Your Health & Sleep

Screen time prior to sleeping prevents your brain from shutting off and results in you loosing out on sweet, precious sleep! The blue light increases your brains activity causing neurons to race and prevents you from entering your sleep state.

Our brain naturally creates the hormone Melatonin which is responsible for regulating the sleep-wake cycle. If you’re spending to much time on devices before bed it can affect your Melatonin production- which is telling your body that you are not ready for rest. (even if you are!)

Here are some tips to help you get a better night’s rest!

Make sure you’re getting a minimum of 6 hours of sleep – Research has shown that getting less than 6 hours of sleep a night can be detrimental to your longevity in life. Not only will lack of sleep help out with your longevity, it will also help you get better results from your training. Make sleep a priority!

“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 3 adults do not get their recommended hours of sleep each night. To promote optimal health and well-being, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society recommend that adults should sleep for at least 7 hours per night regularly.” – Medical News Today

Eliminate “Screen Time” 30-60 minutes before bed- This is probably going to be a challenge! But do not back down! Each time you reach for your phone while trying to fall asleep think about how blue light from the screens mimics daylight and stimulates you, and you can wake up feeling tired, anxious, and stressed.

Use a Sleep App – Introducing a sleep app to your routine may help you achieve those hours of slumber you’ve been missing out on. From calming nature sounds to tracking your tossing and turning- there is an app out there for you! So do some research and start sleeping better tonight!

“Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke.” ,