The time you choose to NuCalm depends on a variety of things. Your lifestyle and daily schedule is something to take into consideration, as well as how you feel on a given day and what you are hoping to gain from your NuCalm session.
For people who have busy schedules, morning NuCalm sessions are often an opportune time and may be the best way to form a habit. Set your alarm for 30min before your regularly scheduled time. As most of us do not get a full eight hours of sleep or great quality sleep, this morning session will help finish off what your sleep didn’t. NuCalm will give you a more energized and focused start to your day. However, first thing in the morning your body fires a lot of cortisol and adrenaline so you may have a difficult time going into a very deep state. If your mind wanders or races this is okay, your body is still getting all the benefits of deep restoration.
Ideally, the best time to NuCalm is during that afternoon “lull,” where your body naturally feels tired. At this time you will be able to go into a much deeper meditative state, just on the verge of sleep. Instead of a nap, or coffee, or sugar, try NuCalm, for a more restorative and effective solution. If you can go to your natural endpoint, that's fantastic, if not a minimum 20-minute Power Nap will give you the "pick-me-up" you need.
Bedtime or middle of the night:
Some people also do like to do NuCalm right before bed or in the middle of the night, if they are having a hard time falling asleep or back asleep. NuCalm isn't intended as a sleep aid, but since it can clear away racing thoughts brought on by stress, prepare the body for sleep and recovery, and guide the brainwaves down to the verge of sleep, it can help people fall asleep more seamlessly. If you're doing NuCalm to help you get to sleep - stick to the Recovery or Relax tracks.
We usually recommend that people avoid late evening sessions or sessions ~3-4 hours before bed. The NuCalm will leave you feeling energized so doing an evening session then stimulating your brain with activity or food may make it difficult to fall asleep. This being said, you may have a deadline or need to pull a late night every once in a while, and the 20 minute Power Nap is these cases will keep you focused and awake longer.