Dave’s Quarterly Box – Sleep and Detox
This is Dave’s eighth Quarterly Box and the theme of this box is improving sleep and reducing stress. Dave Asprey is the creator of Bulletproof, most well know for Bulletproof Coffee and his biohacking blog and podcast at bulletproofexec.com.
Here’s what he had to say about this box:
With the seasons changing and the nights getting longer, I decided to build the focus of #BI008 around preparing for sleep and de-stressing in the evening.
This box addresses what I feel are some of the most important factors to health and high performance. The ability to get enough quality sleep and reduce the amount of stress on your body are very important. Light is also a very important factor when it comes to our health and getting good sleep.
He addresses these issues with some pretty cool gear.
Alitura Night Cream
Alitura was created by a guy named Andy Hnilo. Andy has been a model and professional baseball player and knows the importance of healthy skin. We usually catch up with Andy at the Bulletproof Biohacking Conference and Paleo f(x).
Our skin is our largest organ and protects what lies within our bodies. The skin responds best to ingredients that come directly from the earth, rather than synthetic formulations or chemicals. Our mission at Alitura is to provide the highest quality products we can, and for that reason, we are anti-laboratory, anti-GMO and anti-chemicals.
Alitura is by far the leader in high quality, SUPER pure skin care products.
This face cream includes hyaluronic acid, plant derived stem cells and potent anti-oxidants that are sure to dramatically increase the health of your skin.
The synergy of Hyaluronic Acid, Plant Derived Stem Cells, and potent Anti-Oxidants deliver unparalleled hydration and optimal cellular health for a brightened complexion and long term anti-aging benefits.
Swannies Blue Blocking Glasses
We’ve talk about the importance of limiting your exposure to blue light in the evenings to keep from inhibiting your production of melatonin in one of our sleep articles. One of the biggest contributors of light in the blue spectrum is from TVs, LED lighting, computers and phones.
Of course the best way to limit your exposure to this is to stop using any devices or watching TV at least two hours before bed. That just isn’t possible for most of us. That’s where these glasses come in. They are not only designed to block blue light, but to be stylish. Wearing orange safety glasses out to dinner isn’t cool. Wearing Swannies is, and people will actually ask you about them instead of snickering behind your back. They are also great to wear when exposed to indoor light that may also affect the production of melatonin. You can buy your own pair right here
$134 Value (on sale now for $89)
Blue Star Form Coloring Book
Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore. May people have noticed many of the same benefits from coloring that you get from meditation.
Some nice colored pencils in a wooden box. What else can I say, they go along with the coloring book.
Beddtime Bliss Organic Bamboo Sleep Mask
One of the best ways to ensure that you are performing at your maximum level is by getting high quality sleep. The best place to start is by making sure your bedroom is free of light and sound. Installing black out curtains and covering all the lights on chargers and other electronic devices is a good start, but sometimes that is not enough.
It’s always a good idea to use a sleep mask and some way to block out noises like ear plugs or headphones. Whenever I travel I always bring my sleep mask. As hard as I try, I just can’t always cut out all the light at bedtime.
Fatwater is a Bulletproof product designed to provide high quality hydration by combining water with Brain Octane MCT oil and B vitamins. The small amount of emulsified MCT oil is supposed to be more hydrating. The water also comes in 3 flavors, lemon, grapefruit, and pineapple.
This has been listed on the Bulletproof site for the last year but is always listed as sold out. The only time I have tried it was at the Bulletproof Conferences. It tastes very good and I’m very excited that it will be available to order this November. This box came with a coupon for a free case of FATwater that will be shipping next month. I can’t wait.