Hack Your Sleep and Feel Incredible!

Everyday for the past six months I’ve tracked my sleep using devices and applications. Learning about sleep has been one of my strange obsessions I research about in my free time. Time is our most valuable commodity and also a depreciating asset, so I always realized that if I could sleep less I could get more done. I used to sleep 8-9 hours a night and many times still wake up tired the next morning.

When I first started tracking my sleep I noticed that I only went into deep sleep (REM) for about 15% of the night. Learning and practicing sleep techniques I’ve been able to learn how to sleep on 4-6 hours a night 50-75% of the time in deep sleep. Deep sleep is the most valuable form of sleep as this is when human growth hormone is released. Many times I wake up before my alarm clock after about 5 hours because I just feel so well rested. I wake up feeling incredible, my immune system, and emotional state have also never been better.



If you would like to learn about some techniques on how to fall asleep quickly, stay asleep, and enter into REM sleep then like or comment on this post and if I see enough people are interested I’ll make some videos to share some pretty wild tips that could change your life.

The picture is a screen shot from my cell phone using an application to track my sleep. For Iphone users I recommend using Sleep Cycle. For Android users I recommend using Sleep As Android

PS: The 9% snoring is definitely from my dog 😉

About George Doumanian

I like to have fun with everything I do! I believe life is about taking risks, embracing failure, and being true to ourselves. I love to work hard, live balanced, and celebrate often. Optimistically is the way I view life. Events + Response = Outcome. We never know what will be thrown at us, it's how we handle the situation that determines everything. I'm passionate about self-educating, business, music, and health & fitness. I have many hobbies, I love to travel, and have a big appetite for life. I want to do it all and learn as much as I can while I'm here!

Posted on July 23, 2014, in Sleep Hacking and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Techniques please!! I’m REM-challenged:) I do have Sleep Cycle, I just don’t use it. Q: How can I maximize the app? Do you take supplements at night? (If so, which ones?). Lastly, are naps during the day a no-no? ¡Gracias!


    • First off, start using the app everything single night! There’s a learning curve, but in time you will get better at understanding and using it 😉 I do take supplements at night. The basic sleep stack of supplements I take before sleep on top of my everyday supplements are Potassium, Natural Calm, 5-HTP, and one tablespoon of coconut oil, MCT oil, or almond butter. If I am extra wired and have a lot on my mind then I will GABA and/or Melatonin and/or Valerian root, sometimes all together if necessary. I do not nap during the day; however, meditating for 30 minutes in Alpha state is about the equivalent of 2 hours of sleep. Thanks for the feedback 😉


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