Amir Sharif
Weekend hacker.
Self improvement enthusiast.

Sleep Stack


Habits you should start to form around sleep.

  • Make your room super dark. Block out windows, shut off screens, lights off.
  • Consistency. I use a reverse alarm” that reminds me when to go to sleep.
  • Wear blue-light blocking glasses in the evenings. I use Gunnar.
    • I have 2 pairs of Gunnars, one that blocks 98% and the other is 65%.
  • Don’t eat a heavy meal 2-3 hours before bed.
  • Don’t have stimulants or alcohol after 4pm.
  • Drink caffeine 1 hour after waking up (instead of immediately), and ideally get some natural sun first thing.


I have a stack of supplements that I occasionally use to aid with sleep.


  • Get exposure to natural light first thing in the morning. This kicks off a bunch of physiological processes so you’ll be tired when it’s time to sleep.
  • Stretching for 10-15 minutes before.
    • You can try this video.
    • If you have a partner, stretch with them!
  • Meditation
  • Sleep Audio
    • There’s a variety of sounds you can listen to to help you go to sleep. They fall under the categories of Hyponosis, NSDR, Binaural Beats, Sleep Stories, or even white noise. I collect a bunch of them in this Spotify playlist.



Life hacks

October 26, 2022