Category: other authors

“20 negative Amazon reviews on the Zeo “

Optionzz Guest • 6 years ago Could be some of the posts are from the $1000/night sleep centers…I learned more in a week of ZEO, by far, than I did from the sleep center…also, the more well written and persuasive the neg comments on Amazon are, the more likely they are written by vested interest…

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ZEO sleep score, or ZQ formula

So I went to my friend (and cofounder/CTO of Zeo) Ben Rubin for answers. He explained that the Zeo uses a simple algorithm that computes your total sleep time, REM sleep, deep sleep, time in wake, and how many times you were woken, then uses them to create your total ZEO sleep score, or ZQ.…

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“Vitamin D destroyed my deep sleep”

19 August 2012 write up by Chris L using a year of Zeo sleep data where he argues a clear trend exists with vitamin D supplementation reducing his deep sleep Link: http://evenbetterchris.blogspot.ru/2012/08/vitamin-d-destroyed-my-deep-sleep.html Sunday, August 19, 2012 I want to tell the whole story of how I figured this out, but I will just cut to the…

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Influence of Melatonin Intake

The two figures below show the influence of melatonin intake respectively on REM and deep sleep. The intake was with 3mg of Melatonin (timed released) always taken between 10 and 11 PM (according to a study conducted with patients with reduced REM sleep duration, this time window seems the best for influencing positively REM sleep…

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Fasting (голодание и REM фаза)

Since toxins/preservatives/additives seem to interfere with sleep by causing inflammations in the brain, I started to investigate on diets. During my research, I stumbled on benefits of fasting for detoxifying the body, and decided to conduct an experiment. Therefore, I fasted for six days in a row, I was only drinking water and herbal teas,…

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Xanax Intake

Since I also suspect that stress related problems might be at the source of my sleep issues, I wanted to conduct an experiment with an anxiolytic. Therefore, I took 0.5 mg of Xanaxfor 6 days in a row (either in 2 intakes of 0.25 mg in the morning and in the evening, or in a…

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Effect of Alcohol

The two figures below respectively give the effect of alcohol consumption on my deep sleep and REM sleep. The scale used is the following (and #data on the top of the bars gives the number of nights that have been collected for each of these sets): 0: 0 drink (within 6 hours before bedtime) 1:…

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