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. One of the goals of the product is to promote a feeling of calmness and relaxation in the evening. Another goal was to support sounder sleep. A third goal was to have users wake feeling ready to start their day. And the last goal was for users to have a next day nootropic experience, with what they took at night supporting performance the next day. During the development of Qualia Night, volunteers agreed to take the product and give feedback about their experiences in these areas.
Adult participants meeting the eligibility criteria for this project were selected from candidates who had previously enrolled in the Neurohacker Collective beta program. Ten doses of Qualia Night were sent to participants, with instructions to take a full dose of 4 capsules in the evening with dinner, approximately 1.5-3 hours prior to desired bedtime. They were also instructed to take the product for 5 consecutive days, followed by 2 days off the product, followed by an additional 5 consecutive days. Participants were selected to include adults of both biological sexes and a mix of ages. All participants were asked to complete three questionnaires: (1) a baseline questionnaire prior to beginning the product, (2) a questionnaire after taking the Qualia Night for 5 evenings, (3) a questionnaire after taking the Qualia Night for 10 evenings. Participants were also encouraged to share additional feedback a week after completing the last dose. Thirty-five people completed the 10 evenings of supplementation and provided responses to the questionnaires.
More than 9 out of 10 participants rated their overall experience of the product as excellent or good.†
Compared with how they normally sleep, about 8 out of 10 rated their overall sleep as better or much better after taking Qualia Night. About 6 out of 10 reported an improvement in ease of falling asleep and about 7 out of 10 felt it was easier to fall back asleep if they woke during the night.†
In order to get a sense of evening performance, especially as it related to product goals of promoting calmness and relaxation in the evening, participants were asked to rate their experiences of being calm, relaxed & social, ability to wind down, and readiness for sleep. Ratings were given prior to taking Qualia Night (i.e., to get a baseline) and while taking it. More than 9 out of 10 scored these areas of evening performance as improved when taking Qualia Night.†
In order to get a sense of waking and morning performance, participants were asked to rate their (1) morning tiredness & sleepiness, (2) feelings of being rested, refreshed, restored & ready to start the day, (3) energy, mental alertness & mood. Ratings were given prior to taking Qualia Night (i.e., to get a baseline) and while taking it. Eighty-five percent of participants scored these areas of morning performance as improved when taking Qualia Night.†
In order to get a sense of next day nootropic experiences, participants were asked to rate mental sharpness, energy, and ability to handle challenges and get things done across the entire day. Ratings were given prior to taking Qualia Night (i.e., to get a baseline) and while taking it. Almost 8 out of 10 participants scored these areas as improved when taking Qualia Night, suggesting it delivered a next day nootropic experience for most users.†
Qualia Night Delivers
More than 9 out of 10 people (92%) rated their experience of Qualia Night as good or excellent.†
More than 9 out of 10 people (94%) felt more calm and relaxed in the evenings after taking Qualia Night.†
About 8 out of 10 people (77%) rated their sleep as better or much better after 10 days of Qualia Night.†
Wake Feeling Refreshed & Ready
More than 8 out of 10 people (85%) felt less morning tiredness & sleepiness, more rested, refreshed, restored & ready to start the day, and greater morning energy, mental alertness & mood after taking Qualia Night.†
Next Day Nootropic
Almost 8 out of 10 people (79%) felt they were more mentally sharp, energetic, and had greater ability to handle challenges and get things the next day after taking Qualia Night in the evenings.†
†Based on proprietary survey data from 35 people after 10 days of Qualia Night.
Disclaimer: Several factors should be kept in mind when interpreting the results. The study contained a small number of participants and was not placebo-controlled. While Neurohacker Collective is encouraged by the results of this small preliminary study, further controlled, larger studies will be required to verify the findings.