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86 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 08 October 2012 08:01AM

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Comment author: Kevin 04 November 2012 10:00:33AM 1 point [-]

I think a general high water high electrolyte diet has benefited my sleep. I haven't noticed potassium immediately before bed decreasing sleep quality.

Comment author: gwern 21 December 2012 01:00:48AM 1 point [-]

Well, I've finished ~2 months of data. The Zeo sleep stats say that there is a major negative effect, so I'm going to chalk up potassium as a failed experiment for me:

Comment author: Kevin 21 December 2012 07:29:55AM 1 point [-]

I also replied on Reddit... but I'm wondering if co-administering magnesium would fix this. Or test if Concentrace (http://www.amazon.com/Trace-Minerals-Concentrace-Mineral-Drops-Glass/dp/B004AC07G6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1356074954&sr=8-2&keywords=concentrace), mostly my favorite commercial supplement and a highly bioabsorbable magnesium, improves sleep quality.

Comment author: gwern 21 December 2012 05:04:24PM 1 point [-]
Comment author: gwern 04 November 2012 03:05:15PM 0 points [-]

Hm, interesting.

Comment author: gwern 22 February 2013 08:32:14PM 0 points [-]

I've just finished my followup experiment: http://www.gwern.net/Zeo#potassium-morning-use

I standardized a smaller dose, blinded consumption, and took it immediately upon awakening. The negative effect was much smaller (as expected) but there was still no apparent benefit.