UPC’s “BioHack Your Humidifier”: with Chamomile Tea Mist
I hope you all enjoy the occasional break from my recipe development and sharing! Some of my more popular non-recipe posts have included my Race posts: The 5th Avenue Mile, and the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K. Let’s not forget, of course, The Bacon Project and The Egg Project, both of which have generated more comment activity than any other post! Obviously, if comments are a measure of success, those have been very successful posts! Today I’m going to share another kind of post: BioHacking.
You can find the basics here at Biohacking 101: http://biohackyourself.com/biohacking-101/. The whole idea of BioHacking is a fantastic idea to me! There are all sorts of ways that we can improve our everyday lives, possibly immensely, using just our determination, our knowledge of ourselves and our bodies, and the technology which is already available to us! I love tinkering, probably more than most. And the idea that I can tinker with my environment a bit to make my life better, healthier, and more effectively enjoyable is an exciting one!
Today’s BioHack is astonishingly simple. It’s a little bit embarrassing, in fact, that I didn’t think of it sooner! My wife was having a touch of the throat-clearing, post-nasal-drip stuff that interferes with sleep. It’s one of those self-perpetuating cycles: You lose sleep, the problem gets worse, so you lose sleep. She has always had great results, when this comes around, with slowly drinking a chamomile tea right before bed. Part of that is the relaxation that drinking tea brings. Part of it is likely the chamomile itself, both being ingested, and the vapor from the tea.
Well, a few nights ago I realized that I could give her that tea vapor all night long!
All you need is:
- A quiet dehumidifier
- Some organic chamomile tea
It’s easy to do!
1. Just carefully suspend the tea bag above the mist generator.
2. Put the top on the humidifier so that the top holds the tea bag in place
3. Let the humidifier do it’s magic!
Needless to say, she got perhaps the best night of sleep of her whole life. It was incredibly effective!
- Do you BioHack your life?
- What kinds of simple innovative ideas have you come up with that use existing technology to make your life better?