When you sleep, your body rests and repairs itself. You replenish your energy stores, repair any broken down muscle tissue (important for those training hard for sports performance and endurance races), and your hormones level out. When you’re consistently sleeping poorly, your body can actually decline in strength and start to break down. Your body can also produce more stress hormones which we all know we could do without. Like we need more stress on our bodies…
So many people strive to be “fit” and “healthy” but the most popular goals of those hitting the gyms are the following; decreasing body fat, increasing visable muscle tone, and increasing their performance. They wanna know about higher numbers on the weight stack, faster times, and lower numbers on the scales. And they’re willing to do a lot of work to get there… in the gym. But they miss out on a BIG chunk of their health: getting adequate sleep. And don’t even get me started on those peeps that keep pounding these energy shots with 6 times the normal amount of caffeine to “feel better”, “workout harder” and “have more energy”. GET MORE SLEEP! Better Sleep! But how do you know how well you’re sleeping?
I’ve got a great app that helps to track your sleep quality/quantity to give you a better understanding of your sleep patterns and therefore a better handle on your sleep quality.
but have just started using it consistently. And I dig it.
(You could say it’s my new jam)
First, you let it know what time you need to wake up:
(Not feeling like ass is worth the $.99 this app costs)
And it charts it all out for you.
You can see how you’ve done over the past few nights/weeks.
Sorry, couldn’t rotate this one. Head tilt!
You never know, you may feel so good you’ll wanna
go bust out some yoga splits on a mountain top somewhere.
Or just not feel like ass.