High quality sleep balances the functioning of your metabolism, decreases inflammation in the body, improves stress response and glucose tolerance (less cravings!)
Remember that one hour of sleep less or more will make a huge difference to your next 16 hours performance and cuteness 🙂
Your mental health, beauty, hormonal balance, regeneration and mood are dependent on high quality sleep. Without it, even the best diet and training plan won’t deliver the results.
Before you think about more fancy biohacking ideas, let’s cover the basics of the healthy sleep. Without this foundation no advanced methods will be working. As always my slogan works here: “The better the basics, the better the progress”.
blue light 1 – 2 h before going to sleep
heavy meals and alcohol 2 – 3 h before going to sleep
avoid exciting news, movies, phone calls, arguments or even reads, before you hit the pillow
In the bedroom:
ventilate before going to bed
turn down the temperature 18 – 20 degrees Celsius
let the darkness rule in your room
go for a short walk
take a warm bath for relaxation or take a cold shower – individual reaction
find the best breathing technique for you, just as few minutes is enough
consider taking a magnesium supplement 1 to 2 hours before going to sleep
Have a relaxing downtime – aromatherapy, non-exciting reads, favorite music, board games or hugs with your close ones; anything what boosts your serotonin level
Coach Lucy PhD
Disclaimer: prior to introducing any changes to your diet or lifestyle consult it with a physician.