3. Maybe LESS sleep? I know if don’t set an alarm I will almost always wake up 9hrs later, if I get more than that, it’s as if my body goes into hibernation mode for the whole day…and I find it tough to get, and then keep going.
I am no sleep expert, but this is the most logical start. A year or two ago, I conducted my own little sleep study over the course of a few months. I documented a few attributes daily after varied sleep times. Anything ranging from 5 hours per night to 12. I did it different ways, where sometimes I would go while with the same amount of time (ex. 2 weeks at 5 hours) and also tried to stagger it, where a single week may look like 5/7/10/12/5/6/7.
After it was all said and done… I realized that I am 100% more alert when I sleep between 6-7.5 hours. Anything more than that, and I started to run the risk of being in a massive sleepy daze all day. At 10 hours… I was taking way more naps than at 6.5-7. I know that goes against some common knowledge out there, but it’s just what worked for me.
Turned out that in the end… more is not always better. Try sleeping less and see what happens!
Also ran a low carb diet for 9 months recently… slightly improved overall energy… but the biggest difference was less crash after meals.