THE IMPACT OF SLEEP ON RECOVERY

People often think that they can get by with less sleep than they really need. It’s true that most people feel fine when they’re getting less than the recommended amount of sleep, but it’s not a good idea to skimp on your nightly shut-eye.

Closeup of weightlifter clapping hands before barbell workout at the gym

Sleep is essential for maintaining physical and mental health, as well as overall well-being. Adequate sleep is necessary for repairing and rebuilding muscle tissue, regulating hormones that control appetite and metabolism, producing the necessary cytokines that fight off infection and disease—and more!

Getting enough sleep at night will help you stay healthy, so ensure you get enough rest before hitting the gym.

As a society, we’ve become all too familiar with the effects of sleep deprivation. We know that it can lead to a host of health issues, from weight gain and muscle loss to diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

But what if I told you there was something you could do about it?

Well, there is. And it’s easier than you think.

Here are three strategies for improving your sleep:

  1. Establish a regular sleep schedule: Establishing a regular sleep schedule can help regulate the body’s circadian rhythm, and make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep at night.
  2. Create a sleep-conducive environment: Creating a sleep-conducive environment can help to improve the quality of sleep. This includes keeping the room dark, quiet, and at a comfortable temperature.
  3. Avoid technology before bedtime: The blue light emitted from electronic devices can inhibit the production of melatonin, making it harder to fall asleep. Avoiding technology for at least an hour before bedtime can help to improve sleep.

Sleep is essential for overall health and fitness. A lack of sleep can lead to a variety of health problems, including muscle loss and weight gain. By establishing a regular sleep schedule, creating a sleep-conducive environment, and avoiding technology before bedtime, people can improve their sleep and achieve better overall health and fitness.

If that doesn’t work, try having two kids, being a full-time business owner, waking up at 4 am every day, and by the time 8 pm rolls around you won’t be able to keep your eyes open! (not really a suggestion😆)

Or you can contact us to get started on a proper plan! A coach can help you take actionable steps to see results. <–actual advice!

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