background preloader

Relax Like A Pro: 5 Steps to Hacking Your Sleep

Relax Like A Pro: 5 Steps to Hacking Your Sleep
I once went almost five days without sleep in 1996 just to see 1) if I could make a week (I couldn’t), and 2) what the side-effects would be. I was a new neuroscience major at Princeton at the time and hoped to do research with famed serotonin pioneer, Barry Jacobs. Hallucinations cut my sleep deprivation trial short, but I’ve continued to experiment with sleep optimization and variation as a means of improving performance. Here are a few effective techniques and hacks I’ve picked up over the last five years from sources ranging from biochemistry PhDs to biologists at Stanford University… 1. Consume 150-250 calories of low-glycemic index foods in small quantities (low glycemic load) prior to bed. Morning fatigue and headache isn’t just from sleep debt or poor sleep. 1-2 tablespoons of flaxseed oil (120-240 calories) can be used in combination with the above to further increase cell repair during sleep and thus decrease fatigue. 2. 3. 4. Test “caffeine naps” between 1-3 pm. 5. Sweet dreams.

http://fourhourworkweek.com/2008/01/27/relax-like-a-pro-5-steps-to-hacking-your-sleep/

Related:  Développement personnelTO-DO Tasks

10 Effective Ways To Make You A Faster Learner The importance of learning cannot be underestimated. Learning empowers us to fulfill our ideas and realize our full potential. The speed of gaining new knowledge is practically as important as its volume. Who wouldn’t love to remember tons of information as quickly as possible? If you want to start learning faster, you need a new approach towards the process which would enable you to comprehend the essence of the matter and relate it with new concepts you encounter. The following 10 tips will help you do that.

businessinsider Over the past few decades, the value of an MBA has declined, probably because the academic world can't keep up with the rapid pace of change in the business world. Relatively few entrepreneurs have MBAs, but I'll bet that almost all of the successful ones have read and truly treasure these seven short, easy-to-read classics: 1. As a Man Thinketh Author: James Allen What It Teaches: Most people labor under the misconception that their life is the result of fate, luck, or circumstances. The Miracle and Mystery of Sleep: 12 Remarkable Psychological Studies “Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche What beautiful rewards sleep delivers– if you can get enough of it. Sleep has profound effects on our memories, desires, self-control, learning, relationships and more. Here are twelve studies which demonstrate some of the psychological benefits of sleep and a few of the dangers of not getting enough. 1.

Personality Type and Personal Growth Perhaps the most important realization that an individual can make in their quest for personal growth is that there is no single formula that defines the path to personal success. We all have different goals and priorities, which means that different activities and attitudes will make us feel good about ourselves. We also have different natural strengths and weaknesses that are a part of our inherent personality type. How then, as individuals, can we feel successful in our lives? Each personality type has a different idea of what it means to be successful. Psychology of Pricing: A Gigantic List of Strategies Welcome to the most comprehensive list of psychological pricing strategies. Whether you’re marketing a new product, selling items on eBay, or negotiating a deal on your house, you’ll learn how to choose a price that will maximize your profit. PDF Bonus: This article is 10,868 words.

A Strange Cure for Lack of Sleep Why your perception of how you slept last night is so important. Just believing that you’ve slept better than you really have is enough to boost cognitive performance the next day, a recent study finds. The research, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, divided 164 people into two groups (Draganich & Erdal, 2014). Both were given a lecture on how important sleep quality is and that they would be given a new test of how well they had slept the previous night. They were also told that the average amount of REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep that people get each night is 20%. Join Us As A Resident For Mindful Recovery Take a few minutes to familiarise yourself with our program and, if you feel that you could use our help, give us a call or write us an e-mail. Program As soon as you arrive you will receive a guided tour and an orientation. During your stay, you will work one-on-one with life coaches for a minimum of 2 hours per week. Mindfulness training forms the basis of the work that is done with the life coach. They will support and guide you through the program.

Vision India 2020: India Needs An Entrepreneur's Magic Touch In this series, Sramana Mitra shares chapters from her book Vision India 2020, written to inspire entrepreneurs by sharing 45 interesting ideas for start-up companies with the potential to become billion-dollar enterprises either by focusing on the massive market opportunity in India, or by leveraging India as a development center catering to global customers. These articles are written as business fiction, as if we’re in 2020, reflecting back on building these businesses over the previous decade. We hope to spark ideas for building successful start-ups of your own. Feel free take any of these ideas, develop them, morph them, and if you need help, you can reach out to Sramana and the 1M/1M team.

Related: