ZMA Sleep Experiment

A randomized blinded self-experiment of the effects of ZMA (zinc+magnesium+vitamin B6) on my sleep (experiments, biology, statistics, Zeo, R)
created: 13 March 2017; modified: 16 Oct 2017; status: in progress; confidence: possible; importance: 5

Powder City ZMA: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 March 2017 capped 216 (24x9 batches) ZMA pills; capped 240 flour; 2h total capping & cleanup ZMA powder, like magnesium citrate powder, is a pain to cap because it is a fluffy sticky powder which eventually starts to jam the pill machine, requiring it to be washed and thoroughly dried before doing a second batch ~3x1cc scoops per pill starting point: 2x100g Powder City ZMA Powder packages; bought 13 March 2017 during going-out-of-business sale for total $19.27 suggested dose: ~2.5g/day, so 200/2.5=80 doses, or $0.24 per dose contents: - Vitamin B6 as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride: 10.5mg - Magnesium as aspartate: 250mg - Zinc as mono-l-methionine and aspartate: 30mg

I used ZMA on 6 nights before capping, at ~3 scoops per night, so had left 200 - (6*2.5) = 185g of ZMA powder

185g/216 pills = ~0.86g/pill, requiring 3 pills to reach a dose of ~2.57g so at 3 pills per night, 72 nights of ZMA 2017-03-30, 0 2017-03-31, 1 2017-04-01,1 2017-04-02,0 2017-04-03,0 2017-04-04,1 2017-04-05,0 2017-04-06,1 2017-04-07,0 2017-04-08,1 2017-04-09,1 2017-04-10,0 2017-04-11,0 2017-04-12,1 2017-04-13,NA 2017-04-14,NA 2017-04-15,NA 2017-04-16,NA 2017-04-17,NA 2017-04-18,NA 2017-04-19,NA 2017-04-20,NA 2017-04-21,0 2017-04-22,1 2017-04-23,0 2017-04-24,1 2017-04-25,0 2017-04-26,1 2017-04-27,1 2017-04-28,0 2017-04-29,NA 2017-04-30,NA 2017-05-01,0 2017-05-02,1 2017-05-03,0 2017-05-04,1 2017-05-05,0 2017-05-06,1 2017-05-07,1 2017-05-08,0 2017-05-09,1 2017-05-10,0 2017-05-11,1 2017-05-12,0 2017-05-13,0 2017-05-14,1 2017-05-15,0 2017-05-16,1 2017-05-17,1 2017-05-18,0 2017-05-19,NA 2017-05-20,0 2017-05-21,1 2017-05-22,1 2017-05-23,0 2017-05-24,0 2017-05-25,1 2017-05-26,0 2017-05-27,1 2017-05-28,0 2017-05-29,1 2017-05-30,1 2017-05-31,0 2017-06-01,1 2017-06-02,0 2017-06-03,0 2017-06-04,1 2017-06-05,0 2017-06-06,1 2017-06-07,1 2017-06-08,0 2017-06-09,0 2017-06-10,1 2017-06-11,1 2017-06-12,0 2017-06-13,0 2017-06-14,1 2017-06-15,1 2017-06-16,0 2017-06-17,1 2017-06-18,0 2017-06-19,1 2017-06-20,0 2017-06-21,1 2017-06-22,0 2017-06-23,NA 2017-06-24,NA 2017-06-25,NA 2017-06-26,NA 2017-06-27,NA 2017-06-28,NA 2017-06-29,NA 2017-06-30,NA 2017-07-01,NA 2017-07-02,1 2017-07-03,0 2017-07-04,1 2017-07-05,0 2017-07-06,1 2017-07-07,NA 2017-07-08,1 2017-07-09,0 2017-07-10,0 2017-07-11,0 2017-07-12,NA 2017-07-13,NA 2017-07-14,1 2017-07-15,NA 2017-07-16,NA 2017-07-17,NA 2017-07-18,1 2017-07-19,NA 2017-07-20,NA 2017-07-21,0 2017-07-22,NA 2017-07-23,NA 2017-07-24,0 2017-07-25,NA 2017-07-26,1 2017-07-27,1 2017-07-28,NA 2017-07-29,0 2017-07-30,0 2017-07-31,1 2017-08-01,0 2017-08-02,NA 2017-08-03,1 2017-08-04,0 2017-08-05,1 2017-08-06,1 2017-08-07,NA 2017-08-08,0 2017-08-09,0 2017-08-10,1 2017-08-11,NA 2017-08-12,1 2017-08-13,NA 2017-08-14,0 2017-08-15,NA 2017-08-16,1 2017-08-17,0 2017-08-18,NA 2017-08-19,NA 2017-08-20,0 2017-08-21,1 2017-08-22,1 2017-08-23,0 2017-08-24,1 2017-08-25,0 2017-08-26,0 2017-08-27,1 2017-08-28,0 2017-08-29,NA 2017-08-30,NA 2017-08-31,1 2017-09-01,0 2017-09-02,1 2017-09-03,NA 2017-09-04,0 2017-09-05,1 2017-09-06,NA 2017-09-07,NA 2017-09-08,NA 2017-09-09,1 2017-09-10,0 2017-09-11,NA 2017-09-12,NA 2017-09-13,NA 2017-09-14,1 2017-09-15,0 2017-09-16,1 2017-09-17,0 2017-09-18,1 2017-09-19,0 2017-09-20,0 2017-09-21,1 2017-09-22,1 2017-09-23,0 2017-09-24,1 2017-09-25,0 2017-09-26,1 2017-09-27,0 2017-09-28,1 2017-09-29,0 2017-09-30,NA 2017-10-01,NA 2017-10-02,1 2017-10-03,0 2017-10-04,1 2017-10-05,0 2017-10-06,1 2017-10-07,0 2017-10-08,1 2017-10-09,0