Sleep Is Your Superpower

Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature’s best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. In this deep dive into the science of slumber, Walker shares the wonderfully good things that happen when you get sleep — and the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don’t, for both your brain and body. Learn more about sleep’s impact on your learning, memory, immune system and even your genetic code — as well as some helpful tips for getting some shut-eye…

 

How to Cure Insomnia with Acupuncture

Poking yourself with sharp objects might not seem like the most effective way to improve your sleep, but first impressions are often misleading.

The Bulletproof approach is to try what is supposed to work, and if it doesn’t, then go outside the box to try what shouldn’t work. Acupuncture for sleep problems is a perfect example. I’ve worked to improve my sleep efficiency for years, and have tried just about everything under the sun, from EEG neurofeedback, to smart drugs, to (surprisingly) honey. If you want to get really cutting-edge you can even try playing with electromagnetic fields, an approach I discuss with Dr. Bill Pawluk in this podcast. Many of these techniques have worked, and some haven’t, and you can find most of them in my sleep hacking posts.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Encourages Restful Sleep: Alternative Treatment for Insomnia, Nightmares, or Fitful Sleeping

The ancient practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers some insight to the varying causes of sleeplessness. The pairing of acupuncture with herbal remedies can bring relief to patients with chronic insomnia, nightmares, and even sleep apnea…

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I Tried A Sleep Massage For Insomnia

There’s nothing I won’t do for better sleep. I have hidden my phone, set a bedtime, quit caffeine—I’ve tried sleep teas, sleep elixirs, and sleep gummies. I’ve taken Melatonin and NyQuil. But none of the above has ever significantly improved the quality of the low-grade sleep I’m accustomed to. I usually fall asleep around 12:30 and wake up by 3 or 4 a.m. That’s fine, I used to think, resigning myself to a life of abbreviated rest. Some people are just meant to be awake more than others…

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How Sleep Adds Muscle

Quality sleep after lifting weights could be the secret to building stronger muscles, faster.

A weightlifting session at the gym may leave you powered up for a night out on the town. It turns out that sleep is crucial for strength training recovery and helps with muscle repair after a strenuous workout. On the flip side, inadequate sleep can interfere with the body’s ability to recover after lifting weights and inhibits the body’s ability to build maximum muscle strength…

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