Sleep is my number starting place for recovery and improving health and performance.
Having optimal sleep has been shown to increase energy, increase creativity, reduce brain fog, reduce fatigue, increase sex drive, increased workout performance, improve immune function (less illness) decrease over eating and body weight. These is lots of research that links weight gain with lack of sleep.
If your are looking to 🔹️Increase fitness or strength
🔹️Decrease body weight
🔹️Improve work performance
🔹️ get more out of life, then sleep.
Here are some tips for better sleep 🔹️if you have stress, be it digestional (gut issues) work, relationship, financial, family, please start addressing these. Stress is a sleep killer.
🔹️get regular exercise
🔹️Set a night routine, cool room 16-18 degrees, same bed time (10pm is a great time for us)
🔹️use a relaxing routine such as box breathing and Valerian tea. (While chamomile is popular for sleep there's a stronger option, valerian tea)
🔹️take a magnesium supplement
🔹️reduce screen time before bed, the blue light and excitement can keep you awake longer.
🔹️Use light red at night, salt lamp at night to read.
🔹️during the day get some blue light, that means uv in eyes, take your glasses/sun glasses off
🔹️spend time in nature 🔹️ practice evening gratitudes (look this up!)
🔹️keep a pen and paper next to your bed so you can write things down if they come into your mind then go to sleep again.
Try some of these and find what works for you.
Happy sleeping 🙂
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