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The Best Sleep Supplements to Deal with All Nighters

If you’ve ever had to pull an all-nighter, you know that sometimes the hardest part is the day after. Whether you drink coffee, or take other stimulants to stay up through the night, the consequences of a sleepless night are…

The Secret to Lucid Dreaming? Reviewing Dream Leaf

Lucid dreaming enthusiasts tend to agree on one thing: The fact that lucid dreaming can be both learned and induced. While there are “natural-born lucid dreamers,” most of the folks currently partaking in the practice have worked hard to get…

Theanine vs Tyrosine: What’s the Difference?

Theanine is an increasingly common ingredient (at least from what I’ve tested) in sleep supplements. It has a calming yet non-sedative effect, which is why it’s in sleep supplement blends and added to some existing blends like ZMA. In fact,…

ZMA vs. GABA: Why The Difference Is Important

ZMA and GABA are two ingredients that we commonly see in sleep supplements, but they’re very different things. For one, ZMA is actually a combo of three ingredients: Zinc asparate, magnesium aspartate, and vitamin B6. GABA (short for Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid),…

New Mood and Alpha BRAIN Together: A User’s Take

Though I’m most interested in sleep and recovery supplements — and testing them! — I’ve also experimented with some fairly mainstream, natural nootropics (aka brain supplements). One of those is Alpha BRAIN, a popular nootropic formula made by Onnit. Onnit
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