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Improving The Quality Of Your Sleep

If you are one of our clients you'll know we continually drill the importance of sleep, in terms of quantity and quality. Sleep plays a big role in recovery which is one of the 3 Pillars of Strength we preach. If you do struggle with quality of sleep, try some of the following: 👉 Stick to a consistent sleep schedule: Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends. 👉 Create a relaxing sleep environment: Make sure your bedroom is cool, dark, and quiet. Use comfortable bedding and consider using blackout curtains or earplugs if necessary. 👉 Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol: These substances can disrupt sleep, so it's best to avoid them, especially close to bedtime. 👉 Exercise regularly: Regular physical activity can help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. However, avoid exercising too close to bedtime as it can cause over stimulation. 👉 Limit daytime naps: Long daytime naps can interfere with nighttime sleep, so try to limit them to 30 minutes or less. 👉 Practice relaxation techniques: Techniques such as deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and meditation can help you relax and fall asleep easier. 👉 Avoid electronic devices before bed: The blue light emitted by electronic devices can suppress melatonin production and interfere with sleep. Avoid using electronic devices for at least an hour before bed. 👉 Manage stress: Stress can interfere with sleep, so try to manage it through relaxation techniques, exercise, or therapy. 👉 Consider talking to your doctor: If you're still having trouble sleeping, talk to your doctor. They may be able to help you identify underlying medical conditions or prescribe medication to improve sleep. Some or all of these ideas may work for you. Give them a go!

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