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Episode 53: How to get Better Sleep with Khaliah O. Guillory

When we rob our body of adequate rest which according to the CDC is 7-9 hours, we don’t give our bodies a chance to recover.

About Khaliah

The creative mind behind Nap Bar is Certified Sleep Expert, Khaliah O. Guillory. As a previous C-level executive, she knows a thing or two about handling stress.

Nap Bar, the first white-glove, self-care napping experience in the world, offers communities and companies onsite and en-suite rest sanctuary to help reduce sleep deprivation and increase productivity.

Nap Bar’s mission is to turn sustainable rest into sustainable productivity for not only health-conscious professionals, entrepreneurs, stay-at-home parents

Courage Up Moment

It was the moment Khaliah decided she was going to exit and retire from Corporate America and fulfill her dreams of being a full-time entrepreneur.

The Catalyst to Pivot Away from Corporate America

The Executive Vice President of HR said I don’t know why we’re having these keynote speakers that we bring in paying them thousands of dollars to get our teams fired up when we have you on payroll. It was meant to be a compliment, but it got her thinking. The next day she went to the courthouse and filed for her DBA for her speaking gigs and then filed for her LLC.

Khaliah started Nap Bar because her intention was to solve the 411 Billion dollar US Economic loss. Speaking was the catalyst, Nap Bar was go. Nap Bar was the SpringBoard.

Why Naps?

  • Consistent naps improves your life span of up to 5 years

  • Boosts your immune system

  • Reduces cardiovascular disease

  • Regulates your weight

  • Increases mental acuity

  • Creativity increased by 40%

  • NASA found that a 26 min nap improved their productivity by up to 34% and alertness by 54%

Nap Bar

Nap Bar offers a white-glove, health and wellness experience. Expect a sustainable rest and a full-service Comfort Concierge to help you gently fall asleep and wake up refreshed. Our service offers plush organic New Living Bungaloom mattresses, freshly tossed organic cotton sheets, pillows, and swanky surroundings to help ease you into Snoozeville.

Sweet Spot for Naps

According to NASA and Khaliah, 26 minutes!

5 Ways to Sleep Like a Baby

  1. Room Temperature Matters 66-69 degrees

  2. Bed Time Rituals are a Thing. Every night Khaliah takes a bath.

  3. Invest in a weighted blanket

  4. Do not sleep with your phone on the night stand

  5. Make Sure You’re Grounded

Bonus: Make sure you stretch or foam rolling right before bed time.

Bonus plus: Eat granola cereal or pistachios as a before bedtime snack.


Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

Commit to Die Empty

Courage Song:

Win by Jay Rock

Enlarge my Territory

Angel Eyes by Raghav



Links Mentioned

Connect With Khaliah

Clubhouse -- @KGManifest33

Connect With Ming:

Instagram: @mingshelby

Facebook: Ming Shelby

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