What I Learned from Six Months of Obsessive Sleep Hacking

How I tracked data to reveal the best habits for improving my own sleep—and how you can, too

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The Sleep Monitoring Tool


Getting Started

How much sleep ‘should’ we get and which types?

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Tracking The Data

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Experiments and Findings

Caffeine

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Exercise

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Limiting Screen Time Before Bed

Diet

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Sleep Aids

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Sex

Supplements

Graphs and Conclusions

Image by Author: Total Sleep in Minutes
Image by Author: Percentage of Total Sleep that was Light Sleep

So was it all worth it?


Recommendations

To increase your total sleep

To increase restorative sleep

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Better Humans is a collection of the world's most trustworthy writing on human potential and self improvement by coaches, academics, and aggressive self-experimenters. Articles are based on deep personal experience, science, and research. No fluff, book reports, or listicles.

Chris Davidson

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Irishman. Guinness fan. Lifter. Dad. Write about health & fitness for the tired & busy. www.DoableWellness.com

Better Humans

Better Humans is a collection of the world's most trustworthy writing on human potential and self improvement by coaches, academics, and aggressive self-experimenters. Articles are based on deep personal experience, science, and research. No fluff, book reports, or listicles.