Learn Optimal Sleep to Improve Your Health, Energy, and Mind
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Learn Optimal Sleep to Improve Your Health, Energy, and Mind

Improve your health, mind, and energy by mastering sleep with this master guide. Includes nutrition and stress tips too.
4.0 (507 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
22,554 students enrolled
Created by Scott Britton
Last updated 7/2015
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
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  • 7 Supplemental Resources
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  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • In this course you will learn the foundations of how to get quality sleep. This course will cover all the principal components of how to tailor your lifestyle to achieve optimal sleep.
  • You will learn specific practices that relate to diet, exercise, morning and evening habits, and environment design that will aid you in your sleep.
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  • No pre-requisite knowledge or materials required

**UPDATED DECEMBER 2016** Called "the most informative and practical course on SLEEP on Udemy"

Do you wish you had BOUNDLESS ENERGY?

Do you wish you had more time to be productive and do the things you love?

Are you curious about those people who seem to operate on far less sleep, but are still somehow able to be incredibly productive?????

Ummmm yeah..

Then join more than 8000+ people who've taken this course and gotten hours more waking time each week, while having more energy each day.

The Magical Tale of This Class (and my sleep hacking adventure)

I used to spend an average of 7.5-8 hours a night sleeping....

Even though by medical standards this was classified as a sufficient amount, I still found myself tired at times (ARGHH). I was frustrated which is why I started to study and experiment with sleep.

Through countless self-experimentations and optimizations over the past year, I've cut down my sleep time down to about 6 hours of sleep and have never had more energy. If you compound this difference over the course of a year, that's more than 4 weeks of additional waking time THAT I GET TO SPEND DOING THINGS I LOVE.

Does 4 additional weeks this year sound interesting to you? How would you spend them?

I wanted to save everyone interested in having more time and energy the countless hours and mistakes I made so I decided to create a brief presentation on it to share with friends. Turns out some really interesting people thought it was pretty good:

"Good overview for my friends who have sleep difficulty" -Reid Hoffman, Founder of LinkedIn

"Some novel ideas here, on getting a better night's sleep" -Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn

Don't believe me? See proof here!

The funny thing was I had only scratched the surface of what I'd learned in that presentation. So I decided to do a small private class to test out amongst some people who'd indicated interest. This is what they said:

"Over the course of the seven days, my sleep improved from four to five hours of actual sleep time during my eight and half hours in bed, to just over seven hours asleep! Scott, thank you, thank you, thank you for presenting this information in a succinct, informative matter" - Dana M

"Scott provides a clear and applicable path towards a better sleep cycle. My habits have drastically changed" -Sean C

"Good class to take if you are having trouble regulating your sleep. I feel more energy and less anxious since I am better rested and prepared for a long day. I didn't realize sleep could have such an affect. Scott s lessons are quick and easy to follow. All information is practical. Your body will thank you for it." -Aishwarya N

I took the information and feedback from this class and expanded upon it to deliver the ultimate premium class here....

In this course you'll learn:

  • How to achieve a quality sleep so you can actually feel rested
  • A bunch of simple (and weird!) stuff you can do with light to have higher energy and better sleep
  • How alter your activeness, consumption, environment to achieve quality sleep
  • The best ways to fall asleep, nap, and prevent yourself from waking up 6x a night (THE WORST)
  • A blueprint to take action on everything I'll teach you so that you'll be sleep-hacking in no time!

The class is delivered in easy to follow video modules, and also includes PDF versions so you can go at your own speed if you prefer.

No matter who you are, I guarantee you'll learn at least one thing from this class (see the testimonials above for proof). Note* if you're a chronic insomniac you should seek some professional guidance instead of going to Udemy. Also, if you've been studying polyphasic sleep for centuries, you'll probably know a lot of this - managing expectations here peeps!

I will personally respond to any questions you may have as you go through the material so there's no worry if you're not sure how to take all of the information and apply it to your life. So sign up now!

Talk soon,

Scott Britton

P.S. The $49 price is an initial offering to build the students and positive reviews.

I believe getting days of your life back is worth far more than 3 DVDs so I plan on raising the price in the near future. If you want to take advantage of the initial price, I'd sign up sooner than later (Like now!)

Who is the target audience?
  • People who don't have a comprehensive understanding of how to achieve optimal sleep.
  • People interested in getting more energy and time back.
  • This course will be less valuable for people who are already very well read and practiced in how to optimize their sleep.
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Curriculum For This Course
37 Lectures
Sleep Hacking Primer: Key Sleep Fundamentals
4 Lectures 13:53
This introductory lecture describes the stages of the 5 stages of the sleep cycle.
Preview 08:30

Introduce Yourself!

Have you ever heard that you sleep cycle last 90 minutes? That's just not true. In this lecture we discuss why and what the implications are for people looking to optimize their sleep and wake up.
Preview 02:05
Fundamental Deep Sleep Variables
4 Lectures 09:19
This lecture provides an introduction into the 3 main deep sleep variables: Body temperature, light exposure, and consumption all play critical roles into our ability to get quality sleep.
An Overview of the Big 3

This lecture outlines how our body temperature fluctuates and what the implications of that are for achieving deep sleep.
Body Temperature

This lecture discusses how light exposure effects your sleep.
Light Exposure

This lecture briefly explains how the food we put into our body effects our sleep quality. We go into more specifics in a later lecture.

Drilling into Exercise, Consistency, and Light Exposure
4 Lectures 17:57
This lecture outlines the importance of exercise on sleep quality. Exercise's effect on our energy levels and body temperature are covered. I also provide insight into the amount of exercise you should strive for as well as when the optimal time to exercise within the framework of achieving deep sleep is.
Preview 06:52

This lecture explains the importance of keeping a consistent sleep schedule. We go into the specifics of why that is as well as what you can do to improve it.
Consistency (Weekend Hero Version)

This lecture explains why it's important to get light exposure during the day with a specific emphasis on how it effects our hormones and body temperature.
Optimizing Light Exposure During the Day

This lecture explains why its best to stay away from high intensity light exposure in the evening. It also provides some excellent ways to overcome this challenge and deal with the pitfalls of using electronics late in the evening.
Preview 03:14
Digging into Consumption + Sleep
5 Lectures 15:50
This lecture explains how the consumption of stimulants effects your sleep. We go into specific examples of what to avoid as well as when to consume them if you do plan on consuming stimulants.
A Primer on Stimulants

This lecture explains the mal-effects of drinking alcohol on your sleep. It also provides some ways to mitigate the damage if you do plan on consuming alcohol.
The Effects of Alcohol and How to Mitigate Consequences

Hydration is a key element to a high quality sleep. This lecture explains why as well as how much water you should aim to consume on a daily basis.
The Importance of Hydration

The food which we put into our bodies has a direct effect on our digestive processes which directly effect the quality of our sleep. This lecture covers this and provides specific insight into which types of food to avoid.
Good Food, Good Sleep

This lecture discusses the challenges of sleeping aids. If you've ever taken these and or relied upon them, you'll definitely be interested in watching this lecture.
Sleeping Aids
Sleep Environment and Best Practices
5 Lectures 11:13
This lecture outlines the implications of the temperature in your sleeping quarters as well as provides advice on what the ideal sleep temperature should be.
The Perfect Sleep Temperature

Noise has the ability to disturb our sleeping patterns and habits. This lecture provides actionable strategies to overcome this challenge so you can achieve a deep and restorative sleep.
Overcoming Noise

The activities you perform in your bed have important implications for your ability to fall asleep easily. This lecture focuses on this and outlines why this is the case.
Your Bed Is Your Sanctuary

This lecture reviews why breathing is such an important part of sleeping a full night's through. It also talks about why it's always optimal to breath through your nose and some aids you can use to achieve this.
Preview 03:29

Our sleep posture can effect sleep because it can put stress on our vital organs. This lecture outlines this as well as provides insight into the ideal sleep postures.
Sleep Posture
Waking Up, Napping, And Falling Asleep
3 Lectures 15:45
Ever gotten a great sleep, but wake up groggy? This lecture explains why this happens and provides actionable advice and tools to make sure this doesn't happen.
Key to Feeling Great After You Wake

If you've ever had trouble falling asleep this lecture is for you. In this lecture, I provide actionable strategies to overcome and preempt restlessness.
Falling Asleep and Combatting Restlessness

Power naps can be one of the most energizing activities out there. This lecture discusses the benefits of power naps and how to take them effectively.
Napping: What You Need to Know
Conclusion and Next Steps
5 Lectures 20:55
This lecture outlines the high level takeaways of sleep quality vs. quantity and I share my personal results putting these into practice.
Key Takeaways and Personal Results

This lecture serves to summarize all the ley concepts in the course as well as review the most pertinent points from each module.
Core Content Summary

At this point, you've gotten a ton of information on how to optimize your sleep so that you can be more restored and energized then ever! This lecture describes how you can take this information and apply it to your own life in a systematic way so that you can spend less time in bed and have more energy.
Putting this Into Action

Complete this worksheet in order to identify which habits you'd like to change as well as which ones will be easiest to accomplish. You should start by picking 1-2 habits and building on top of these once these become a regular part of your life.
Your Sleep Hacking Worksheet (blank)

This is an example Worksheet filled out so that you can get an idea of how to properly fill out your own worksheet should you have trouble.
Filled In Example Sleep Hacking Worksheet
PDF Versions of Each Module
7 Lectures 00:00
This is a downloadable PDF of section 1.
Sleep Hacking Primer: Key Sleep Fundamentals PDF
22 pages

This is a downloadable PDF of section 2.
Fundamental Deep Sleep Variables PDF
13 pages

This is a downloadable PDF of section 3.
Drilling into Exercise, Consistency, and Light Exposure PDF
39 pages

This is a downloadable PDF of section 4.
Digging into Consumption & Sleep PDF
28 pages

This is a downloadable PDF of section 5.
Sleep Environment and Best Sleep Practices
26 pages

Waking Up, Napping, and Falling Asleep
20 pages

This is a downloadable PDF of section 7.
Next Steps PDF
10 pages
About the Instructor
Scott Britton
4.2 Average rating
2,698 Reviews
74,093 Students
9 Courses
Co-Founder at Troops

I'm Scott Britton. I'm currently a software entrepreneur at Troops.ai, a venture backed Saas startup that was named one of the top 100 startups in NYC in 2016. Before this I was a business development executive at SinglePlatform, a company acquired by Constant Contact for 100 million dollars. I also maintain a personal site called Life-LongLearner which publishes content to 20k subscribers weekly on sales and marketing.

I'm passionate about personal development, marketing, and travel. I've taught over 50,000 students online and been featured in Lifehacker, The Next Web, and Business Insider as one of the top 25 rising stars in New York Tech Under 25.