Andrew Huberman on the optimal morning routine

Programmers are at their best when they can focus deeply on a task. Managers thrive when they have the energy to context switch. A good sleep and an efficient morning routine help a lot in both cases.

Andrew Huberman is a professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. In this chat with Jocko Willink, Huberman discusses what happens in your body when you sleep and wake, and talks about practices that can help set you up for a day of good work.

Among Huberman’s tips:

  • Aim to have a good sleep 80% of the time
  • Get natural light in your eyes within an hour of waking up
  • Excercise early
  • Try cold water to raise your body temperature
  • Delay your intake of caffeine by 90 minutes
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