When I spoke with Bioloop co-founder Jason Jin, he said it was hard to isolate this type of experience. It would be better to have alcohol on some nights and not others to compare the data for a better experiment design. These two tools are my go-to tech stack for monitoring my overall health, particularly sleep and how lifestyle interventions can scientifically prove if the intervention was successful. So, telling yourself “Don’t stay awake” over and over is interpreted by your brain as the command to “stay awake”. Because your brain must first of all think about what it is you are telling it not to think about in order to make sure that it’s not thinking about it.