My #1 Sleep Inducing/quality Enhancing Hack

SindreSindre
edited February 2014 in Sleep Hacking

I lie down.. On a bed..


 


No, really. Bad jokes aside:


 


I make a tea of 1-2 tbsp Tart Cherry concentrate (contains melatonin)


I add 1 tbsp of collagen and 1 tbsp of brain octane


This puts me to sleep like a baby ( i've had SEVERE sleeping problems ) and my sleep quality averages 94-100% (according to Sleep Cycle)


 


i also started adding 2g of tryptophan after listening to Dave's podcast with Fowkes, haven't done this mor ethan once though, so i don't really have enough data to report anything.


only that the l-tryptophan makes it taste like shite.


 


Whats your best sleeping hack?


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  • SystemSystem mod
    edited February 2014

    I find the inclusion of brain octane very interesting. That stuff usually makes me feel alert and energized, so I don't know how it'll help me sleep. I'll give it a whirl, though. Thanks.


     


    I usually drink a tonic consisting of manuka honey, upgraded collagen, and 8 or so ounces of water. Then, I  lay down on a sleep map and do HRV exercises for about 15 minutes. This puts me in a very relaxed state, allowing me to sleep within 10 minutes.


     


    My order of l-tryptophan is currently on its way; I can't wait to experiment with it.


  • What was the purpose of the L-Tryptphan?


  • tryptophan is a bulding block for seratonin, which then is converted to melatonin, which makes you sleepy :)

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    One thing that induces instant sleep for me is studying for some bullshit class. :-D


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  • Meditation while I'm trying to fall asleep. It's like the mental equivalent of relaxing all the muscles of the body.


  • Interestingly since listening to Dave's podcast with Steve Fowkes I have discovered a few really cool things.  Tryptophan mixed with collagen in water and left for about 30 minutes before consuming....really rocks my sleep quality in a positive way.  Secondly, learning that pH has a circadian rhythm has helped me hack when I sleep and wake up very effectively. Alkaline foods in the morning have sent me back to bed for the whole day but that is my particular chemistry.   It is not a one size fits all kind of thing. 


  • Oh, word? You have to wait 30 minutes before consuming? I did it wrong last night then, because I consumed it right away.


     


     




    Interestingly since listening to Dave's podcast with Steve Fowkes I have discovered a few really cool things.  Tryptophan mixed with collagen in water and left for about 30 minutes before consuming....really rocks my sleep quality in a positive way.  Secondly, learning that pH has a circadian rhythm has helped me hack when I sleep and wake up very effectively. Alkaline foods in the morning have sent me back to bed for the whole day but that is my particular chemistry.   It is not a one size fits all kind of thing. 



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    Interestingly since listening to Dave's podcast with Steve Fowkes I have discovered a few really cool things.  Tryptophan mixed with collagen in water and left for about 30 minutes before consuming....really rocks my sleep quality in a positive way.  Secondly, learning that pH has a circadian rhythm has helped me hack when I sleep and wake up very effectively. Alkaline foods in the morning have sent me back to bed for the whole day but that is my particular chemistry.   It is not a one size fits all kind of thing. 





     


     


     


     


     






    That's weird that alkaline foods in the morning knock you out. What exactly are you eating? That podcast brought a lot of clarity as to why I didn't get much from bulletproof coffee in the morning since I'm naturally a morning person and my acid-alkaline cycle isn't broken.

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  • Where can I buy good quality L tryptophan?





  • That's weird that alkaline foods in the morning knock you out. What exactly are you eating? That podcast brought a lot of clarity as to why I didn't get much from bulletproof coffee in the morning since I'm naturally a morning person and my acid-alkaline cycle isn't broken.





    Not weird at all. See this:


    http://www.projectwellbeing.com/health/ph-the-real-deal/

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