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.

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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 😉

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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!

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    • 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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