Tomorrow I’m going to start an experiment where I test eleven different interventions on variable schedules for the next 100 days, measuring my sleep and my cognitive performance each day. Here are the interventions I want to test, along with the number of days before the interval repeats.
Posture 3 (sitting/standing/walking during the test)
Music 4 (listening/not listening during the test)
Krill oil 6
Acetyl-L Carnitine 26
Whey Protein 34
Gluten 46 (can’t just test positive hypotheses ;))
So I would eat butter for 5 days, then not eat it for 5 days, etc. Each condition is exposed to every other condition as equally as simply possible, and to any other trends over time not measured. Since I expect most of the interventions to have no effect, I maximize the experimental efficiency by running them all at once.
Sleep I’m going to measure with the Zeo. I have some other subjective measurements, too. But the main point is to measure cognitive performance. I’m going to spend some time each day taking cognitive tests, trying to suss out any effects from the interventions.
So my questions are, to those of you with some experience with the interventions listed: how long after consuming each substance should it have the maximum effects? I was thinking of eating them at noon, and then measuring maybe at 3pm and maybe again at night, but I don’t know much about most of them.
Any other feedback on how to design the experiment is welcome, too.