[ExI] Which nootropics work best?
max at maxmore.com
Tue Mar 15 01:01:56 UTC 2011
John and Harvey: Yes, I agree completely. Despite the pressure of things to
do, I almost always these days get a minimum of 7 hours and mostly closer to
8 hours sleep, with extra at weekends. As a (Neo)Paleo advocate, I'm
definitely in tune with the idea of waking up without an alarm clock. I find
that more difficult now that I must keep office time, but I'm working toward
I'm already doing my best with nutrition and exercise, so I'm looking for
those extra few percent improvements.
On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 11:37 AM, <mail at harveynewstrom.com> wrote:
> John Grigg <possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com> wrote,
> > My recommendation to Max and everyone is to get a GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP.
> I second this. Reviewing the literature shows that sleep restores
> memory and cognitive function much more effectively than any nootropic.
> We know that the effect of sleep deprivation and the speed at which
> sleep restores function is extremely dramatic. We know that even minor
> disruptions to sleep quantity or quality have dramatic measurable
> effects on performance. Most nootropics show only a few percent
> improvement. And many of these are within the possible range of the
> placebo effect.
> Nootropics might provide a few percentage points of increased
> effectiveness. But they pale in comparison to sleep, exercise, and
> basic nutrition in my experience.
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