When I ask athletes about their sleep patterns, the most common answer is that they struggle to get to sleep and struggle to wake up.
It is important to take your lifestyle choices into account when assessing your sleep quality because ultimately it does affect the way you perform on a daily basis and can impact on your muscular and mental health.
A lack of sleep and/ or rest can be the difference between finishing first or second in a race.
A lack of sleep/ rest can affect the quality of the pass you make in a game of Football or Rugby so it is important that we take measures to maximise our sleep quality, so here are 6 top tips to do just that;
1.Go to get at the same time every night and get into a consistent routine that your body will adjust to.
2.Sleep in a cool room as by decreasing body temperature and regulating room temperature can create an environment to get a better nights sleep.
3.Take Magnesium which is a mineral that helps to re-establish adrenal health through the connection between cortisol and insulin.
4.Eat better and get a good balance of essential vitamins and minerals into the body.
5.Write down any worries you may have and also write a task list of things that you need to do tomorrow.
6.Don’t force sleep. If you are not feeling tired then find something that relaxes you and return to bed when you are more tired.