When looking at the development of an athlete we want to look at 4 categories.
We talk about movement and eating habits a lot, but don’t address sleep enough.
Sleep is important. Our body repairs itself while we sleep. You should be getting at least 6-8 hours of quality sleep a night.
Here are some tips on how you can improve your sleep quality:
- No screens an hour before bed. Turn off the tv, tablets, and phones. If this isn’t possible you can get a pair of blue light blocking glasses.
- Go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every day.
- Turn the thermostat down. Studies have shown we have better quality sleep when its cooler. Set your thermostat to 68 or you can purchase a chili pad.
- Keep your room dark. Black out curtains or a sleep mask are good if you have to sleep during the day.
Improve your sleep quality will improve how you move throughout the day.