My Sleep Stack

Good sleep is the greatest performance boosting thing you can do for you mind, body, and spirit. You can optimize sleep through diet, exercise, limiting caffeine, getting sunlight throughout the day, managing your stress, and having a regular sleep schedule. I’ve tried all of these strategies and overtime, I’ve recovered from a lifetime of bad sleep habits.

“The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life. The leading causes of disease and death in developed nations—diseases that are crippling health-care systems, such as heart disease, obesity, dementia, diabetes, and cancer—all have recognized causal links to a lack of sleep.”
- Matthew Walker, PhD

Here are the tools I use to monitor and evaluate how my behavioral changes that most influence my sleep.

Oura Ring

The Oura Ring is a sleek and sophisticated wearable device designed to help individuals optimize their health and well-being. This smart ring seamlessly tracks various biometric data points, including sleep patterns, heart rate, body temperature, and activity levels. With its advanced sensors and algorithms, the Oura Ring provides actionable insights into key aspects of one's health, such as sleep quality and recovery levels. It also offers personalized guidance on improving sleep habits, managing stress, and optimizing daily activities for better overall wellness. The Oura Ring is a stylish and convenient solution for those seeking to understand their body's signals and make informed decisions towards a healthier lifestyle.

Key Features: Total sleep time, total deep sleep, total REM sleep, timing, resting heart rate, heart rate variability, body temperature, integration with Apple Health.

Eight Sleep

Eight Sleep is a technology company that specializes in creating innovative sleep solutions to enhance the quality of our rest. With a mission to revolutionize our sleep experience, Eight Sleep offers a range of smart mattresses and accessories that seamlessly integrate technology into our bedrooms. Their flagship product, the Pod Pro, combines advanced temperature regulation, biometric tracking, and personalized sleep coaching to optimize each individual's sleep patterns. By leveraging data and artificial intelligence, Eight Sleep aims to transform the way we sleep, allowing us to wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day.

Key Features: Sleep schedule constancy tracking, adaptive mattress temperature control, sleep temperature optimization, custom settings for let and right side of mattress, integration with Apple Health.


HiCoffee is a user-friendly mobile application designed to enhance the coffee-drinking experience. This innovative app provides a convenient platform for coffee enthusiasts to discover, order, and customize their favorite beverages from a wide variety of local cafes and coffee shops. Users can explore a curated selection of high-quality coffees, access detailed descriptions and reviews, and conveniently place orders for pickup or delivery. With its intuitive interface and personalized recommendations, HiCoffee revolutionizes the way coffee lovers connect with their favorite brews, ensuring that every cup is a delightful experience.

Key Features: Caffeine tracker (ml), caffeine metabolism and half-life tracking, bedtime caffeine threshold alerts, caffeinated beverage database, custom beverages, caffeine heart rate and sleep correlations, integration with Apple Health.


The Rise sleep app is a comprehensive solution designed to improve your sleep quality and overall well-being. With its smart algorithm, the app analyzes your sleep patterns, helping you understand your individual sleep needs and create a personalized sleep schedule. It provides a wide range of features including guided meditations, relaxing sounds, and bedtime stories to help you relax and fall asleep faster. The app also tracks your sleep stages and offers detailed insights into your sleep quality, allowing you to make informed adjustments for better rest. With its gentle wake-up feature, Rise ensures you wake up feeling refreshed by choosing the optimal time within your desired wake-up window to gently rouse you from sleep. Whether you struggle with falling asleep or waking up groggy, the Rise sleep app is here to promote healthier sleeping habits and bring lasting improvements to your overall sleep experience.

Key Features: Sleep debt tracking, circadian rhythm tracking, hourly energy dips and peaks predictions, ideal sleep time coaching, integration with Oura Ring and Apple Health.

Jordan Carlisle