For years, the conceptions were all over the place of what sleep does and what it can do to one’s body. A relatively young science, modern technology nowadays allows us to get a sneak peek into what the brain does in order to sort the non-wanted information and what will be stored for future reference.
We all know that bridging the gap to end a day in a less stressful situation and attack the following day with zest and focus revolves around setting yourself up for a good night’s sleep is part of your evening or shut-down routine. After all, nobody has seen any benefits of a bad night of slumber and being productive on all cylinders.
If we agree with some of the online channels out there, good health is connected to regular movement and a balanced diet; sleep has not yet entered the stage for those not putting a period of shut-eyes atop their priority list. However, the proof is now out there; sleep has overtaken nutrition and movement as the primary fuel source that boosts recovery.
Upholding a few simple principles consistently, optimising your sleep through adhering to your personal circadian rhythm (your internal body clock) is something that does not need the requirement of over-the-counter supplements, such as melatonin, or expensive light tools to cast away into dreamland effortlessly.
What we are trying to explain is that proper sleep is not rocket science. The measures of a good night remain unchanged since the dawn of time. Our internal clockwork has evolved throughout the centuries; it is our environment that has rapidly changed and has played a crucial role in how we perceive sleep and the effects it has on our body.
Performance and energy management are tightly connected to the art of proper sleep. This also includes picking the right time of the day when hitting the Aspire studio floor for a 1-hour workout with one of our coaches. If sleep eluded you the night before, we all know that this may affect your sessions so check in with yourself before getting a move on. Our coaches are more than happy to adjust your programme to match with your energy levels.
If you feel your progress on any health level is affected, it may be wise to check in with your sleep habits, your evening and morning routine, and your direct environment.