All the rage.. Or so I hear.. Time to follow and live past 150 years of age with energy.
As a science guy, first things first, standardise and stabilise in order to know if any change is making things better or worse, or being lost in the noise of variation.
http://biohackingbook.com/complimentary-sleep-chapter/ Highly Recommended!
Mi Fit. Cheap and gives a basic reference for activity and sleep length. Also great as alarm clock without waking everyone else up one the house.
Water. Keeping water by my side.
The plan is to head to sleep at 9PM and wake up at 5AM. 8 Hours sleep. Train the mind to expect to wake up at 5AM and be awake instead of drowsy. This gives a few hours to GSD (Get Stuff Done) before needing to head to work (8AM).
2016 June Update: Slowly changing the body clock. Definitely feeling tired after 9PM now, a strong desire for sleep. Monitoring sleeping with Mi Fit. The cold weather has been in issue, with the house becoming a fridge at 3AM. To try and fix this, a bitcoin mining rig is now running at night and we limit the use of the bathroom exhaust fans after hours to stop pumping warm air out.
A University of California, San Diego psychiatry study of more than one million adults found that people who live the longest self-report sleeping for six to seven hours each night. Another study of sleep duration and mortality risk in women showed similar results.
Researchers at the University of Warwick and University College London have found that lack of sleep can more than double the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, but that too much sleep can also be associated with a doubling of the risk of death, though not primarily from cardiovascular disease.
31st May 2016 – Set alarm for 5AM, awoke 7AM. Partly due to cold. Who wants to get out of bed in winter. Set the A/C to heat the house at 5AM and turn off at 9AM each day.