Sleep advice is rife with misinformation because we all sleep differently—evolution programmed us that way. We dug through the science and spoke to researchers to determine the best sleep tips. Why it matters: Improving poor sleep is magic for your health and performance.
I worry about my sleep. I answered yes to the four questions. This article has been a huge relief. Thank you.
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I have tracked my sleep though the eight sleep app and found that alcohol and sugar increase my average resting heart rate by over 10 bpm and I feel it the next day. My cardiologist recommended taking Magnesium for an irregular heart beat and I found that if I take a triple formulation of 300 mg about a half hour before bed it knocks me out and I now fall asleep easily.
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Really great piece, enhanced by others who pass on great ideas too.
I wonder if driving in the car for 15+ min in the first 90 min of your day counts towards sun exposure like you're talking about? I would assume so? Not as chill as quietly sitting in the sun for 15 min first thing, though.
My partner sleeps cold and I sleep hot. I’ve considered the temperature regulating mattress toppers, like the Eight or bed jet. They are super expensive. Does anyone have any experience with them?
I recently self-published a book to Amazon called "The Sleep Solution", where I research and explore some of the more recent sleep wellness trends, providing an unbiased view backed by science and studies to see how effective each of them are. Hopefully it helps others get a better sleep.
Thank you so much for this article. It really helped me wrap my mind around sleep and develop a sleep mindset and sleep hygiene routine.
Friendly neighborhood Virgo here! Rag on me for nitpicking, but a tweet is not a meme. That was a link to a tweet about Dr. Huberman’s sunlight recommendation, and only partially. Might wanna change the language. He’s definitely done a GREAT JOB of disseminating his love of neuroscience. One of my faves. And Dr. Attia.