Did you know that the quality and amount of sleep you get plays an important role in your training performance and results? When we sleep, we allow our body to recover, enabling us to replace, repair and rebuild – all of which are needed for optimal progress in the gym.
So, what can you do to make sure you’re getting the best sleep possible? Here are our 5 Top Tips for Better Sleep!
- Implement a pre-sleep routine
A pre-sleep routine can help relax your mind and body, setting you up for a great night’s sleep. Techniques can include a warm shower or bath, listening to relaxing music or guided meditation, breathing exercises and limiting screen time before sleep. Finding what combination works for you and consistently applying it will help you wind down at the end of a busy day, resulting in better quality sleep.
- Have a regular sleep pattern
Try to go to bed and wake up at a similar time each day. A consistent sleep pattern will “train” you to fall asleep and wake up more easily.
- Improve your sleep environment
Remove the television, telephone and any other devices from the bedroom. This reinforces the idea that this room is meant for sleeping. An ideal environment is quiet, dark, and relatively cool, with a comfortable bed and minimal clutter.
- Limit caffeine late in the day
That 3pm coffee can have a big impact on your ability to get a good night’s sleep. By limiting your caffeine intake late in the day, you might find it easier to fall and maintain sleep. Try a relaxing chamomile or lavender tea if you’re looking for a warm drink replacement.
- Increase your magnesium intake
Magnesium is an essential mineral and is involved a range of body functions affecting the health of our bones, muscles, heart and brain. The right magnesium formula can promote relaxation, fight the effects of stress and improve restful sleep. Introducing a supplement like Trilogy Nutrition’s GABAMag – which features a combination of three different forms of magnesium to help absorption and utilisation in the body – is a great way to improve your sleep and training results!
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