Sleep plays an essential part in maintaining your health and fitness. If you don’t get enough rest or sleep, you will exhaust yourself and waste your time at the gym. TruBe trainer Michael Adu has come up with 5 great tips to help you get those zzz’s!
WHAT SLEEP DOES…
When we get a quality night’s sleep, everything in your body changes. Your hormones, enzymes and chemicals balance out and regulate themselves because the hormones that regulate body composition are also related to sleep. Sleep is your primary source of rebuilding because when you sleep, you are regenerating tissue growth.
Functioning with improper sleep can is like trying to cut down a tree with a blunt blade. It makes our everydays tasks and exercise a lot harder to do due to tiredness. When we sleep, we re-sharpen that blade so that we can become a lot more efficient with what we do internally and externally.
5 TIPS TO TRY AND GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP:
Turn off your phone when you go to sleep and keep four metres away from your head:
Studies have shown that radiation from mobile phones can seriously affect the quality of sleep. If you use your phone for an alarm in the morning, replace it with a digital clock alarm to wake you up in the morning.
Turn off your WIFI at night when you go to sleep:
WIFI also emits a lot of radiation as well as phone signals. As you are not using the WIFI connection at nighttime, it makes good practice to keep your surroundings a radiation free zone for as long as possible every night.
Try adding Epsom Salt (Magnesium Flake) inside a bath for 20-30 minutes:
Magnesium is great for relaxing muscles and to calm the body down.
Turn off all lights in the bedroom and start to use natural lighting when in your house:
Your eyes pick up light, especially artificial light therefore it can sometimes still feel like it’s daylight. Using natural light can start to bring your body clock back into alignment where nighttime or darkness means rest/sleep.
Associate a type or piece of music to relaxation:
When you listen to this music, your body will automatically go into relaxation mode. You can use this in all situations to relax the body and the mind.
By Michael Adu
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