Pretty basic question, but I don’t think the Getting Started quite covers it.
Let’s say you want to test what an intervention (like eating kiwis or taking a pill) does to your sleep. You’ve got your lifestyle mostly constant (thanks Covid), now you just need to schedule the intervention. Blinding yourself is impossible (fake kiwis anyone?).
What are the pros and cos of,
- test the intervention Every Other Day
- test the intervention one week on, one week off
These two frequencies were chose to overlap with common human activity rhythms. Might there be better ones?
I’m thinking that EOD might be confused by other factors, such going to the gym every other day. On the other hand, testing the intervention for a week straight on, might lead to tolerance effects.
I’ve mostly used “always off, then months on” frequencies. Anyone suggestions?