A few days ago was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. His most famous quote “I had a dream!” rings in our memories.
Unlike Dr. King, I don’t dream. In fact, I have so much trouble sleeping I can’t remember the last time I had one. I’d like to fall in a deep sleep every night, dream a wonderful dream and wake up refreshed
For the last 10 years, though, sleep has been hard to come by. I struggle to fall asleep. Once asleep, I struggle to stay asleep. In most cases, it’s my mind that keeps me awake. I just can’t turn off my brain.
My wife tells me I can’t sleep because I exercise late at night and because I read on my iPad. Both are probably legitimate reasons why I can’t sleep. But there has to be others too. I have to find a way to sleep.
I just want to wake up refreshed in the morning. Poor sleep affects my productivity, my mood and my overall health.
In an effort to find ways to get good sleep, I’ve compiled below the five best resources for hacking sleep. Visit each and find something useful to implement or change in your life. See what works for you.
- The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss – The author of the ultra-successful The 4-Hour Workweek dedicated an entire section of The 4-Hour Body to hacking sleep. You’ll find something in there that will intrigue you. If you don’t have the book and want to read some of Tim’s other tips, visit this blog post.
Bulletproof Executive by Dave Asprey – Dave, like Tim Ferriss, has dedicated his life to hacking his own biology so you can live a better life. This section of his blog is dedicated to hacking sleep. You’ll be amazed at what you find here.
If nothing else, buy some MCT Oil or Bulletproof Brain Octane and you’ll have energy all day long. There has been only one day in the last three weeks where I’ve needed a boost of energy in the middle of the day. In those three weeks, each day I started with a cup of Bulletproof coffee mixed with a tablespoon of MCT oil. I’ve had energy galore!
- Scribd – On the Scribd app you can find a free ebook of 40 different sleep hacks. For a free ebook, this is loaded with valuable information. Check it out here.
SleepBetter.org – Dr. Lisa is all about hacking sleep. Maybe that’s a bit to much information because you’ll even find articles written by Mayo Clinic personnel.
These are just five resources for hacking sleep but I think they are five of the best. Just google “hacking sleep” or “sleep hacks” and see how many results there are. You can scan through them all but you’ll keep coming back to these five.
Now that you have the five best resources for hacking sleep, post in the comments below what sleep hacks have worked for you. Let’s build our own useful resource right here.
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