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Sleep Tips and Tricks For Improving Sleep Quality

Sleep Tips and Tricks For Improving Sleep Quality

Everyone knows how wonderful it feels to wake up after a refreshing sleep. But you may not know just how critical getting a full night of sleep is to your health and to achieving optimal mental performance. In this post, we're going to give you a sense of why sleep is so important to your brain, and offer some actionable sleep tips and tricks that will help you wake up feeling amazing.

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Qualia Night Survey Results

Qualia Night Survey Results

Qualia Night was designed to support the shift from daytime function, a period characterized by activity, into the rest, repair and rejuvenation functions that dominate the night.

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Sleep and Biohacking: An Interview with Andrew Hill

Sleep and Biohacking: An Interview with Andrew Hill

Andrew Hill is a neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and biohacking educator. He holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCLA, and is a peak performance coach and EEG scientist with a practical emphasis of optimizing executive function and improving brain performance at any age though EEG biofeedback, or neurofeedback, and an advocate of understanding our brains through QEEG Brain Mapping. Join us as we explore tools for improving sleep, boosting brain performance, and busting anxiety.

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Does Good Sleep Help Prevent Colds?

Does Good Sleep Help Prevent Colds?

Cold and flu season runs from about October to May. As I write this, on March 19, we are still in the midst of the time of year when getting sick from viruses that cause colds and flu is common.

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L-Tryptophan: Sources and Benefits

L-Tryptophan: Sources and Benefits

L-tryptophan is an essential amino acid. This means the body cannot synthesize it: it must be obtained from the diet. It’s been known for decades that L-tryptophan has niacin equivalent activity in the body (i.e., we can make NAD+ molecules from it). L-tryptophan is unique because it’s the only way to build NAD+ that doesn’t start from vitamin B3. It does this by a de novo synthesis pathway, which creates a niacin molecule through a series of biological reactions. So, L-tryptophan’s inclusion would seem to be a natural fit in a formulation that wants to support boosting NAD+

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Ashwagandha: Sources and Benefits

Ashwagandha: Sources and Benefits

Ashwagandha is an Ayurvedic herb often referred to as “Indian ginseng.” Within this system of it was classified as a general tonic and strength promoting. Its uses included infusing energy and vigor in circumstances characterized by exhaustion or a lack of physical energy. 

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Mitochondria: Exploring 5 Lifestyle Habits to Benefit Cell Health

Mitochondria: Exploring 5 Lifestyle Habits to Benefit Cell Health

Any way we can boost mitochondria helps us to increase the longevity of our cells and support energy production. In this article, we explore lifestyle habits that improve mitochondrial health and support healthy aging.

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8 Tips For a Great Night's Sleep

8 Tips For a Great Night's Sleep

Getting poor sleep can badly damage your health, career, and relationships. And not knowing the cause is even worse. Sleep specialist Dan Pardi explores the lesser known causes and solutions for poor sleep.

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Have you ever experienced complete silence?

Have you ever experienced complete silence?

We live in remarkable times. We really do. We often don’t pause and reflect upon the amazing things we have created. We have self driving cars, and we carry computers in our pockets. It’s all pretty awesome, but it comes with a price. The price of this ubiquity of technology and convenience is distraction. We are more digitally distracted today than at any other time in our history, it’s all happened quite recently, and we haven’t had the time to adapt and evolve yet.

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