NSDR for Increasing focus

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Improve your focus with Non sleep deep rest

NSDR is a powerful, zero cost tool that can help improve focus and concentration. By taking time to focus the mind and carry out specific breathing techniques, NSDR can help reduce distractions and improve mental clarity.

How to use NSDR to improve focus

1. Get comfortable

Lay down or get in a comfortable seated position. The desk is fine. Put on some headphones and shut your eyes.

2. Listen to the NSDR track

Press play on the NSDR track above and go through the guided breathwork and body scan.

3. Enjoy your focus

Hopefully you'll come out feeling refreshed and ready to dial in your focus

Use NSDR to fight the long list of distractions

NSDR is a powerful productivity tool that can help increase focus and get through a list of tasks that need doing. In today's fast-paced world, it can be hard to stay focused with all the distractions around us. From notifications on our phones to endless emails and social media, it's easy to get pulled in different directions. Non sleep deep rest can help to stay on task and increase focus, by reducing distractions and calming the mind.

Add NSDR in your productivity toolkit

NSDR can be a powerful tool in your productivity toolkit, helping you to stay focused and get more done in less time. When combined with good sleep, proper nutrition and a focused space, Non sleep deep rest can help you to do the things that are important and not get distracted.

By taking some time each day to do an NSDR session, you can start to experience the benefits of increased focus, better work and more productivity. It's a simple, low-cost and effective way to boost productivity and get more done in less time.

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What people are saying about NSDR

Dr. Andrew Huberman - Neuroscientist at Stanford

'..it’s such a powerful tool. It’s a zero-cost tool that has enormous effects on not just accessing sleep and calm, but enhancing rates of neuroplasticity.' Tim Ferris show

Sundar Pichai, Google CEO

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Sundar Pichai mentioned that he uses non-sleep deep as a means of relaxation and unwinding.

"So while I find it difficult to meditate, I can go to YouTube, find an NSDR video. They're available in 10, 20, or 30 minutes, so I do that occasionally."

Frequently asked questions

How to do NSDR?

There's no need to overcomplicate the practice here. Simply lay down somewhere comfortable, or even sitting in a comfy desk chair. Find a free NSDR script, put on some good quality headphones and follow the track. The good thing about these scripts is that unlike meditation, they don't require a whole lot of focus - and this is the point. Trying it out is simple, scroll to the top or head to YouTube/Google.

What can NSDR be used for?

Non sleep deep rest is a behavioural tool that can be used in a range of different ways. Although the name suggests no-sleep - NSDR can be used to help fall asleep faster/get back to sleep. It can also be used to 'supplement' a bad nights sleep. Huberman uses NSDR the morning after a bad nights sleep. During the day, scripts can be used to increase focus and increase energy/motivation. Other forms of NSDR have a wider range of applications. All in all, NSDR doesn't need a specific application and can be used throughout the day.

The science behind NSDR

Two papers in iterations of Cell Reports journal showed that a 20 minute NSDR protocol after an intense period of focused learning accelerates plasticity by 50%. This helps learn faster and the retention of new learnings is stronger. All in all, NSDR has been scientifically shown to accelerate learning.

A study out of Denmark, using brain imaging, showed that a 30 minute NSDR/Yoga Nidra script, increased dopamine resting levels in the brain area called the striatum by 65%. Putting people into a state where they're ready for action when they come out.

When to do NSDR

There's a few key times in the day you can do an NSDR script. Firstly, if you haven't had a good sleep the night before - maybe a couple hours less than usual, it's reported that an NSDR track first thing in the morning can improve the way you're feeling - even considering the rough night. Later on in the day, NSDR tracks have been shown to really help re-grain focus. NSDR tracks increase dopamine, and dopamine can help motivation/focus. Lastly, in the evening is a good time to practice non sleep deep rest. To relax before you head to bed for the evening, or if you're struggling to get off to sleep - or it's taking a while, you can put on an NSDR, do some breathwork and body scanning - and it may do the trick.

Who is Andrew Huberman?

Andrew Huberman, PhD is the creator of the Huberman Lab podcast. He is a neuro scientist and tenured professor in the department of Neurobiology at Stanford University's School of Medicine. Huberman has made significant contributions to the fields of brain development, brain function and neural plasticity. Huberman created the term NSDR and speaks about it frequently on his podcast, citing sources online to listen to NSDR tracks.

What is NSDR.co?

NSDR.co is a site aiming to create an in-depth resource of NSDR tracks, along with other protocols such as Binaural beats and breathwork. There will be zero-cost sources of content available on this website. Stay tuned for more!

More than just for improving focus

NSDR is more than just a tool for increasing focus, it can also be used to improve your overall well-being. Regular meditation can help you fall asleep faster and feel more rested, by reducing the racing thoughts that can keep you awake at night. NSDR can also help improve energy levels, by reducing stress and tension in the body. This can leave you feeling more relaxed and refreshed throughout the day. Additionally, NSDR has been found to have a positive effect on mental and emotional well-being. And the best part is that it's a low-cost and accessible tool that anyone can use to improve their overall well-being. Incorporating NSDR into your daily routine can help you feel more energized, focused, and rested, allowing you to tackle your day with more ease and efficiency.