I’m very interested in Guzey’s sleep experiments. I would like to be the most productive I can be, and often that translates to me trying to sleep as little as possible.
But I am curious if anyone has tried to sleep as much as possible. Not to an absurd amount (e.g. 12+ hours a day). But, instead, using relaxation techniques and perhaps melatonin to get 9+ hours a night. I’d be interested in seeing if there was an improvement in productivity overall. It’d be most interesting for someone to do this who previously limited sleep more…like a busy grad student or entrepreneur.
At my current phase of life, I’m unable to do such an experiment because I have three kids. But I’m curious if anyone has tried a prolonged experiment.
(I do remember reading an article years ago about an entrepreneur who became more productive after prioritizing sleep and sleeping 8-9 hours a night rather than 5-6. Can’t find it now.)