This blog post has a great precis of an article reporting that the brain is less competent after midnight.

From the study:

“The resulting “Mind After Midnight” hypothesis states that the mind isn’t set up to operate as it does in the daytime, and as a result, we’re more likely to make impulsive and even “risky” decisions.”

If you scroll down the post, there’s a great video that covers fifteen different things you can do before bed that help you get an excellent night’s sleep.

The things he mentions that I’m going to try:

  • Turn off overhead lights
  • 200-400 theanine
  • Melatonin, but not often
  • 400 ml magnesium
  • Chamomile tea
  • 20 grams of collagen powder for the 3 grams of glycine, but I might just take glycine powder
  • Bath or shower before bed
  • Back and body stretches
  • No food or dinner after 7 pm
  • 30 minutes before bedtime reduce temperature to 19 C
  • Run an air purifier with a heap filter
  • Tape my mouth
  • Weighted blanket

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