Caffeine metabolism and sleep optimization update.
It’s been about a week now since I’ve started re-introducing some caffeine back into my diet due to my ideas on hacking my caffeine stimulant metabolism.
I’ve made the following changes:
– no chocolate (except in my protein shake in the AM)
– caffeine ONLY in the AM.
– broccoli and sulforaphane supplementation.
I haven’t yet tried to isolate which one of these variables is now allowing me to take in caffeine and sleep less but the results have been dramatic.
I basically went from about 9 hours of sleep with Adderall XR and 20-30mg of caffeine to about 6.5 hours of sleep with just ~20mg of caffeine.
My regular sleep WITHOUT any caffeine is just about 6.5 hours so I think I’m going to see law of diminishing returns on this path if I try to optimize further.
I’m able to sleep within 1-2 minutes of going to bed as well.
In conclusion. I’ve gone from 9 hours of sleep down to 6.5 hours of sleep with the same level of productivity. No change in wakefulness. No change in gym recovery, etc.
The real test is whether I can sustain this for six months or so.