Can cold exposure increase alertness?


Yes, cold exposure can indeed increase alertness. According to , deliberate cold exposure is an effective way to enhance catecholamines such as dopamine and norepinephrine in the system, leading to improved mood, mental acuity, and higher levels of alertness. This effect can greatly benefit individuals in various situations by providing a temporary boost to mental performance 1.

Cold Exposure Benefits

Andrew explains how deliberate cold exposure can increase catecholamines, leading to improvements in mood, mental acuity, and levels of alertness. He also discusses how this type of stress can create a neurochemical milieu that has many health benefits, including the absence of cortisol, leading to eustress.

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Using Deliberate Cold Exposure for Health and Performance | Huberman Lab Podcast #66