Today's episode provides a host of information on what makes us sleepy, sleep soundly, and feel awake and alert. It covers a broad range of tools for anyone wishing to improve their sleep and wakeful state. The science and logic for each tool is described. Please put your questions related to Episodes 1 & 2 in the comments section below so I can address them in Episode 3 "Office Hours".
For the full show notes, visit hubermanlab.com.
(00:03:30): What Is Sleep Really For?
(00:06:15): Sleep Hunger
(00:09:00): Caffeine: Devil & Angel
(00:12:20): Timing Your Sleep Properly
(00:14:15): Release Your Hormones (At The Right Times)
(00:18:45): (Pineal) Melatonin Waring
(00:24:30): Strange Vision Is Good Vision
(00:32:50): Blue Light Is Great!
(00:37:00): The Real Problem With Smartphones
(00:38:30): Blind / Low Vision People
(00:39:45): Using Exercise & Food To Set Your Clock
(00:42:00): The Power of Sunset
(00:45:43): The Healthy Holes In Your Skull
(00:48:15): Bad Light
(00:51:11): Light Location
(00:53:00): Fire / Candlelight
(00:54:00): When To Eat
(00:54:40): How To Wake Up Earlier
(01:08:00): Using The Body To Control The Mind
(01:10:00) Drugs & Supplements
(01:18:00): Sleep Walking
(01:20:00): Office Hours
Note: A special episode devoted to shift workers and jetlag is coming out soon
As always, thank you for your interest in science!
Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac