For a long time, I have wondered what the difference between the day after a hard workout where I feel refreshed and one where I still feel beat up and tired. The answer, I have found, is deep sleep.
I happened to stumble upon this discovery this week when I decided to try and create a deep sleep regimen. I had a list of supplements I would take and gadgets to use, and of course my trusty Oura ring to track all of the data. The reason I started tracking is because I knew I would have trouble sleeping. With the start of a new school year AND a wedding to attend (drinking, not a lot of sleep), I know from experience and quantification that my recovery takes a big hit during those times. I was very pleasantly surprised when the data showed that not only had I improved my deep sleep (even under special circumstances), but I also was recovering very quickly!
But something interesting happened. One night I took all my supplements but forgot to run my PEMF machine.The next day I looked at my deep sleep scores, and they had plummeted!
PEMF to Boost Deep Sleep
My wife and I joke that I am working on my PhD in Woo-Woo Science. Ever since I got into “biohacking” I have had the most interesting journey of finding things that worked very well for me and things that also just seemed like a scam. I consider myself a scientist with a sample size of one…me.
Of all the hacks I have tried, my PEMF machine by EarthPulse has delivered the best and the most easily quantifiable results. When I set my EarthPulse to 2.0-3.2 Hz and let it run while I sleep, I easily increase my deep sleep by 45 minutes to an hour and a half. My current record for deep sleep is 2 hours and 48 minutes! As you can imagine, that much deep sleep is a huge boost to recovery.
I was filled with skepticism before I bought this device, and I encourage you to be too. But once I saw what running this during the night did for my recovery, I was sold. It became very obvious that this was the most powerful addition to my sleep regimen. Let’s look at the data!
The first night, Wednesday September 4th, was the second day of school (stressful). I had taken all of my supplements, but forgot one thing…my PEMF machine. As you will see, this made a HUGE difference.
Above is a screenshot of my Oura app for the night I forgot to run my PEMF (the previous night I got about 2 hours of deep sleep). I figured this would be an excellent time for an experiment. The whole first week of school is about equally stressful. I wasn’t eating or exercising any differently, so most factors were controlled for. But this night I ran my PEMF at 3.2 Hz for the duration of my sleep. Now check this out…
Just for good measure, I ran it again the next few nights to see if it may have been a fluke. All of my deep sleep scores were at least two hours, culminating with two hours and 43 minutes today! Take a look!
My personal experience has been that running my PEMF machine (the Earthpulse) has helped increase my deep sleep significantly. There is much more information available on their website (most scientifically backed), so I’ll spare those details.
Try this hack out and let me know how it works for you!