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Sleep

Caffeine consumption: what you need to know for tomorrow morning

Updated October 8th, 2017 Do you ever worry about your caffeine consumption? Asking for a friend. Truth be told, I drink about 3-5 cups (how “cup” is actually defined on a coffeemaker, not physical mugs) of coffee a day. I tell myself that I need to be better about switching to green tea in the… Read More

Do pollen allergies cause anxiety?

Updated October 15th, 2017 Feeling anxious? You’re not alone. The NY Times ran a story a few weeks back titled “Prozac nation is now the United States of Xanax.” Why is everyone anxious? If you believe, as I do, that anxiety is a symptom, not an identity, there are lots of potential reasons, many of… Read More

My experience with L-theanine: dose, benefits, side effects

Updated October 17th, 2017  If you’re researching L-theanine, also known as theanine, you may already know that it’s an amino acid, found in green and black tea, that boosts mood, and promotes a sense of calm without drowsiness. I will let Aaron get into the science of how L-theanine works to create these benefits later… Read More

Not a morning person? Adenosine could be to blame

Some people jump out of bed every morning ready to start the day. We call them “morning people.” For others, getting out of bed can be tough, like scaling Everest tough. Especially when the weather turns cold, no one likes leaving the warmth of their cozy sheets and heading to work. When I was a… Read More

Hops, your genetics, and the science of sleep

Hops are the flowers of the hop plant Humulus lupulus, a cousin of Cannabis. Hops and cannabis are both part of the cannabaceae family of flowering plants. Cannabaceae are distinct in that they pollinate using the wind, and have distinct male and female sexed plants. (R) Both cannabis and hops also cause a sedative effect… Read More

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