Be More Alert When Awake


Huberman Lab

Today's episode provides a host of information on what makes us sleepy, sleep soundly, and feel awake and alert. It covers a broad range of tools for anyone wishing to improve their sleep and wakeful state. The science and logic for each tool are described.

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Thank you to our sponsors​

AG1 (Athletic Greens):


Waking Up:



(00:00:00) Introduction

(00:01:23) Sponsors: AG1, LMNT, Waking Up

(00:06:54) What Is Sleep Really For?

(00:09:33) Sleep Hunger

(00:11:09) Caffeine: Devil & Angel

(00:15:34) Timing Your Sleep Properly

(00:17:30) Release Your Hormones (At The Right Times)

(00:18:45) (Pineal) Melatonin Waring

(00:24:30) Strange Vision Is Good Vision

(00:32:50) Blue Light Is Great!

(00:37:00) The Real Problem With Smartphones

(00:38:30) Blind / Low Vision People

(00:39:45) Using Exercise & Food To Set Your Clock

(00:42:00) The Power of Sunset

(00:45:43) The Healthy Holes In Your Skull

(00:48:15) Bad Light

(00:51:11) Light Location

(00:53:00) Fire / Candlelight

(00:54:00) When To Eat

(00:54:40) How To Wake Up Earlier

(01:08:00) Using The Body To Control The Mind

(01:10:00) Drugs & Supplements

(01:18:00) Sleep Walking

(01:20:00) Office Hours

Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac


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