What protocols are recommended for improving sleep?


To enhance sleep, the Huberman Lab recommends various protocols addressing both behavioral and environmental factors:

  1. Non-Sleep Deep Rest Protocols (NSDR): This includes tools like hypnosis and yoga nidra, which are effective in calming the nervous system and aiding in falling back asleep if woken up at night. Regular practice teaches the brain to turn off thoughts and facilitate sleep without medication 1.

  2. Sleep Hypnosis: A particular recommendation is for the Reverie app's sleep hypnosis, which has been found to help people fall asleep faster, stay asleep, and fall back asleep if awakened during the night 2.

  3. Optimizing Sleep Behavior: Prioritizing quality sleep is essential, as it modulates focus, attention, and overall health. A sleep toolkit is available to help optimize sleep habits 3.

    Better Sleep

    Andrew discusses the importance of getting enough sleep and how to avoid sleep anxiety. He introduces NSDR protocols and how they can help people learn how to turn off their thoughts and go back to sleep. He emphasizes the benefits of using behavioral protocols and meditation to shift the mind and control sleep and circadian rhythms.

    Huberman Lab

    Find Your Temperature Minimum to Defeat Jetlag, Shift Work & Sleeplessness | Huberman Lab Podcast #4
  4. Daytime Meditation: Brief daily meditation can enhance cognitive functions and potentially reduce total sleep needs. Avoid meditation too close to bedtime to prevent sleep disruption 4.

  5. Virtusan App: The app provides 'journeys' for different goals, including sleep optimization. It tracks progress with various science-based protocols for mental, physical health, and performance 5.

  6. Monitoring Daily Habits: Keeping a journal of when you wake up, get sunlight exposure, exercise, and perform NSDR protocols can provide insights into your sleep-wake patterns and areas for improvement 6.

These techniques are aimed at enabling an individual to learn how to downregulate their nervous system better, manage sleep anxiety, and maintain a healthier sleep routine. Always consult with healthcare professionals before starting any new supplement or rigorous protocol.

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