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A personal trainer, graphics enthusiast and code taster


Dec
23
comment How do I clear my mind before going to sleep?
Dan, that probably has to do with melatonin having a half hour half life.
Mar
11
comment How do I clear my mind before going to sleep?
Adam-E, don't think, do it! I've had f.lux on my ipad for a while and it's made it perfect for reading before bed.
Jul
4
comment Is it possible to learn foreign languages effectively by watching tv series?
+1. I also recommend watching foreign TV/Movies with subtitles in your native language. Don't focus on just read the subtitles but try to connect them with what you're hearing. Either way, this should be more supplementary to your main education. It also probably would work best if you re-watch something multiple times, since you can anticipate what will happen and connect it with dialog.
Jun
23
comment How do I clear my mind before going to sleep?
@gregjor please read this article about melatonin and its effects There's plenty of citations for you to go through. I've also discussed water and hydration in great detail. "x has been debunked numerous times' is a non sequitur. "water is not a nutrient" => wikipedia/nutrient -> ctrl + f + "water" = 8 results! Please leave statements for supported facts, not shaky opinions.
Jun
21
comment How do I clear my mind before going to sleep?
zeferino glad you liked it, hope it helps with your insomnia! @le_garry do you have any citation that shows melatonin supplementation can lead to dependency? As for the hour thing, I always take it 1-2 hours before bed. You do have to go through the bed time routine or it doesn't work. Although even stronger anti-histamines/sleeping pills - benadryl, atarax etc - can produce paradoxical effects if you force yourself to stay up on them.
Jun
20
comment How do I clear my mind before going to sleep?
Alcohol actually reduces your sleep quality: "In the women studied, alcohol decreased sleep duration and efficiency (ratio of time sleeping in bed to total time spent in bed) and increased how often they woke up during the night. Alcohol deepened sleep during the first half of the night but then disrupted sleep during the second half of the night, a finding that previous studies have reported."WebMD