hey virtualcyber, I have been using your alcar/l-theanine protocal for 3wks now. I take 1g of alcar and 700mg of l-theanine around 9pm every night on an empty stomach. I usually fall asleep at 10:30 or 110pm and now I get up around 4:30-50am feeling great and well rested with as little as 5-6hrs of sleep per night. Before this I requiered 8-10hrs to feel rested. Thank you. This supplement really works wonders!!!!!!