubbers for the first few months before becoming a premium-only offering.

Session Disclaimer and Agreement

By participating in this session with Ed O’Malley, you agree and understand that each session is an educational and informational experience designed to help you, and that results will vary from person to person. If you are dealing with a serious sleep issue you may be better served by a sleep doctor in your area who can meet with you in person. You further understand and agree that no medical diagnosis or treatment is implied in these sessions. You agree to take full responsibility for your health and well-being and understand that these sessions are not intended to replace medical or professional advice or treatment. You acknowledge that sessions with Ed are not a substitute for traditional medical care and that it is your responsibility to make decisions as to if and when such care is needed for mental or physical conditions. You agree there shall be no liability on the part of Ed, Andrew, or Night Club should you fail to do so.

Here is some information about our new team member:

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Dr. Ed O’Malley is an integrative sleep specialist trained at Cornell University Grad School of Medical Sciences and NYU Sleep Disorders Center in NYC. He ran the Norwalk Hospital (teaching hospital of Yale) for 12 years, training resident physicians in sleep medicine and creating the first Insomnia Center in the region. He also holds Advanced Certification in Bio- and Neurofeedback, and Nature Awareness Training.

Dr. O’Malley takes a broad approach to sleep and wellness, moving easily between the technological and the natural worlds. Utilizing the power of biofeedback and neurofeedback while cultivating a deep connection to the natural world he seamlessly integrates both. In today’s world that seems to move faster and faster, consuming all but the briefest moments of free time, Ed guides clients to slow down, becoming mindful of what really matters.


@AndyK, is this where we would submit questions? I love that this is going to be a regular feature!

I have a question for tomorrow’s session:

  1. The Lucidity Institute FAQ states “Drugs in the LSD family, including psilocybin and tryptamines actually stimulate REM sleep (in doses small enough to allow sleep), leading to longer REM periods.” [LINK, LI FAQ 3.6] [They add “We do not recommend the use of drugs without proper guidance nor do we urge the breaking of laws.”]

a) Why do psychedelic drugs enhance REM sleep? Has there been any recent research on the mechanism behind that effect?

b) Do you think there could be benefits of occasional nocturnal microdosing with psychedelic drugs, either in a therapeutic or lucid dreaming/dream yoga context? Is anyone researching that?


Hey @ArthurG thanks for sharing your enthusiasm about this new offering! :slight_smile:

I recently created a new landing page for this event [https://nightclub.andrewholecek.com/members/ask-the-sleep-doctor] where members can access the live Zoom link, the recorded sessions, and submit questions in advance.

Going forward you can use the submission form on the Sleep Doctor landing page to submit questions in advance!

I noted your questions here though and will and them to the queue for this Wednesdays session - so no need to re-submit them.