Unbox the Autumn 2018 Biohacking Box with Dave Asprey

Autumn Slumber

As the sunny summer months transition to the darker days of fall, I wanted to share with you some items I’ve found that focus around sleep. As a biohacker I understand the importance of healthy sleep – a foundation of healthy, restful sleep will help keep your body and mind running at peak performance! I’ve carefully chosen each product in this box to help you understand and achieve that great sleep you need to function at your best, and I hope you enjoy all of them.

This smart ring was developed with a cognitive behavioral therapy protocol that was clinically designed to help insomniacs train to fall asleep faster. Designed by the same team that brought you the Re-timer light therapy glasses, the Thim also acts as a sleep tracker that provides far more accurate data based on the movement of your fingers than many of the other sleep apps and devices on the market are capable of. providing It also has a Power Nap feature that is programmed to wake you at the ideal time to give you the perfect power nap every time without any grogginess. This ring checks in at a whopping $200 in value, making it the most expensive item we’ve ever been able to pack into a box, and I’m really excited that we were able to send this to you!

Last year I interviewed breath work expert Patrick McKeown on Bulletproof Radio. One of the items that Patrick was using with his clients was a simple piece of tape that you put over your mouth when you sleep in order to force you to breathe through your nose. Dr. Frank Seaman, the developer of Lipseal Tape, uses it with his patients to treat several common sleep issues. Training to nose breathe while you sleep is one of the most effective ways I’ve found to improve sleep quality and to wake feeling more rested and refreshed. These strips are latex-free and designed to be hypoallergenic and comfortable with a mild adhesive that is easy to remove. I wanted to share these strips with you so that you could try this simple hack for better sleep with a product that was specifically designed for this purpose instead of some old run-of-the-mill tape.

Years ago, Bulletproof Radio guest and friend Kelly Starrett shared with me that “crushing your guts” before bed kicks in a parasympathetic relaxation response. Kelly recommended rolling around on this inflatable ball called the Coregeous Ball for 5-10 minutes before bed to stimulate a deep feeling of relaxation and prime your body for amazing sleep. Movement pioneer and founder of TuneUp Fitness, Jill Miller, has trained thousands of clients, educators, clinicians and trainers how to utilize self-care fitness and yoga to improve movement, proprioception, and performance. Jill’s line of products through TuneUp Fitness, including the Coregeous Ball, are designed to help you improve stability and range-of-motion, and to eliminate pain. I love that this ball can deflate for easy traveling and I highly recommend that you give Kelly’s gut-crush move a try before bed tonight!

The Bulletproof team engineered Sleep Mode using clinically-backed ingredients that are proven to improve sleep efficiency and quality, including one of the only plant-sourced melatonin’s available on the market. Sleep Mode also has a small dose of Brain Octane to maintain energy levels throughout the night as your body goes through its natural repair and rejuvenation processes. I’m excited that we were able to include a full bottle for you to try and think you’ll notice a massive difference in your sleep while taking this.

Recently, I came across Dr. Satchin Panda’s new book, The Circadian Code. Like most people, you probably wake up, get hungry for meals and doze off in bed around the same time every day. If you’ve ever experienced jet lag or pulled an all-nighter, you know that this schedule can easily be thrown off kilter. Understanding your circadian rhythm and how to better regulate it can really help you live a healthier and more productive life.

Beginning with an in-depth explanation of your circadian clock—why it’s important, how it works, and how to know it isn’t working—The Circadian Code outlines lifestyle changes to make to get back on track. I was able to work with Dr. Panda and bring you a free chapter from this book, and I think you’ll find it well worth the read. 

TrueDark® is all about light. They block the bad kinds of junk light. And now they leverage the good kinds, starting with the creation of a photobiomodulation therapy (LED) device that emits energy commonly used in dermatology, muscle relaxation and tissue recovery. This device delivers optimal Near Infrared, Deep Red, Red and Yellow/Amber wavelengths which can positively react with your mitochondria to repair  and stimulate cellular regeneration.

While photobiomodulation therapy isn’t new (you’ve heard me talking about it for years), the TrueDark ground-breaking technology combines features not found in any other light therapy unit, and comes to you as a lightweight, portable, and affordable solution. These will be available to order in late September, but two lucky subscribers will be receiving one of these devices as a Golden Ticket item before they are available for purchase. 

This brilliant little pillow may surprise you with how effective it is at helping you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep for longer. The Sleep Crown helps give a secure, tucked-in feeling reminiscent of being swaddled when you were a baby by applying gentle pressure to the scalp and crown of the head. The pillow blocks out light and muffles sound to prevent things that typically wake you up, helping you to maintain higher levels of uninterrupted restorative deep sleep. Each Sleep Crown is hand-stitched and made from hypo-allergenic bamboo fabric, and comes with a custom pillow-case that matches the curve of the pillow. The curve allows the pillow to snuggle around your eyes, nose and mouth so it doesn’t impair breathing and provides the gentle compression that makes the pillow so effective. The company has been around for just a short while and I’m excited to share this small start-up brand with you!