When’s the last time you had a solid night of sleep? People who work out like we do often put too much emphasis on the active component of training, aka “The WODs”. While those are an integral part of fitness, and equally important component is sleep. Sleep is absolutely responsible for repairing & supporting your neurological performance, endocrine balance, immune system functioning, and musculoskeletal system. Sleep improves your cognition, memory, and athletic performance. While sleep deprivation leads to poor health (diabetes, obesity, increased mortality), decreases in cognition, memory, and mood. For “The Definitive Guide to Sleep” visit Mark’s Daily Apple.
Tips for better sleep:
- Eat a light dinner: sleep with a full stomach can decrease sleep quality
- Ideal Room temp – 60 degrees: Grab some blankets
- Assure yourself you’ll wake up on time: Just give yourself a quick reminder of when you want to wake up. Think of the numbers on the clock.
- Turn off the TV: The light from the TV can be to stimulating before sleep
- WorkOut: Done and Done
- Enforce a strict bedtime: Develop a pattern
Any other sleep tips you guys have to share? Leave a comment!
WOD: 5 rounds for time
- 4 Hang Power Cleans
- 8 Kettle Bell Swings
- 12 Toes to Bar
- HPC# & KB#
- Level III: 135/75 & 70/53 Toes to Bar
- Level II: 95/55 & 53/35 Knees to Elbows
- Level I: 75/35 & 35/20 Knees to Chest