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Autonomic Arousal and Biological Rhythms

Autonomic Arousal and Biological Rhythms

  • 90-minute ultradian rhythms govern alertness, energy, and sleep-wake cycles during the day. Aligning demanding work or learning with peak periods in one’s personal ultradian rhythm leads to greatest productivity.
  • Most people experience peak alertness 3 hours after waking and in early evening. Early exercise and fasting increase daytime alertness.
  • Delaying caffeine for 2 hours after waking allows natural cortisol release and adenosine suppression, preventing crashes. Evening carb-rich meals increase nighttime calm and sleepiness.

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The podcast explores avenues toward optimizing one's brain through neuroplasticity. It discusses how alertness, diet, exercise, routines, and restorative practices influence learning, productivity, and well-being. Dr. Huberman describes strategies for leveraging biology to achieve one's goals by aligning activities and environments with natural rhythms.

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