What protocols are recommended for improving sleep?


The , specifically in a session with , offers several strategies for enhancing sleep:

  1. Maintain a consistent sleep schedule: Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, regardless of the day of the week. Regularity helps anchor your sleep, improving both its quantity and quality 1.

  2. Limit light exposure before bedtime: In the last hour before bed, reduce the lighting in your home by at least 50% to help stimulate the release of melatonin, which aids sleep onset 1.

  3. Adopt cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI): This involves working with a clinician who assesses your sleep issues and offers tailored interventions, such as bedtime rescheduling or sleep restriction therapy, to enforce sleep efficiency 2.

  4. Avoid counterproductive sleep habits after a bad night: Don't sleep in later, go to bed earlier, increase caffeine intake, or nap during the day following a poor night of sleep. These behaviors can disrupt your sleep-wake rhythm and make it harder to sleep the following night 3.

    Sleep Hygiene Basics

    Matthew emphasizes the importance of regular sleep patterns and darkness for optimal sleep quality. Consistent bedtime routines and dimming lights before sleep can significantly improve sleep onset and duration.

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    Dr. Matthew Walker: Protocols to Improve Your Sleep | Huberman Lab Guest Series
  5. Exercise and room temperature: Regular exercise can improve the electrical quality of your sleep, particularly deep non-REM sleep. Also, keeping the bedroom cool can promote better sleep 4.

These methods focus on both behavioral and environmental adjustments to improve sleep patterns and compensate for disruptions.


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