Escaping The Matrix with Neurohacking – Are We Trapped in Our Mind?

If you don't feel like you are trapped in The Matrix, then stop reading right now. You’re either completely free and then likely not reading these words anyway, or so deep into it that I probably can’t help you.

 Your sovereign power has been taken away and you’ve been labeled a resource, a consumer. Since when did we become “human resources” and “consumers” and stop being free human beings?

The attitude that corporate profits must forever expand means you must be kept anxious, lonely and depressed. If you remain in a constant state of fear, always wanting more and never being satisfied with what you have and who you are for very long, then you’ll begin looking for the next product or service to purchase to stop the pain. 

Marketing, advertising, and even school are designed to shape and mold you into a worker and consumer. You are a commodity from which to extract energy and resources and have been trapped into giving up your sovereignty. You’ve been molded into good factory worker making money for a group of owners. Welcome to modern day slavery, corporate sharecropping.   Welcome to The Matrix. 

Are You Ready For The TRUTH?

 

FORCED PUBLIC SCHOOL WAS DESIGNED TO MAKE FACTORY WORKERS AND GOOD SOLDIERS

 Get up only when the bell rings. There is only one right answer and one way to get it. You have to eat lunch at this exact time. Oh, there's another bell, lunch is over, time to attend the next State required subject.

Did you ever wonder why you were taught only specific subjects in school? Originally public schooling was a way to create good little factory workers for the capitalists that needed them so badly. They needed a mildly intelligent but easily controllable population of workers.  Thus the buzzers and bells to accustom you to moving about at preset times without someone telling you to do so, but rather conforming to the thought that the bell tells you to move. All this is documented by a school teacher in the wonderful book, the Underground History of American Education. It’s a wonderful book that documents the history of public schooling and why it came about as well as details the many genius souls who never attended forced schooling, like Einstein, Tesla, Newton, and Edison. Sometimes genius needs to obsessively focus on one subject to the exclusion of others to truly shine. Have you wondered why we don’t have any modern-day Edisons, Teslas or Einsteins?

 

If you don't know about Nikola Tesla, it's time you become introduced. This was my first exit port from the Matrix. Simply learning about Tesla helps you understand how much has been hidden from you. Here's a totally FREE kindle book on Tesla for you. 

In order to focus, find their passion and get REALLY good at something, the genius of times past did not study 7 subjects in school. They were not forced to move from math to literature by buzzers ringing. No, they moved from math to literature if and only if they wanted to and only when they wanted to. When they had a need or a passion for learning something, they dove in headfirst. They didn't spend 45 minutes a day studying it, they immersed themselves in it, read for hours, days sometimes. Then they went to meet the people who wrote the books or at least corresponded with them to learn more and pry into the secrets there. 

Our modern world takes you from the school to the office where you continue to live by and obey the clock and sometimes even the bells. I work at a manufacturing plant where there's a buzzer that goes off when it's time for break and again when breaktime is over. Just like in school. Thankfully I don't work in the manufacturing portion of the plant and can ignore the buzzer. But not everyone can. 

When you’re not at work, you're kept distracted from yourself through media, shopping, and the internet. We're all becoming increasingly more anxious, depressed and lonely. We're spending too much time living in our heads and thinking about messages that are implanted there from others. The news, movies, television, and commercials give us the landscape on which we create thoughts. Try driving to work or bike riding to work without any media on. Notice what you think about. Now turn on the radio and again notice what you think about. Still, don't think your mind is being influenced and co-opted? 

I call this The Matrix. As have many others. I am not a unique voice here. But I do think my way of escaping the Matrix is unique. Wouldn’t you like to know how to Escape The Matrix?

WE'RE STUCK IN OUR HEADS

All this forced schooling and government forced learning of very specific subjects makes some of us crazy! We start to retreat into our heads, into story. We tell ourselves stories over and over again, sometimes disengaging with the real world. 

I bet you spend so much time in your head that we miss enjoying some of the best moments of your life. Sometimes, the only way you can enjoy memories is looking at old pictures or reliving a scene from the past in your head and realizing how great that moment was. At the actual time the memory occurred, it didn't even register as special. 

Eckhart Tolle says that the only difference between that crazy person on the street talking to themselves and us is that we don’t say what’s in our head out loud. Yet most of you are stuck in your heads having conversations and reliving the past in a way that’s quite insane. You're talking to yourself all day long, just like that crazy person. You just keep it to yourself. 

I used to constantly have conversations in my head. I’d be imagining the worst-case scenario, like getting caught reading a book on the job. When I worked in pharmaceuticals I’d often have an hour waiting for the mixing process of a batch of vaginal suppositories to finish. Hey, someone’s got to figure out how to make these things. I would sit down and read a book. No one came into the pilot plant but me, so why not. I could read a book a week this way. But instead of focusing on the book and my work afterward, I was caught up in the story of my boss coming in and catching me. I would think about what to say if I was caught and then what he would say and how I would respond and so on. Often I would think about what would happen if our world had a major crisis and where I would go. Did I have enough food stored? Should I buy gold and silver? How much should I buy?

All this scenario planning and worrying and anxiety for something that hadn’t happened. It was all put in my head because of what I was hearing on the news, reading in magazines and reading on the net.

Most of us are stuck in this loop of worrying about what people are thinking. Is everyone I walk by looking at this stain on my shirt? Does my hair look out of place? Is there a booger hanging out of my nose? I’m just going to rub it and check. Now that I did that, is this person thinking I’m doing that because they have a booger and I’m trying to signal to them?  I think I’m going to have a big salad for dinner tonight, now I’m reliving a totally pleasurable sex scene from my past. Oh, right, what am I supposed to be doing? I can’t even remember why I came in here.

We’re rarely able to focus and stay focused on the present. And this is causing many of us to become anxious, unhappy and unable to enjoy life.

Neurohacking is about finding our Minds and then letting go. We must learn to set a goal, create a plan, do the work and let go of the outcome without getting caught up in the story and without attaching our self-worth to the final result. We must learn to live in the present moment and move our attention into our bodies and out of our head. This is where psychology, stress relief and cognitive performance and advances are going.

Check out this video explaining a little about this:

BUT HOW DO WE GET THERE AND HOW DID WE GET HERE? WHAT THE HECK IS NEUROHACKING? 

I don't think it's anyone's fault in this day and age. Forced public schooling was originally instituted to make good factory workers and soldiers and now it's thought that we need it to be competitive with other countries for scientists and engineers. Notice how no one questions the fact that we're forcing public schooling to teach us to make more money for the corporations. We're so deep into this that we all forgot it's OK for some people to study just ONE subject. In so much depth that they become the WORLD expert on that subject. If someone is passionate about primal movement, let her dig in at an early age. Have her train with the best in the world. By the time she's 20 she will be an expert, if not THE expert and plent capable of making al living doing what she loves and what she's good at. 

Instead, we force her to give up that passion and conform. To learn math and science and read old books that offer no value to her. She becomes rebellious or she becomes docile and passive. At some later time in her life, she wakes up and suddenly wants to break free!

But How?

It's time to hack the system!

The Neurohacker Collective says neurohacking “involves applying science and technology to influence the brain and body to optimize the subjective experience.

The desired outcomes of neurohacking cover everything from focused productivity, to expanded creativity, more restful sleep, reduced anxiety, enhanced empathy, and anything else that contributes to the psychological well-being and emotional health of whole, thriving human beings.

The technologies of neurohacking run the gamut from chemical technologies like nootropics and entheogens, probiotics to support the gut-brain connection, bioelectrical technologies like neurofeedback and transcranial stimulation, photic therapies like low-level laser therapy and all the way to embodied practices like somatics and meditation. So long as there is a scientifically accessible biological mechanism for effecting subjective experience, it belongs in the domain of neurohacking.”

Neurohacker Collective was designed to radically change human consciousness and break us all out of The Matrix. Their first and flagship product is an epic nootropic stack to fundamentally make you feel more like yourself. It's called Qualia. And it's awesome. Watch this company closely if you want OUT! They're up to big things. 

It's called Qualia. And it's awesome. Watch this company closely if you want OUT! They're up to big things. 

We all should be neurohacking because…

OUR WORLD IS A MINDFUCK

The modern world is fucking with your biology, your relationships, and your mind. And you’re letting this happen. Realize that you are passively consuming information that becomes embedded into your mind and you are therefore letting it influence your mind.  You wonder why anxiety, loneliness, and stress are at all-time highs and yet the shit we feed into our psyche is designed to keep us in this state.

Big brand companies never want you to be satisfied or they can't grow their bottom line. 

School forces us to learn the same exact things as everyone else. 

School forces us to only associate with peers of the exact same age (give or take 18 months at most). 

Working for someone else can be thought of as modern slavery in that you do most of the work for absent owners who collect the majority of profits as dividends and may not work at all. 

Media tries to get us to think we can all be rugged individualists, living alone, fighting back nature and providing for all our own needs without relying on anyone else.

Our minds are rented out by media, advertising, and our corporate workplaces that force their way of thinking into the deep of our minds.

We all need to implement the right tools and practices to unfuck our modern lifestyle.We need to reclaim our mindspace and kick out the renters taking up that space and giving us nothing in return. 

DUNBAR’S NUMBER 

Imagine someone from a tribal community 10,000 years ago, hell someone from just 100 years ago, hearing and seeing us communicate with one another from across the world instantaneously, or even flying overhead in metal tubes. Maybe even a livestream video of what the other person is doing, in that instant appears. Is this magic? Is it astral projection?

Arthur C. Clarke said that “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”

Long ago it was the Shaman’s role to use magic and communicate with spirits and entities and receive information from far away. If it was the shaman in the tribe using a cell phone or Skype to communicate with a pilot in the air or another shaman across the ocean, then it might be overlooked as magic. Today, this “magic” allows us to communicate with so many people far away, that your biology thinks your 9000 Facebook friends are part of your tribe. This gives a false sense of kinship and tribe. Ideally, you would be in physical contact with the majority of people you share energy with.

We’re designed to communicate with about 150 people, locally. This is referred to as Dunbar’s Number. In person communication with which we can form comfortable relationships is sustainable and natural. We were meant to break bread, touch, feel the energy of and meet the families of the people in our community.

Now, alone in your bedroom, disconnected from the natural world, you stare into screens and message your Facebook or Instagram “friends. Instead of seeing someone’s face and demeanor to tell how they’re feeling you send cartoon emoticons of how you’re feeling.

You type in one line status updates to make sure everyone knows you’re an alpha male or popular female, having fun and doing great things. Meanwhile, you frantically check the photos of others doing amazing things and make plans to get out of your bedroom tomorrow and actually do something, off the computer. Tomorrow. Always tomorrow.

But most of your friends are not truly friends. People you met once, long ago, or visit a few times in our life or perhaps have never met and never will. These relationships can still be beneficial and wonderful but are largely inauthentic and shallow.

These shallow and inauthentic relationships only stress your body, mind and nervous system more.

By spending too much time alone, yet thinking we have relationships with faraway people makes it easier for you to be controlled. 

We have lost the tribe, the community with those closest (literally in close proximity) to us. 

AN OUTDOOR LIFE FOR ME

You were designed to be an outdoor creature, a creature of the light. You weren’t born to live indoors.

It used to be and still should be that Naked, we stand in the sun, connected to the earth and absorb nutrition from light, align our biology to the magnetic field present at the surface of the earth and energize from the oxygen given off by plants.

We now hide from the sun, breathing polluted indoor air that the EPA says is up to 5X more polluted than outdoor air. We cover our bodies with clothes, hats, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Did our ancestors cover their bodies? According to Dr. Jack Kruse, this is similar to throwing a tarp over a tree and expecting it to grow, much less thrive. We are natural creatures to this earth and sunlight provides key nutrients. This fact is missed by nearly every health expert and researcher in modern history.

Do you think hiding from the sun might be affecting your health? See THIS and THIS and THIS ("Vitamin D3 is just the chemical signal made after unpolarized light is captured by our skin and in the pill form, it does not the power of the sun’s light or photons.   Taking supplemental vitamin D3 is like trying to hire someone else to do your push-ups for you" Dr. Jack Kruse).    

 If you live an indoor life, it has a real impact on your mind. 

Studies have shown that even just looking at a picture of nature increases healing and decreases depression. We should be getting outdoors as often as we can if we want good mental health. 

SIT DOWN AND BE QUIET!

You were designed to move, often, at a slow pace, all day long. You are meant to be a curious creature and follow your passions. You are meant to explore.

Now you sit. In school, you were taught to sit and not fidget. You were taught to move only when the bell rings and then only in an orderly fashion, no dancing to running. You spent your childhood learning how to function in a corporate office or factory floor.

Finally, as an adult, you are free of the bindings of school rules. What do you do? Sit! You obey the clock! You eat dinner at 6 and play only on the weekends. Our homes look like they were designed for a species that has trouble moving.

Office chairs, beds, dining chairs, the couch, chairs in our cars and even for sport (spin classes and row machines) and leisure. Maybe you punctuate 23 hours of sitting still with 1 hour of intense movement performed indoors under toxic lighting in gyms filled with toxic gasses coming from the poorly manufactured materials of the equipment and mats and mold in the air ducts and locker rooms.

1 hour of movement a day does not make up for sitting the rest of the day and often leads to increased injury when you put stress on otherwise sedentary muscles.

As Katie Bowman says, if we have “activewear” that we put on for our workouts, then we have to acknowledge that the clothes we wear the rest of the time must be our sedentary wear.

IT'S DARK, GO TO BED

For nearly all of history we went to bed when it was dark. After sunset, it should be dark. We see and commune with the stars, the universe.

Now light pollution both indoors and outdoors is so bad that we not only bathe in the wrong type of light indoors but outdoors we can see only a handful of the brightest stars.

This photo from Darksky tells a whole story. One you have likely forgotten even existed. 

We have lost the wonder of connecting with the stars and galaxy above us.Fire at night was the only other light at night besides starlight. Fire warms us and gives off red and infrared light. It contained no blue light, which was only ever present during the day, until now

 (See this SLEEP article for more about this).

Blue light is high energy light and signals to your body to wake up and energize. Fire gives off light you can feel. The red and infrared light from fire and the sun can heal you and are longer wavelength, lower energy light that signal to your body to relax and wind down.

Now CFL and LED lights brighten you home, your office and even you streets at night. There is no infrared component, the part that warms you, comforts your biology, and that we can feel.

These artificial lights are based on high energy blue light that is harsh and tells your body to wake up and be active, at the wrong time of the day.

Check out this short TEDx talk by Thaddeus about the harm of blue light at night and during the day.

Artificial lights may save you money but aren’t worth the long-term harm. Artificial light is artificial. It’s really just processed sunlight. Like processed and junk food, this processed and junk light contains only a fraction of the total sunlight spectrum and is too high in the type of light that can harm us and devoid of the light that can heal us.

CRAFTING NO LONGER MEANS CREATING A TANGIBLE OBJECT BUT REFERS TO MESSAGES WE TYPE INTO LAPTOPS 

As in, “I’m crafting an update to share with my friends.” We used to make things with our hands. Writing things down using our fingers and thumbs, building, forming and sewing. We cooked only after the food was sought out, harvested and prepared.

Leave me alone, I'm creating a masterpiece.

Today we create meals by pulling a box out of the freezer and throwing it into a magic machine that sends energy into the food to make it hot. We create spreadsheets on computers by facing a cold blue screen and saving them into a folder that no one may ever see. The next day we get up and produce another useless piece of the corporate machine and go back home again.

The crafting of goods, food and a life is now so meaningless to many of you that it’s hard to find joy. Manipulating with your hands, finishing a long project and creating with your mind something tangible and useful it fulfilling. Typing into a computer and sending off digital currency to buy something that a machine made does not fulfill you.

WHAT’S THIS DOING TO YOUR MIND?

These modern adaptations to our world have an impact on our minds. We’re driving ourselves insane.

We used to feel our emotions in our body and let them out through ceremony, coming of age transcendence processes, wrestling each other and grappling with nature.

Now you’re trained to hide your emotions, to push them down and hold them there, trying hard not to let them show when they bubble up. You tell yourself “I’m not nervous” when you are. You think, I’m really happy and post a selfie to social media, then check your status over the next hour to see who responded. You think being busy is the equivalent of being successful and lack of sleep is a badge of honor. You are losing the ability to authentically connect with others, and yourself.

Meaningless work, isolation and distorted messaging on Facebook and Instagram combined with disconnection from the sun and earth are fucking with you. Your psychology is being distorted and disturbed.

It’s time to find the path to healing. A lifetime of learning to be a good factory or corporate worker followed by actually becoming a corporate follower, I mean worker and then spending your nights spent watching TV to feel closer to your human tribe and less isolated are out of sync with your biology.

How do you find our playful self and be the creative and curious child again?

ENTER NEUROHACKING

Remember the movie “Matrix?”

Don’t worry, you don’t need to plug your head into a computer using a headjack like they did in the movie.

While it may be kind of cool to be able to download new skills and knowledge into your brain at any given time, that’s not quite possible.

You still have to learn things the old fashion way.

Well…sort of. Let's figure out how to use Neurohacking to find your way out of The Matrix.

WHAT IS NEUROHACKING?

Neurohacking is one type of the many various “hacking” movements. It seems like hacking something is all the rage today. From biohacking to life hacking, you can find people applying a systems model to anything in an effort to try and optimize, change or “hack” every aspect of their lives.

The thing that really stands out with many of these “hackers,” is their voracious appetite for learning, researching, self-experimentation and the sharing of that knowledge with other people. Biohacking and neurohacking are citizen science movement at it’s most fundamental level.

Using the latest research in neuroscience, new and ancient techniques, supplements and technology, neurohackers attempt to influence these aspects of ourselves.

WHAT IS THE PROMISE OF NEUROHACKING?

Neurohacking is a way out of The Matrix. It’s a way of hacking into the mind to make it better, or at least more useful by reversing the programming stuck in there over years of feed from the TV, school, and media. By understanding more about your mind and your biology, you can tap into your own operating system and change things so that your experience on this planet is more pleasurable.

HOW TO PRIMALHACK IT (STEP BY STEP MATRIX ESCAPE)

Here at PrimalHacker, we try to approach any and all issues from a primal or ancestral health viewpoint before we resort to technology or “biohacks.” While we love biohacking and have found huge benefit from various technology, we strive to use our own minds, body, and environment before bringing in the big guns.

Get Outside

There are many reasons that people living in urban environments are at a much greater risk for anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses. We believe the biggest reason is the extreme disconnect from nature. Even if you can’t get out of the city regularly, there is a way that you can limit the negative impact it has on your mind and body.

Just taking a walk in nature can improve the way your brain works in profound ways. In fact, we agree with a few leading scientists that removing ourselves from nature can have dire consequences. Living 10 or more stories up in a steel apartment building surrounded not by trees and sky, but by wifi signals and cell signals bounced around the building endlessly looking for connection points. What does that do to our body and mind?

Being outside in nature can give you one of the most reliable improvements to your mental and physical well-being. Any time that I feel a little fatigued or mentally overwhelmed, all it takes is a little walk in the woods or through a park to help clear my head and get me focused. Most of my best ideas or breakthroughs come from just talking a walk outside. Even if you can’t get out into nature for a walk, there are many studies that have shown that even looking at a picture of nature can give you some of these benefits.

But don’t take my word for it. Here are just a few of the numerous studies that prove this point.

Remove Sources of Junk Lighting

Lighting, like food, comes in many flavors. Most of it, like food, is junk. Does light affect your mind? You Bet!

Find out how to light your home and office with biologically appropriate lighting RIGHT HERE

Junk lighting effects your mind. It also massively effects your sleep. Disrupted sleep actually leads to shyness, depression, and anxiety due to poor levels of neurotransmitters.

Move Often at a Slow Pace

A healthy mind and a healthy body go hand in hand. And you don’t need to kill yourself at the gym every day, in fact, it’s probably better that you don’t. Gyms are filled with toxic emissions and toxic lighting and often toxic and desperate people. The energy in these places can be awful.

Walking, biking and functional movement can help you stay mobile, increase blood flow, reduce stress and maintain a healthier mind.

Think about the times you feel most depressed or anxious. If you’re like me, it’s when you are ruminating and stuck in an infinite mind loop of negative self-talk and images, often imagining the worst. Now think about the times you have been hiking, walking or exercising outside. Do you associate those times with anxiety? 

Walking for an hour a day is great. Preferably outdoors. Get off the treadmill at the gym, get out from under the toxic artificial lights and get OUTSIDE.

Taking frequent movement breaks is also necessary. Do not sit or stand in one place while working for more than an hour without moving for at least 5 minutes. It seems easy in theory, but most people do not practice this, no matter how much they agree. Knowing all this, even I find it hard to leave my desk and move about every hour. I want to just stay and finish one more thing or check my email and then get sucked into another hour of stationary work. Don’t fall for this trap. Get up and MOVE!

While it’s not for everyone, we encourage 1-3 workouts a week with the specific goal to build muscle. After age 35 our bodies begin to lose muscle and bone each year and the right type of workout can reverse this, keep us optimally healthy and looking our best. 

That doesn’t mean going to the gym for 2 hours or even 1 hour. To us, it means getting outdoors and using a kettlebell, mace or the kid’s jungle gym at the park.  In the winter it might be 30 minutes of lifting really heavy weights or a 12-minute session on an ARX. Trust me, all these things can make you ripped if that’s what you’re going for. You don’t need a gym.

Take Care of Your Food

Have you ever stopped somewhere to have dinner and then after leaving felt tired and noticed that your brain was kind of foggy? Maybe you intended to get in a workout afterward but just felt like curling up and taking a nap.

Most people have felt this way a few times in their life. While it may be a little hard to pinpoint exactly what caused that decline in energy and brainpower, there are a few likely culprits.

  • Toxins
  • Excess carbohydrates
  • Low quality and processed ingredients

The food we eat has a HUGE impact on the way our brains function.

In fact, in one study out of Ohio State University examined data from 11,740 students and found that children that ate fast food in the fifth grade four times a week scored 20% lower on tests in the eighth grade than children that consumed none or very little. Even kids that just ate the processed food 1-3 times a week still scored lower than the ones that didn’t eat any. 

 Considering that your brain is made up of at least 60% fat, you need to make sure to consume enough healthy fats to give your brain the fuel it needs to thrive. This includes saturated fats from animal proteins, butter and coconut oil.

Another thing that is lacking in many people’s diet is a good source of omega-3’s. Omega 3s are a very fragile fat that helps keep our cell membranes fluid and not stiff and is thought to be the reason we have higher brain functions than most animals. Omega 3’s are most often found in seafood, but also in grass-fed meats and eggs.

Since so much of our brains are made of fat, we need to make sure we have plenty of sources of good fat, specifically omega-3 essential fatty acid. Omega-3’s help to build strong neural connections and contributes to the myelin sheath that protects your neurons from damage.

Food like oysters, sardines, anchovies, and salmon can support you in reducing inflammation and building a healthy brain with high amounts of Omega 3s. Skip the fish oil pills because they are often rancid and toxic.

You also need to make sure that you are getting good amounts of essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Some of the major ones that contribute to optimal brain health are also the ones that most people are deficient in.

  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin B6
  • Folate

Make a plan to get wild caught seafood every single week and ensure adequate intake of the key micronutrients shown above.

Get the Fluoride out of Your Water

Lions and tigers and fluoride, Oh, my! 

Yes, it’s true fluoride is a part of what makes up teeth, but so are many other minerals. And fluoride that we swallow down in water is not easily sent back up to the teeth. In fact, many people claim it’s calcifying our pineal gland and causing us to be easier to manipulate!!

I don’t know what your take on all this is, but fluoride is a drug (LINK) and it’s the only drug I know that we’re adding into the water supply and giving to everyone! I can’t support this.

Further, there are likely other drugs in your water. When people take pharmaceuticals, the pills aren’t all used by the body. Some of the drug stays in the digestive system or is excreted from the body in the urine and feces. This goes down to the toilet. Water treatment plants are not equipped to get rid of these drugs and thus they end up in someone else’s drinking water.

Add a filter to your water. This is not an option. Your best bet is a reverse osmosis or to drink pure spring water

FIX YOUR HEAD

Acknowledge your emotions, welcome them. Image this ball represents your emotions. You are constantly holding down and restraining these emotions.

When we feel sad or anxious we tell ourselves not to be anxious, to be calm, whatever. This is not being true to what we’re feeling. Suddenly these emotions bubble up and we’re slammed with anxiety, or a panic attack or anger, seemingly out of nowhere. Instead of suppressing our emotions we should allow ourselves to feel them fully.

The next time you are anxious, just slow down and feel where that emotion is in your body. Say to yourself, “I am anxious. Welcome anxiety, I’m glad you are here.”  Now feel where that emotion is in your body and say silently for example, “I am anxiety in my chest and I am freedom”  Just breathe into that area, don’t try to make anything happen. Allow yourself to feel your emotions, welcome them and feel where they are in your body.

Do this often. This is your practice.

DO SOMETHING MEANINGFUL

Worry, anxiety, and loneliness often stem from meaningless rushing about.

I’m not going to belabor this point. Find your true purpose. Find something meaningful and work towards it. If possible, make this your entire career. You will immediately feel better when you are on this path!

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)

I have found great success with this technique and apparently, many others have too. It involves tapping on energy meridians in the body and is best explained here.

Try it out for a month.

Anxiety to Excitement 

Feel where your anxiety is. Feel where it is in your body. Getting in touch with your body is so important and often ignored.

Welcome your anxiety and think about the fact that anxiety is just ruminating on the unknown and the future that hasn’t happened yet and may never. This is really just excitement. Can you feel the excitement in your body? I bet it’s the same feeling as anxiety. See if you can transmute your anxiety and fear into the excitement of the unknown.

Find a coach

You can’t do this alone. A coach or therapist can help you work through the blocks and blind spots. Begin living your life from your place of truth.

I used to think that a coach or counselor was a bad thing and to be avoided. I thought it was a failing if I had to resort to using someone else to help me. Boy was I wrong. After working through the Bulletproof Coaching Program (LINK), I had many hours of being coached and coaching others. I came out with a brand-new appreciation for coaches and how they can help us make progress faster and achieve our goals easier.

Most successful people have a large bench of coaches and mentors.

Have a Practice

Prayer, meditation or my favorite, Qigong and tai chi. I don’t like to sit. Qigong and Tai Chi are basically moving meditation. Hey, who said you can’t combine moving often at a slow pace with meditation, we’re hackers! That’s what I love about qigong and tai chi. I can move while meditating.

Find your own form of practice. Remember it’s practice, and your goal is to get better than you were yesterday. Some people chop wood, some hike, some run and others sit on a cushion and meditate. As long as you approach it as a practice and not as something to master and move on you are doing it right.

When it’s a practice you just need to focus on the skill and getting 1% better every day.

Extra Help and Support

Finally, if you need extra support, bring in the Neurohacking tech!

Neurofeedback

This could be considered today’s headjack. While you aren’t able to download information straight to your brain with neurofeedback, you can get some pretty amazing results.

What is it?

A great way to hack your brain is by using a computer or other type device. Also called neurotherapy or neurobiofeedback, is a kind of biofeedback that allows you to train to better harness and even increase your brain’s power.

Better yet, continued use helps train new, more useful patterns into your brain and therefore increasing whole body wellness in the process. 

Basically, you hook yourself up to some type of electroencephalography (EEG) and either play brain games, meditate or just follow the instructions of the person giving you the session or the instructions on the screen.

Neuroptimal, Brain Trainer, and MUSE are examples of this technology. MUSE is relatively inexpensive and uses a less powerful brainwave measuring device to help you understand when you are performing meditation in a useful manner.

Neuroptimal and the Brain Trainer hook electrodes up to your head to measure your brainwaves and work to train your brain into a state of optimal function by guiding the brain waves to change.

Neuroptimal and Brain Trainer

Neuroptimal and the Brain Trainer are very expensive, but with the use of a practitioner can be purchased in sessions, rather than buying the whole machine. It’s like personal training for your brain.These techologies are said to be able to create whole body and mind health.

Neuroptimal hooks up 4 electrodes to your head and uses a laptop based computer program to help train your brain to more optimal patterns of thought. You just close your eyes and relax and the computer and music in your ears do the work of training your brain. If you’re in the Twin Cities you can hit up my buddy Rob Biohacker in Hudson, Wisconsin for a Neuroptimal session. I’ve enjoyed the 10 or so sessions I’ve had so far and even used the device the night prior to my TEDx talk.

I’ve purchased a Brain Trainer and plan to use it on myself and then rent out sessions to locals.

MUSE

The MUSE is a type of neurofeedback device for meditation. Using headphones and the headband, the MUSE gives you real time feedback about your meditation by translating your brain waves in to the sound of wind. When you are calm and your mind is relaxed, then the wind is soft. When your mind starts to wander, the wind intensifies so that it reminds you to refocus on your meditation.

While this device can be a great addition to your neurohacking toolkit, so people have stated that the MUSE gives them a headache. If you are very sensitive to EMF, then you may want to skip this device. Thaddeus got a sharp pain in his temples whenever using this device.

Think about using brain training to guide your mind out of fear and stress and back into creative freedom.

Nootropics

According to Corneilu E. Giurgea, the Romanian psychologist and chemist that coined the term nootropic, a nootropic should have the following characteristics:

  • Little to no side effects of toxicity
  • Enhance learning and memory
  • Protect the brain against physical and chemical injuries
  • Enhance resistance to conditions that disrupt learned behaviors

This is a great foundation for nootropics, but let’s define it a little more.

If I had to describe nootropics in one sentence, this is what it would look like. Nootropics are any compound, either synthetic or natural that increase one or more areas of cognitive function with limited to no side effects.

That being said, many people only concentrate on the “Limitless” like effects of nootropics like increased focus, memory and learning ability. I think this is really selling nootropics short. We can’t leave out things like anxiety and stress reduction along with HUGE improvements to overall emotional wellbeing.

Some of the greatest benefits I’ve noticed from my experimentation with them fall into these categories.

Some people are afraid to take nootropics and others think they are cheating.  A recent Harvard Business Review article likened the idea of nootropics as cheating to someone stealing a copy of the test answers and instead of using the answer sheet to cheat, goes to the library and studies ten times harder. This has totally been my experience as well. I don’t use nootropics to be lazy. I take them when I want to be incredibly productive and work really hard. They allow me to stay on task, get into flow easier and be more creative. I think the only form of cheating that nootropics can create is a type of class cheating. Many of the potent nootropic effects are created by combining multiple substances together and this can get expensive. Consistent use of nootropics may be out of reach for those with less money and thus differences may be created between those who can afford the compounds and those who cannot.

Nootropics can help calm, focus and motivate our minds. They can help us create space to be creative, get more done and make fast mental connections. We can use these as a tool to do the personal work we need to do to reconnect with our bodies and our creativity.

Neurohacking requires work. Nootropics help make that work easier.

This article by a friend of ours is a really good nootropic primer.

In the modern world, these substances can be a game changer. I think we’re already well past the speed, the rate of information and the relationships and knowledge our minds were designed to handle all at once. That’s not to say our minds aren’t powerful, but the combination of our isolation, the speed of information, barrage of stimuli and lack of nature is stressful to our bodies and minds and make it hard to relax enough to do important work.

Qualia

Our favorite nootropic is Qualia, which was designed by Neurohacker Collective as a broad-spectrum cognitive enhancer. The 42 ingredients that make up this nootropic stack are some of the most powerful and thoroughly researched ingredients when it comes to cognitive enhancement.

Neurohacker Collective was founded to help unleash the power of our minds, be more creative, and feel more like ourselves. They invented Qualia to help us lead more extraordinary lives.

While Qualia isn’t the drug NZT from Limitless, we have found quite profound benefits. Over time, the mind-blowing effect of this supplement quieted down to a capable knowing. Where the first few times we used Qualia, the effects were extremely noticeable and intense, over time those effects became less noticeable physically and more noticeable in the way our mood, creativity, and sense of ease was enhanced. We have come to appreciate this and notice that we Qualia enhances our sense of feeling capable of meeting anything life throws at us. That’s because the nutrients in the stack support cognitive function. The adaptogenic herbs modify your body’s response to stress.  Using this tool can free up energy and mental space to focus on the internal work you need to do.

Qualia nootropic stack has become a very useful tool in our toolkit when we want to perform at our top level, cognitively AND PHYSICALLY. Using Qualia as a pre-workout has given us more energy, endurance, and the determination to go the extra mile.

Remember, Nootropics aren’t the answer or even the most powerful of the tools, but can help you build the other tools internally by giving you the space to take on the changes you want to experience. Nootropics can make you feel more like you, fire on all cylinders and welcome the world from a place of openness and calm.

If you want to learn more about Qualia go HERE to read our review, or here to try it out for yourself.

Remember these are all just tools. A hammer doesn’t build a house for you but allows you to build a house easier with the proper tool. You have to use the tool in the right way and put in the work and build your internal house from the ground up.

SUMMARY

Relax

Connect deeply with others – locally

Open yourself up and pay attention to what’s going on in your body. Really pay attention to how you respond during the day and check in before responding.

Acknowledge what is going on and welcome it. Now react and act from a place of purpose.

Get outside and welcome the sun, feel the ground beneath your bare feet, and breathe.

Clean up your Food and Water - they definitely impact your mental health. If nothing else, stop consuming fluoride in your water!

Find a tool that works for you. EFT, Coaching, Neurofeedback,  Qualia. We use all these and more. They all have a place in our toolkit.

Look deep inside and find your TRUTH, then live it! Living a purpose filled life leads to increased happiness and peace.

It’s up to you. Become human again.

PrimalHack on

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Why You Should Block Blue Light at Night

Humans, for all natural history that we know of, have never been exposed to blue light after dark.

Because of this, our bodies are tuned to the color blue, only present in the daytime sky.

This attunement to blue tells our body that it’s daytime.

Daytime means we humans will produce cortisol to be awake and alert and stop producing melatonin, a hormone of darkness and sleep.

When we see blue after dark, our bodies destroy melatonin, lose many of the benefits of sleep, and set us up for long term health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer according to the National Institute of Health.

In order to minimize exposure to blue light at night, the very best thing you can do is to wear blue light blocking glasses.

If Blue Light is Necessary, Why Block it?

Blue light is present in the sun always.

Our bodies have receptors that decode blue light.

These receptors are called melanopsin.

Melanopsin reads the blue light in the environment and uses this information to produce hormones that keep us healthy.

The amount of blue in the environment also tells the body what time of day it is. There is a varying amount of blue from sunrise to noon to sunset. The body reads these levels to know what time of day it is.

Knowing what time of day it is, helps our body set circadian rhythm. Circadian rhythm is so important to human health that the nobel prize in medicine was given in 2017 for the study of circadian rhythm.

Every cell in our body contains a clock and these clocks are required to be set to the right time for optimal health.

Our clocks are set by the color and brightness of light.

When we live indoors and turn on lights after dark, we confuse our body and the melanopsin receptors into thinking it’s daytime. We mess up our circadian rhythm and cause chaos in the body.

Blue light at the wrong time of day is devastating.

Blue light after sunset tells the body it's daytime, releases stress hormone and keeps you awake, destroying the healing hormone melatonin and ruining your sleep. 

In addition, strong blue light during the day from devices and overheads lights that are devoid of UV and infrared light can damage the eyes by causing too many free radicals in the eye without the mitigating effect of infrared light.

Blue light after dark has been shown to reduce melatonin and shift circadian rhythm.

Why Wear Blue Light Blocking Glasses at Night

When the sun sets, melatonin is released from the gut and pineal in the brain into the blood. Melatonin stays high for about 12 hours and helps us clean up cancer and even boosts our immune system!

But artificial light, which has a high amount of blue light at a time when nature provides no blue light, messes with melatonin levels.

Blue and green light have both been associated with decreasing melatonin, blue more than green. Red light does not decrease melatonin.

When blue light is removed at night, people sleep longer and get better sleep and melatonin is preserved.

Blue light blocking glasses have been shown to filter out blue light and preserve melatonin.

Blue Light Blocking for Better Sleep

Wearing blue light blocking glasses after sunset have been shown to improve sleep and reduce insomnia. Personally, I find these glasses so effective that I gave a TEDx talk about the effect HERE and also developed my own blue light blocking glasses because good looking effective blue light glasses on the market were too expensive and I wanted everyone to have them.

Blue Light Blocking to Control Cortisol Release

Cortisol is released with blue light, because blue is always present only when the sun is up. When the sun rises, we want to be alert and awake. This is because we are diurnal animals (we sleep at night and awaken during the day) as opposed to rats that are nocturnal animals. 

Our biology is coded to the light. 

Cortisol is a stress hormone, but also keeps us alert and awake, which is fine during the day but not before bed.

 

Blue Light Blocking Glasses for Reducing the Risk of Disease

The National Institute of Health (NIH) has published multiple papers showing that exposure to artificial light at Night (ALAN) is associated with diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer. In addition the World Health Organization has declared ALAN or artificial light at night as a Class 2B carcinogen, in the same category as microwave radiation, lead, and asbestos.

It's important to note that light at the wrong time of the day is likely carcinogenic and also leads to health issues. This is true for everyone, even if you do not "feel" like it affects you. 

Protect your Eyes

If you work on a device all day or work under fluorescent or LED lights, you must protect your eyes. Daytime blue light blocking glasses filter some, but not all blue light to help protect the eyes.

Blue light during the day is necessary, but the intense blue light from devices is too much for your eyes and can create free radicals leading to macular degeneration. 

Shift Work

Shift work is anti-life. I’m sorry about this, but humans are diurnal animals while rats are nocturnal animals. Humans are not nocturnal and this means no matter what kind of night owl you “think” you are, you are designed biologically to be asleep when it’s dark.

Yes, you can “try” to hack nightshift work, and HERE is our article on how we would hack nightshift if we had to work nightshift. Ultimately, you will want to find a new job that allows you to work during the day.

How to Choose Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Everyone and even all kids really need to be wearing blue light blocking glasses after dark.

We all are exposed to phones, devices, TVs and lights after dark, especially if we’re not at home where we can control the light.

The cheapest glasses you can buy are THESE and while they aren’t something you’d wear out of the house, you can definitely get the cheaply and try the out at home to see how they work for you.

We recommend you try them out for one month and see what happens. I haven’t yet met someone who didn’t notice a benefit.

For daytime blue light blocking glasses that look amazing, we made these glasses 

Nighttime glasses that you can wear out of the house and look cool can be found here 

Finally, if you want to block blue and green light at night, as both can mess with melatonin, then THESE glasses will do just that.

Other Ways to Avoid Blue Light at Night

  • Use Red Lights in your home like these LEDs or Gembared (Discount code SLEEP) which can also be used for red light therapy.
  • Add Twilight or Iris aps to your phone and use iris or F.lux on your laptops.
  • Use Candles at night.
  • Turn off the power in your bedroom at the circuit box. Many people do this to avoid EMFs as well..
  • Get sunlight during the day. This has been shown to allow you to get better sleep at night.

 

As soon as the sun sets, put on your blue light blocking glasses.

When the sun rises the next day, take them off.

This will ensure you preserve your melatonin and build optimal health.

Portable Red Light Therapy is Here

There are so many different light therapy devices on the market that it might get overwhelming. It's hard to make a choice. But, how do you pick the best one for yourself? What is the best red light therapy device - the answer is surprisingly simple.

The best red light therapy device is the one you use every day. So, it's more than just numbers, outputs and features (although, they are important). It's about convenience. So, behold FlexBeam!

 

There are many different red light therapy products on the market. They include cosmetic devices, cheap red light lamps, wall panels, and even masks.

So, why would you pick a portable device like this instead of a red light wall panel or a different RLT device? Generally, it all depends on how you want to use your device and what you need it for.

Whatever you use, make sure that it does what you need it to do (ie, it has good features and specifics) and that it's convenient for you to use. People often stop using inconvenient devices even when they are amazing.

 

Here are couple of reasons why FlexBeam makes an excellent choice in comparison to other types of RLT devices:

 

Flexibility

 

One thing that makes FlexBeam an amazing choice is its portability and flexibility. You just put it on, placing directly onto your skin and you let it do its thing. This means that you can go hiking, driving, cooking or just normally go about your day. You still get your dose of red light therapy along the way.

Usually, when you have a wall panel, you don’t get as much flexibility. You position it at a convenient place in your home and have your therapy. Panels are excellent devices, but not many people have the time to use them. You have to expose the part of your body you want to treat to the panel. Which sometimes means you need more privacy than you can get in your home.

On top of that, the effects of red light therapy weaken as you move away from the source of the light. Let’s say you have a knee problem. Which side of your knee do you place directly next to the panel? What about the other side? Do you do two sessions? This is all much easier when you can wrap your RLT device

 

Excellent Specs

 

If you want to dig deeper into choosing the best red light therapy device for you (as you should) make sure to check the specs of the device. Keep your eye on:

-          Wavelength

-          Energy density

-          Irradiance


Wavelength

Let’s start with the wavelengths. You want a device that emits the light between 600 to 1020 nm. That’s what science says. It also says that the best healing range is between 625 and 635nm for red light and that the LEAST effective range is 700-770nm. As for infrared, aim for 810 to 850nm. 


Energy Density

Energy density is expressed in J/m2. The maximum of energy density you should go for is 60 J/m2. Everything above that is too much and your body may stop responding to red light therapy.


Irradiance

Irradiance is the flux of radiant energy emitted per surface area. The most effective irradiance for red and near-infrared light is 20-200 mW/cm2. FlexBeam has a safe and solid 100 mW/cm2.

 

Get Yours

You can get yours at a special Indigogo sale for up to $250 off using THIS LINK and you can also buy it on the website for a 10% discount when the Indigogo is over using THIS LINK and discount code PRIMALHACKER

 

We have been using the Flexbeam for almost 3 months and it's amazing. The portability means that we use it more often than a standing panel. 

The power of the device has been incredible. We can bring it into bed, the car and on a hike. 

I would highly recommend this product. 

Why you need to keep your mouth shut for better sleep and performance!

If you have been biohacking for any amount of time now, you have surely discovered the importance of sleep.

As a human you have a very unique set of sleep requirements. According to Dr. Michael Breus, these unique characteristics can be categorized by an individuals chronotype and their sleep drive or circadian rhythm is cued by a combination of epigenetic factors such as sun light, blue light, food, exercise, hormones and body temperature.

Improving your sleep efficiency is key to improving your deep sleep and regulating your sleep drive (circadian rhythm). Circadian rythms will change or can be disrupted by the season changes, age, stress, schedule, alcohol, food,  and how much one is plugged into the matrix. So, where does mouth tape come in and why is it important? (sleep foundation. org - Sleep Drive + The power of when quiz.com)
 
In this modern era [wo]mans connection to nature and its subtle yet immensely impacting biological cues it provides has affected the respiration rate and the way we even breath. According to  James Nestor, author of Breath, The New Science of a Lost Art; a respiration rate increase has taken place in the last 50-75 years and the modern [wo]man is breathing more rapidly and less efficiently than that of our predecessors. According to the Cleveland Clinic the “normal” respiration rate of an adult is 12-20 breaths a minute and an abnormal rate is below 12 and above 25 breaths per minute. I’d argue that above 15 is abnormal and hitting 9-10 BPM is extremely healthy. Why has this shift taken place and how can a simple tool like mouth tape change this and improve your sleep.
thepowerofwhenquiz.com
https://www.sleepfoundation.org/circadian-rhythm/sleep-drive-and-your-body-clock

What is Mouth Tape?


Mouth tape is a simple yet effective tool to improve your respiration rate and improve your sleep without impacting your wallet. I’ve experimented with all of the products that are out there and have ended up with 3M’s Nexcare gentle paper tape, medium hold. A roll cost me $2.99 plus tax and has lasted for over two months now. I have been mouth taping since the begging of June 2020.

mouth tape 3m

What improvements I saw from mouth taping

With all the things affecting our health and emotional status a great nights sleep can improve your emotional and physical resilience. I’ve tracked my sleep every night for two years until very recently when I removed all tracking devices from my life ( why you should do this is for another topic)! According to my BioStraps data on my last ever recording of July 27th,2020 my deep sleep was 5h 38min, improving on my best ever deep sleep of 3h 14m.

 

Most interesting thing to me was the change in my BRPM. From an average of 15.2 at the begging of June to an average of 12.8 at the last day in July. According to the Oxygen Advantage, “breath light to breath right”! Disclaimer, as [wo]man we throw a lot of the kitchen sink at our problems so its hard to quantify if the mouth tape alone improved my deep sleep or was it a combination of buteyko breath work and mouth taping but I can tell you that the continued mouth taping and decrease in buteyko exercise and my sleep is still anecdotally amazing!

oura ring data on mouth vs nose breathingoura ring nose breathing with taped mouth

Tips for proper mouth taping 

Proper mouth tape positioning is key for first timers to reduce potential claustrophobic feelings and anxiety. Some of the made for mouth tape sleep aids out there have a piece that covers the entire mouth and has a small slit to allow for restricted mouth breathing but this can still be too much for newcomers. 

 

This is why I have chosen the 3M Nexcare tape, a simple two inch piece taped vertically from the upper lip directly under the nose to the base of the bottom lip works wonderfully. This, method and brand of tape works over facial hair and by taping this way you feel less confined because you may breath from the corners of your mouth. Don’t worry if your tape comes off at night as this is a training tool to help improve breathing quality and function.

Breath Light to Breath Right

Remember you must breath light to breath right! Reduce and eliminate chronic mouth breathing and use techniques like mouth taping to improve nasal breathing, sleep, energy, and performance.

 

What to do now?

Take a few moments today to really focus on your breathing. It is a s simple as sitting with your eyes closed to see where your breath begins and where it ends. If you notice through out the day you are yawning frequently its a good sign that you are a mouth breather and everything from your sleep to mental performance will and is suffering to some degree.  Here are my five tips to improve your nasal breathing and respiratory function.

 

  1. Tape your mouth shut at bed time!
  2. Slow controlled nasal breathing with breath holds to improve your C02 tolerance. For instance inhale for 4 seconds, exhale for 7 seconds and hold for 8 seconds. repeat for 5 minutes
  3. DO NOT YAWN ever again. Yawning is a nervous system response to off load excess CO2 but most-likely you are actually hyperventilating and not under breathing. If you feel a yawn coming on, close your mouth and quickly exhale through your nostrils and return to controlled nasal breathing.
  4. O-H-M, yes, Ohm! Ohming will naturally increase the nitric oxide profusion in your paranasal sinus which will aid respiratory efficiency and improve epithelial oxygenation. ie. decreased stuffy noses, improved sports performance, and cancer fighting to name a few things. (buteykoclinic.com/docs/Nasal-Nitric-Oxide.pdf)
  5. Use a Neti pot before bed to get things cleared up. Winter in the Midwest can be brutally dry, leading to increased mucus production and congestion. A bit of structured water and mineral rich sea salt will loosen mucus and hydrate epithelial tissue helping you sleep tight!

 

As a bonus tip! You better be blocking blue light and you start here by purchasing a pair or two of stylish blue light blocking glasses.(Secret Discount code Tomorrow20)

 

Check out THIS post of ours on how to sleep right.

CREATE A PRIMAL SLEEPING ENVIRONMENT

What is a Primal Sleeping Environment?

A primal sleeping environment is creating a sleeping environment, bedroom, that aligns our body to the natural and healthy energies in the world to help us heal.

Primal sleeping environment has healthy lighting, temperature, EMF signals and more.

For most people have never slept in a primal environment and have never allowed themselves to heal in the way their body is capable.

A primal environment stimulates the body’s innate healing capabilities.

Primal environments filter out the harmful manmade frequencies that are designed to harm us and are everywhere.

Frequencies are sound, light, temperature, toxins and more. 

When you first sleep in a primal environment you sleep amazingly well. 

After about 2 days you may not! This is due to detox. Your body finally has the opportunity to detox in this environment and it may take 2 weeks to fully detox and get back to sleeping well. Take note of this.

 

Why Create a Primal Sleeping Environment

Primal sleeping is the best way to build immunity, reduce the effects of aging, heal, and recover.

When you create a primal sleeping environment, you eliminate man made frequencies that are harming you and allow in the natural healing frequencies that are usually covered up by how we live today.

When people create and sleep in a primal environment, they heal without supplements. People have found that they can reduce or eliminate prescriptions.

 

How do you Create a Primal Sleeping Environment?

Light

Ensure all LED lights are removed from your bedroom. Any blinky lights like the green light on the smoke alarm must be taped over with black electrical tape or turned off.

Put in red lights or very dim incandescent lights. DO not use dimmers, these create huge and harmful magnetic fields.

Ensure absolute blackness when it’s time for sleeping.

You can also use an eye mask, though your skin can also detect light, so it’s best to have it black.

PRE-SLEEP

What you do before bed is key. Do this right and it makes 100% difference. 

1. Routine - do your best to keep the same routine every single day. 

2. Blocking Blue Light - wear blue light blocking glasses after sunset. These will allow your life extension and healing melatonin to keep on coming. 

3. Many people find magnesium helps a ton with getting to sleep. We like magnesium citrate. You can also try a pre-built formula by Neurohacker (Discount Code primalmind for 15% off) that is taken a few hours before sleep. This worked well for increasing deep sleep when we tried it.

4. Avoid Alcohol - this can disturb sleep, deep sleep, and cause you to awaken around 2am. However, Dry Farm Wine is biohacked wine made and tested to exacting specifications to make it healthier to drink. If you must have wine close to bedtime, try Dry Farm Wines and get a bottle for a penny. 

Cold

Our bodies naturally drop in temperature at bedtime. Most of us take hot baths or showers and then get into a bed with lots of warn covers.

Turn your thermostat down at night. I keep ours at 65F and would enjoy 59F at night and 65 during the day. Your body likes it colder at night as that’s what would have happened through all of human history.

Cooler temperatures help people sleep deeper.

You can also buy an ooler or chilipad that runs cool water under your sheets to cool your body down if your partner doesn’t like it as cool as you do. You can sleep cool while your partner sleeps hot. 

EMF

Man made electromagnetic fields (EMF) have been shown to reduce melatonin and harm sleep. They have also been shown to reduce immunity and immune system function.

EMF fields are in our homes from WiFi, your neighbors WiFi, cellphone towers that allow your phone to connect while in your house, electric fields in your walls from wiring and Bluetooth from all your connected devices.

All these fields impact your body 24/7. They all cause stress in the body.

You want to eliminate those so you can sleep in a non-stressed state.

Natural EMFs from the Earth’s magnetic field, Schumann Resonance, and the Earth’s magnetic and electric fields are what we want our body tuned into, and we can’t do that when we’re bombarded by man made fields.

Start by turning off your wifi at night.

We originally used this timer  to turn off wifi while we slept. The timer would turn on the wifi when we woke up. We had it turn off at 1030pm and turn on at 530am every day.

Then we moved to a remote control to turn off wifi when we went to bed and turn it on when we woke up. We just hit the remote to off at night and on when we woke up.

Now we actually just eliminated wifi and never turn it on!

Next, turn off your phone at night. Put it in airplane mode. Your alarm clock and clock will still work. But it won’t be irradiating you all night.

We use BOTH airplane mode for our phones AND put them in these pouches. The pouch is a faraday cage, which means it stops radiation getting to or from the phone. I honestly have some concern that the cellphone companies are embedding software to allow our phones to come out of airplane mode at intervals all night long to send data back to various companies about our location and other things. In addition, there may be frequential software embedded in the phones that can manipulate your mind at night. I want to minimize all of this. Your phone will still work as a clock and alarm in the faraday cage. Another great advantage of the Faraday cage is that your phone’s GPS chip tracks you literally everywhere you go, even if your phone is turned off. I do not want to be tracked everywhere. Putting your phone into a pouch allows you to move about without being tracked. Why carry a tracking device in your pocket?

If you want to eliminate all EMFs in your bedroom, it’s best to use shielding paint on the walls, ceiling and floor. This is what the NSA and other spy agencies do to stop others from spying on them. This typically costs about $300 for a bedroom using THIS paint off amazon or the paint from Shielded Healing I used this in my kid’s bedroom.

If you don’t want to paint, you can use shielding fabric to create a canopy around your bed. This is what I did in our own bedroom. I built a 4 poster bedframe for about $50 from Home Depot and hung the shielding fabric over my bed. This eliminated EMFs in my bed as measured with all my meters. You can buy some of the material yourself from Shielded Healing (Discount Code PRIMALSLEEP).  You can also have shielded healing do an entire EMF home assessment for $100 off using discount code SLEEP. Everyone from Dr Mercola to Ben Greenfield, to me have used Shielded Healing to perform expert EMF assessments on their home.

Brian, who runs shielded healing, is literally the most knowledgeable EMF shielding expert in the entire country. Possibly in the world. He has shielded Dr Mecola’s home, worked with Luke Storey and Ben Greenfield, and even shielded the famous EMF medical doctor Dr. Klinghardts medical office.

Primal Sleep

Primalhackers sleep natural.

We use natural materials like organic cotton and silk.

We do not use metal in our mattresses because they act as antennas for EMF drawing them to our bodies. Casper makes a really comfortable metal free mattress. 

We keep our sleeping environment free of any lights except candles, red lights or no lights.

We keep our bedrooms free of all EMF.

Keep your bedroom cooler at bedtime and throughout the night.

Top 10 ways to upgrade/biohack your relationship

Living with another human can be challenging especially when the world is being turned upside down.  Elevated Cortisol and stress could cause many couples to feel like their living space might be too small.  We are here to let you know there are many many ways to reconnect with your partner. Co-Creating harmony in your home begins with you, and then your partner/lover.  We have come to you from a place of peace, we are centered, nurtured, loving and grounded. You asked for this information, if it has found its way to you or your home, it means you are ready, awake, and open to new ideas.  Take a deep cleansing breathe, relax your body, feel the love wash through every cell of your being. You are here for a reason, use this precious time to reconnect with your beloved and Co-create a sacred space for just the two of you.  


Top 9 way to upgrade your relationship

1. Get Kinky!  

(in a positive healthy way, that upgrades your spirit)

Thought we would ease into it...nope,  why not start with sexy time?

couple sittingo n lap on couch

Having a deep connection with your lover is healthy in so many more ways than you even know!  Connect spiritually/physically/mentally/emotionally all through sex. We are not sexperts, but we are practicing for sure.  


We have a secret we want to share with you.  Her name is Kim Anami.  She is the worlds’ leading expert on all things SEXUAL.  Kim explains “The essentials for lifelong, passionate sex, and how to use your intimate relationship as a vessel for spiritual growth.” Now is not the time to be shywhen you can open up to your partner and Co-create or Re-create a romantic love affair  your whole world can change. Don’t you want to walk around grounded in bliss, feeling so much love and share that with someone?  Sounds good to me, actually that is my reality. Find Kim here online. https://kimanami.com.  You can take a course, watch videos, listen to a podcast, read about a gazillion blog posts and learn so much about your body that i'm certain no one has ever taught you (unless you were raised by hippies ;) You and your lover are a center of power, why can’t we rearrange the “old puritan belief system” and shout from our rooftops that religious dogma has no place telling us how to view our bodies and sex!  Lets begin by raising our vibes through our sexual encounters, its magic...see what happens.  

2. PUT RED LIGHTS IN YOUR BEDROOM

You may have seen therapeutic red lights being talked about in the health and wellness world recently.  What is that all about? Find out here.

(Not only are red lights therapeutic for your health & healing, they can be very seductive in the bedroom.  Ever wonder why they call it the “red light district”? They create an atmosphere of relaxation and sensuality.  If your partner isn’t up for changing out all your bedroom lights, just them it's for sexy time. Red light is way better than blue light for your circadian biorhythms and really that is the only spectrum of light we should be seeing after sunset.  

couple holding each other in red light

click here  to read the whole shebang  (no pun intended) about the link between red light and circadian biology.  Ever wonder why the setting sun is mostly reds, pinks, orange? That is nature's way of telling your eyes/body to produce melatonin.  If you put blue lights into your eyes after sunset you are telling your body mixed signals. This can lead to sleep disturbances, weight gain and many other problems.  So, my friends, replacing your light bulbs with red bulbs is not only great for your sexy time and sleep, it’s so powerful for your overall health optimization. We recommend Gembared (discount code sleep) and Flexbeam (Discount code primalhacker) lights as both therapeutic and for lighting at night.

 

3. Tape your mouth

Have you heard of this latest fad?  Taping your mouth shut at night might just be your husband's dream come true...just kidding. We women do like to communicate but ladies there is a time and place for it.  Seriously though some people have a lot of success with taping their mouths at night, so they breathe through the nose. Studies show that this can lead to better night's sleep and increased morning alertness for many people.  It does look pretty sadistic and crazy.  


I remember when Thaddeus started taping his mouth, he looked over at me and he had on his sleep mask, ear plugs and now mouth tape.   OMG we laughed for a half an hour. He is very committed to his sleep and that also says a lot about his commitment to our relationship.  If he's that committed to sleep, then he can show up better to us. Pretty cool. I'm very grateful everyday for his commitment to sleep, so he keeps a calm cool state of being even in stressful situations.  


Want to know more about the mouth tape click here for a good quick read all about it.  Mouth Taping: The Cheapest Life Hack for Better Sleep

Improvements can be feeling more well rested, not getting up to use the bathroom.  


One other thing I learned while writing this article...mouth tape section in particular, is the Butekyo Method.   It's a very gentle breathing technique that I have found to be pretty profound just in the first few days of discovery.  Some of the other breathing techniques we have tried are of course Wim Hof, yogic breathe. Oftentimes the techniques feel very aggressive, but the Buteyko method is gentle. Here is a link to the TED talk about it.  I have been using the Butekyo method in my morning routine and I'm really enjoying it. If you have any trouble meditating or are just starting out, might be a great place to start.  


  4.  SLEEP! 


 Consistency is key here friends.  One habit we practice, that is super simple is going to bed together.  By retiring together you are actually making a commitment that you cherish your time together then it becomes sacred.  


If one of you decides to stay up and god forbid watch TV, or look at your phone.  What you're actually saying is that thing, whatever it is,  is more important.  Ladies am I wrong? We all want more romance in our lives. We all want more love in our lives.  Tonight go to bed together and make it a habit. You have to protect your sacred time together.  


Next we TANK THE TECH.  99% of the time we never bring phones or computers or tv into our sacred sleeping chamber.  Our bedroom is used for two things...hahaha and one is sacred sleep! We pillow talk, we meditate, we read a lot and we sleep!  Bringing tech into the sleeping chamber kills the mood, instead set yourself up for success. If your significant other refuses, tell them you just want some time to ...I don’t know give him a mind bending blow job!  You may get his attention pretty damn quick! Link Here is a Kim Anami link for your educational purposes.  


WHAT IS ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND?  What does your room say about you, your relationship? 


 I also work as an Interior Designer part time (email me at tomorrow@primalhacker.com if you want pricing) and you would be surprised by the amount of people who put photos of family members on their bedroom walls.  In the Feng Shui tradition only photos of you and your beloved belong in the bedroom.  Here's another tip,  whatever you put on one side always put on the other.  The key here is balance and partnership harmony. Clear the clutter, dim the lights, use candles, essential oil diffusers, get some sexy sheets ( organic cotton or bamboo) to create an atmosphere that shows outward how much love you have for yourself and your beloved.  They will appreciate it.  


Whatever is on your nightstand is the last thing you see before you go to sleep.  Make sure it is something relaxing, soothing. Bringing the NY Times into the bed isn’t a great idea.  Fiction novels and spiritual texts are great things to read to engage your dream time. When you are well rested you can show up better to your partner.  Lead by example, prioritize sleep. If your partner wants sexy time and you know you need sleep, cuddle them and explain how much better it might be in the morning when you're well rested.  Keep that promise whatever it takes. 

 

5.  Do Something Neither One of you has Ever Done Before, Together

What more is there to say?  When you experience something together for the first time, you bond and share in that experience, this in turn creates memories and strengthens the entanglement between you.  


Einstein talked about quantum entanglement, or “spooky action”, that when two things come into contact with each other they are forever entangled, the more you create this with your partner the more entangled you are.  I love that! Just the imaginary notion of being entangled with my lover under the covers legs intertwined not knowing where one person begins and the other ends all tangled in their whispers and kisses is the perfect ending to the first thought of spooky action and entanglement.  So, thank you Einstien I will romance the shit out of your “spooky action”  

 Float Tank

One thing we did recently is experience a float tank together, we were in separate pods, but experienced it together at the same time slot.  We highly recommend doing this on a date night! We talked all the way home about our experiences, they were so different even though the environment was the same.  Really cool!

Another thing we just did was find a new spot to jump into a really cold stream together.  We have done that in the past but this time neither of us had ever been to that particular stream or at the spring equinox.  We actually started a new tradition.  


If you live in a warmer part of the country you can get a stock tank fill it with cold water, ice...and both jump in together!  Just an idea. Think outside the box. Make a list of things you can do together for the first time. This is a great time to ditch the kids.  They get a lot of your attention all-the-time! Take this time for you and your partner to do this new experience together. The kids will be fine with a babysitter and they can learn from you how to harness loving escapades you take together.  The glow on your face when you return is the best thing you can do for them. Protect your time together.  

 

6.  Love & Respect


What women want and what men want are two seemingly different things but quite similar if you break it down.  


Women want to be loved, guys really are you surprised?  In everything you do, if you do it with love,  you will be greatly rewarded. (wink)- I'm actually serious, if you ask your beloved to pick up dogshit in the yard, do it with love.  You might be pleasantly surprised at the reaction you get. WOMEN NEED AND WANT LOVE, TO BE LOVED, TO FEEL CHERISHED AND HONORED. We are the givers of life, we used to be cherished as such.  That doesn’t mean we get to act like princesses however. Loving your woman will bring her natural hormones to levels they are supposed to be. Read more about this by John Grey. 


Do these things 10 times a day to change your life.  Hold her hand, touch her, kiss her, massage her shoulders, when you walk in the door find her first (before kids and dog) and hug her for 8 secs min, make her coffee/tea, dance with her, introduce her first, always help with her coat, open her door( all of them...cars too), pour her wine, tell her how you feel about her (Insert cheesy BillyJoel song…”tell her about it”), text her you love her, call her tell her you love her, leave her a note and ...yes you guessed it let you know how much you love her.  If you do this your life will change. Here’s the key, never stop doing this for the rest of your life together.  Or in the after life either.  Haha  


Quick story, we were at our friends home about a year ago, just a casual visit with appetizers and some vino ( Dry Farm Wines is biohacker approved and you get a bottle for a penny,   if you are local to the Twin Cities you can get into the Healthy Wine Club from Swirl)   (If you haven’t tried wine from DFW, might want to look into it.. They test for toxins, never add sugar, you really have to drink like three bottles to get a hangover….)

I digress, we were having wine, and Thaddeus took a gluten free cracker and added some beautiful cheese to it, I watched across the island as I couldn’t reach any of the food.  I observed if he was going to offer it to me or eat if for himself.  He was going to eat it! I thought this might be a good time for a little social experiment.  I love social experiments. I sometimes feel like my whole life is filled with moments of social and personal experiments.  Again I digress.  


He was going to eat it!, and not offer it or anything else to me.  So I piped up and reached across the island and took it gently out of his hands and looked him in the eyes and said “oh you are so sweet to make that for me”  He seemed a bit taken off guard for a split second, then quickly responded and “of course for you, my love” 

My friend looked at me wildly and said “WOW” I'm gonna try that out loud in front of everyone.  We all started laughing. But in reality I could tell they learned something from that little experiment that evening.  


For the rest of the night and many evenings after that Thaddeus always finds me brings me a cracker or glass of wine first, as an honor.  I in return give (by showing & using my words) him ultimate gratitude and respect.  


The teaching moment has to be done ->in the moment.  If you ever try a social experiment with your beloved, be sure you leave any resentment at the door.  It must be done with love and with men, respect.  


Even if he loses his phone and we have to drive 3 ½ hours to go look for it in Northern Minnesota, you smile and tell him it's ok, well have a fun adventure.  Always with respect. Then make it enjoyable, could be another perfect time for a mind blowing blow job. Just saying.  


Men quite honestly like the idea of love, but it isn’t earth shattering like it is for us women.  Ladies, Men want respect. I learned this from...experience, social experiments, Cleopatra, a class I took online and John Gray. It’s kinda cheesy, but it works. What I learned has been invaluable when interacting with all the men in my life, first and foremost my lover, my sons, my father and any male I encounter actually.  Always with respect.  Try it out, try a social experiment for yourself.  


Another friend of mine tried it for herself, first with her words alone.  Everything she uttered was from a sincere place of respect. Within a couple days her husband of 7 years, who never texted her anything in the last 3 years that was loving, out of the blue wanted to come home from work early to give her a back rub for taking such good care of the kids all day.  Whoa, that was quick! I'm telling you if you want more LOVE from your man, start by using only RESPECT with your words and actions. Your life will change rapidly. Your home will become a place of peace, love and respect. It's a practice, it will take time, then it will become a habit. Ladies, you are the leaders of the home whatever you do the ducklings will follow suit.  Treat men with great respect. Teach your daughters to do the same and teach her why. This is the path for great romance and a beautiful future. 

 

7.  Build a fort together  


We say this to protect your space.    We already talked about sleep and using your bedroom as a sacred sleeping chamber. 

Us biohackers take it a bit further, we build a fort. This isn’t just any fort, it is the most peaceful sleeping chamber.  The curtains you see in the image are made from silver thread.

This is EMF blocking material .

 farday cage bed

This material will keep harmful EMFs from entering your sleeping chamber.  Thaddeus and I both worked on this together, we put our loving energy into building it. We built it for our health out of love and our love of restorative sleep. Under our mattress we have magnetico magnets as well.  That makes a contained EMF free zone. 

Getting primal sleep is key. We know the EMF building biologists install these into homes and people are able to get off their meds because they finally get 8 hours of peace, without the microwave fields everywhere. 

 

8. Look into each other's eyes,  and ditch your sunglasses...


Yes, we said ditch your sunglasses.  “But they look cool” -->doesn’t matter... if you're not getting sunlight in your eyes/skin,  you can't achieve optimal health. Here is the down low.  


Do you think maybe you’ve been designed to use the light of the sun in any way?  You, the plants, the animals all live under the light of the sun. 


It seems silly that the sun would be toxic to you. It’s warm and inviting. Staying out in the sun feels good.

You think the sun is healthy and likely your body was designed in some way to use sunlight?   More than you could ever know! 

Do you think sunlight is a cue to help you remain healthy? Sure seems that way. It also tells you what time of day it is. What you might not know is that your body, your brain, and your eye also need to know what time of day it is. Your brain tells your organs what time of day it is. Sunlight gives you that information.  Thaddeus wrote a this genius blog on wearing sunglasses (blueblockers) at night. Click here to read the rest of the article.  


No one in history has kept their eyes and skin from the light of the sun.  Who began this nonsense...companies who want you to be sick and unhealthy, so they can make money off of you.  Not joking folks we've all been duped by these a-holes. There is a protocol for safe sun exposure. It's free and it has nothing to do with sunscreen or sunglasses!  

Lastly, not only is covering up your eyes bad for your health, it's the window to the soul.  Looking in your lover’s eyes is very important for relationship health. Where is your attention, are you fully present for your lover?  Or is your attention elsewhere, what does that say about your relationship? I know I don’t like it at all when I can't see Thaddeus’s eyes, (when he's wearing his red blue blockers late at night).  When making love, don’t we want our lover to look into our eyes? The connection deepens beyond worlds and words. There are so many reasons to ditch your sunglasses. We get a lot of people asking questions about contacts, driving and wearing sunglasses...follow our IG page @primalhacker_ for more information.  In the meantime, let your lover see your eyes, they are beautiful, play games with them. Paint them dark or sparkly, but please don’t hide their beauty from the world and more importantly your lover.  

 

9.  Sprint! I mean run like your life depends on it!

Because we are “Primalhacker” we can say “RUN as if you're running for your life, like running away from liger!”  Ok we’ll call it primal movement. Want to feel sexier when you're naked? This little hack is priceless. If you have the capacity, sprinting 2-3 x’s a week and working your way up to 5-6 x’s a week is a great way to stay in shape.  Ancient peoples didn’t run for long distances/run marathons, they walked long distances or sprinted short distances. 


Check out this photo of a marathon body and a sprinter

 sprinter vs marathon body

 

One article suggests the combo of  intermittent fasting and exercising until you’re “out of breath”. Here’s a suggested protocol that we here subscribe to (for the warm months of the year if you live up north).  Find a well maintained soccer or athletic field that is devoid of anything but soft grass, or find a nice beach. There’s added benefit if you also sprint barefoot.

Mark off about 100 yards. Sprint as hard and as fast as you can for the 100 yards, or whatever you’re capable of. You will be totally out of breath, then walk back to your starting place, you’ll recover your breath on the way back, then do it all again.  In the beginning you may only be able to do this 2-3 times, build up to 5-6 times twice a week. Make this a habit for life.” Here's a link to the full article. http://fitcommerce.com/2019/10/10/stay-youthful-by-biohacking-your-hgh-through-sprinting/


The moral of the story is when you feel sexier you feel more like having sexy time!   When you look better ->you feel better-> you can show up better in bed with your lover!  So sprint for you and your health. The coolest thing about this hack is that you aren’t spending long hours in the blue light gym, we would call this overworking  in a toxic environment! I don’t know about you, but when I workout for over an hour I'm trashed the rest of the day, then I for sure can’t show up for sexy time. If you work your joints too much you're going to put yourself at risk later in life likely with hip and knee replacements.  So, do less. Be gentle with yourself, SPRINT! if it feels right for you!

We also recommend doing as the children do.  If you have kids and you bring them to the park and they are running around, then run around with them!  If you go to the state parks and they climb under a fence, then climb under the fence! Don’t forget to be young.  Move like children and see what magic happens!  

 

10.  Appreciation 

This is the best hack for your relationship.  We haven’t missed one time since we started this habit.  Here is how you do it. EVERY MORNING and EVERY EVENING before you go to bed AND when you wake up, tell your partner one thing you appreciate about them.  Not joking every morning and every night! 

Here's why, when you tell your lover what you appreciate you acknowledge that you are conscious of the big and small things!  Your lover will start or end their day with you appreciating something they never even knew you noticed. How cool is that?  

If you begin this process it will become a habit and throughout the day you will start to think of things you appreciate about your partner!  Instead of focusing on something they aren’t doing, focus on what you want more of.

One example, I love when Thaddeus touches me in the kitchen, and throughout the day.  So, I will tell him before bed how much I appreciate it when he touches me as he’s brushing by me in the kitchen and guess what?  He will do it more!!!! THIS IS GOLD PEOPLE. He in return tells me how much he appreciates it when I make him lunch, guess what? I make him lunch more often and with more and more love everytime!!

Give it a try, you have nothing to lose.


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Want Better Sleep? Read This (A Review of Qualia NIGHT)

More than one-third of Americans have trouble sleeping at night. That's roughly 100,000,000 people. 

Many of them reach for prescription products to help them sleep. 

Many others suffer restless nights, tossing and turning only to awaken in the morning feeling like they haven't slept. 

I used to be one of those people. 

I went to bed at 8pm, read a book till 10pm and then turned out the lights. 

Immediately my head would ramp up and spit out thought after thought. At 2am, frustrated and anxious I would feel like screaming. 

Finally, I found a solution that worked for me. 

I mixed 5-HTP (hydroxtryptophan) with collagen and some water, drank it down and fell asleep. 

I would keep this solution next to my bed for most nights when I couldn't sleep. 

It worked like a charm. 

But it was an unbalanced formula and I had heard that it would eventually burn out my neurotransmitters. So the goal was to use it only a couple times a week. 

I wanted to use it every single day. Because it worked. 

Whenever you take a supplement to sleep, you want to make sure its balanced. 

Taking 5-HTP with collagen wasn't balanced. I had to ensure I took time off every so often to allow my neurotransmitters to re-balance naturally. 

I didn't have the time back then to find a truly balanced formula to help with sleep, but there's now a company that has! 

I'm going to tell you about a new sleep formula called NIGHT that works and was designed by formulators diving deep into the science of biochemistry to ensure its balanced and effective. 

But first.... 

If You Can't Sleep, Try This

Remember, I found a solution to my sleep issues. It was taking 5-HTP and collagen with water. 

This did nothing for my active mind at night. But it definitely allowed me to sleep. 

With more sleep, I had less brain fog and more focused attention. 

I spent a ton of time researching about biohacking, eventually training with Dave Asprey and his team in the first class of bulletproof coaches. 

I learned two things I was doing wrong. One of them from Dave and one from Dr Jack Kruse. 

1. Do the inner emotional work. 

Part of my problem was that I had unresolved emotional issues.. don't we all. But I was actively avoiding dealing with them. I didn't want to talk to anyone about it because I thought people would think I was stupid or broken. My ego was in full force preventing me from living the life I wanted to and of course preventing me from sleeping well. 

Other articles on this blog, and on our newsletter, if you sign up, discuss how I dealt with this part. 

Please start here before relying on a supplement. A supplement will absolutely help, and I find they are valuable while doing the inner work, and then you can wean off all supplements later on.

For you, do the inner work. It will help you sleep. 

2. Block Blue Light After Dark. 

I learned so much about light in those early years it was like drinking from a fire hose. 

When I finally implemented the strategies, my sleep was FOREVER changed. 

I started wearing blue light blocking glasses and my entire world changed. 

I was able to sleep!

Now I sell my own version because I found the so effective. You can get a pair here using discount code primal10. 

Blocking blue light at night helps signal to our body that it's night. The body can then produce the right hormones to help you sleep and get the benefits of sleep.

This is SOOOOO important. If you haven't bought a pair of blueblockers, do this first. 

Next, work on the emotional issues, and if you need a supplement to help, get that while doing the inner work! 

Sometimes You Need Extra Support

 If you've done the blue light blocking and inner emotional work, or perhaps you haven't and just need to sleep, NOW, then a supplement might help. 

Remember, my concoction of 5-HTP and collagen worked wonders for me. 

Now you can try a pre-built sleep supplement that is far safer than prescription compounds. 

And guess what? It's built with that 5-HTP backbone in it that was so effective for me. 

One of the ingredients is L-tryptophan. 5-HTP is just 5-hydroxytryptophan and is a modified version of L-tryptophan. 

Each of these is modified in the body to become serotonin, which is converted to melatonin. 

5-HTP and tryptophan have been shown to decrease anxiety and to aid with sleep. 

Which should be obvious because melatonin is the hormone of sleep. 

Most people are wildly deficient in melatonin. 

This is because light at night destroys melatonin. And most of you are not blocking light at night by wearing blueblocking glasses. 

So you destroy your melatonin. 

Taking a supplement with tryptophan gives your body the precursor to the hormone you are losing by playing on your phone after dark. 

Qualia Night is the pre-built supplement that was designed to help you sleep. You can try it out and save using discount code PRIMALMIND. 

Qualia Night Benefits

L Theanine and Sleep

 Let's take a closer look at the other ingredients. 

L-theanine is associated with relaxation, focus and sleep. 

It's a key compound in green tea. Paired with caffeine, it takes away the caffeine jitters and provides a calm focus. 

At night it can help you relax and sleep better. It has been shown to boost GABA and reduce excitatory neurotransmitters.

Here's an article describing some of the studies showing these effects. 

White Peony

 White peony is one of the oldest remedies in traditional Chinese medicine. It has been used for everything from reducing anxiety to helping with sleep, anxiety, depression, and autoimmune issues. 

Y-Oryzanol

This is a compound from rice bran oil.

There really isn't a ton of studies on this compound yet. It has been used for anxiety and also building lean muscle. Some people use it to boost mental performance and athletic performance. Because not a ton of research has been performed, there isn't a lot of scientific data backing this up, but data from people who use it agree that it is effective. 

 Uridine

Uridine is a naturally occurring nucleic acid that plays a key role in many different neuroregulatory processes. It is believed to support short and long term memory, learning, attention, and executive function.

Mechanisms:

  • Uridine plays a key role in phospholipid synthesis, critical for cell membrane integrity
  • Acts as a novel endogenous neurotransmitter via purinergic receptors
  • Neuroprotective via its interaction with NGF and other integrins and growth factors
  • Supports synaptogenesis and neuroplasticity through increasing cerebral phosphatidylcholine levels needed to create dendrite membranes
  • Elevates dopamine without downregulation
  • Building block of RNA
  • Involved in long term potentiation which mediates memory and learning
  • Found in high amounts in human breast milk
  • Synergistic with choline donors, DHA, and other phospholipids


More Info:

 Ashwagandha

Personally, I love this compound. On days when I'm stressed, I'll take 4 tablets of Ashwagandha before bed. 

It's an adaptogenic herb and helps your body de-stress if its stressed or gain more energy if you need more energy. 

This herb has been in use for over 3,000 years and is well used in ayurved. 

It has been shown to reduce blood sugar, may have anti-cancer properties, may reduce cortisol and anxiety, increase testosterone in men and fertility in women, and increase lean muscle gain. 

Here Are The Other Ingredients

Qualia Night ingredients

I'm Using this for the Next Month 

 Neurohacker holds Beta tests to determine how effective their formulas are. They tweak the formulas based on the tests. I was not part of the SLEEP beta test, and so now that it's launched Ill be trying out for a month. 

My sleep if pretty dialed in and I'm aware of any changes. I also will track via my Oura ring and see how it affects my deep sleep and REM sleep. 

Get Your Own Qualia Sleep RIGHT HERE for a HUGE discount using code PRIMALMIND and also choosing they cancel anytime subscription. 

My Results

Stay tuned as I update this each week and compare against my previous sleep without Qualia Night