Best supplements for sleep?


Best Supplements for Sleep According to Huberman Lab:

  • Magnesium Threonate: Helps to improve sleep quality for many people. It can be particularly effective when taken before sleep.
  • Apigenin: A derivative of chamomile that may assist with falling asleep and staying asleep. It is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before use due to its potential effects on estrogen levels.
  • Theanine: Known to be beneficial for sleep quality. It is often advised to start with lifestyle changes before considering supplements like theanine.

Dr. Andrew Huberman emphasizes the importance of consulting with a physician before adding or removing anything from a supplement protocol and is also cautious about the potential for dependency on sleep supplements. He suggests that while supplements can help with sleep quality, their absence should not prevent one from falling and staying asleep, but the depth and duration of sleep might not be as good without them. Additionally, it's good practice to try supplements separately to see which works best for you 1 2 3 4 5 6.

Optimizing Sleep

Andrew Huberman discusses how to optimize sleep through behavioral tools, nutrition, and supplementation. He recommends magnesium threonate, apigenin, and theanine as supplements that can greatly improve sleep for most people. However, he advises consulting with a physician before adding or removing anything from a supplement protocol.

Huberman Lab

Sleep Toolkit: Tools for Optimizing Sleep & Sleep-Wake Timing | Huberman Lab Podcast #84

For the most recent advice, check the episode "Developing a Rational Approach to Supplementation for Health & Performance" released on January 9, 2023 4.