jginorio wrote:Hello all:
A couple of months ago I purchased an Oura ring to track my sleep. I've been surprised, negatively, as to the amount of deep sleep that I get nightly. It fluctuates around 30 min. I take 5mg melatonin, I have blue light blocking glasses, I've taken some magnesium but I haven't been able to get more than that.
Does anyone have any recommendations?
Gino- my suggestion is that you give a specific type of meditation a try. Binaural beats are a type of music that you listen to with headphones. A slightly different frequency is played into each ear, and your brainwaves experience phenomena called 'entrainment' where they sync to this frequency difference. So if right ear 'hears' 405 Hz and the left ear 'hears' 400 Hz, then your brain syncs to 5 Hz. Deep sleep is associated with what are called delta waves, quite slow. Find some delta wave binaural beats, and listen to them for 20 minutes in the evening before bed. I have found this to have profound influence on my own sleep. And there is some pretty solid science that you can effectively 'train' your brain to get better at going to this type of delta wave deep sleep by regularly using this technique. Some nights I am busy and don't get around to listening to my delta waves before bed and I almost always notice a difference in my rest the next morning.