I have a question for you. Are you getting enough, good quality, sleep?
For most of us, that answer is sadly no. So much to do. So many things on our minds. Sore bodies and stressful routines don’t help too much either- would I be right there?!
Though many of us let our sleep slip when things get busy, it is in fact one of the most important performance drivers we have available to us in our arsenal. Sleep helps our muscle tissue recover after workouts. Along with our bodies, it also recovers and restores our minds.
What you may not know is that sleep and diet are closely interrelated.
Caffeine is notorious for making it more difficult to fall asleep and eating too close to bedtime can lead to sleep disruptions.
Without enough sleep, people tend to overeat and choose unhealthy foods. Sleep deprivation affects the body’s release of ghrelin and leptin, two neurotransmitters that tell our brain when to consume calories. People who are sleep deprived are more drawn towards high-calorie foods. In fact, chronic sleep loss has been linked to having a larger waist circumference.
And much, much more...
Recently I joined up with sleep expert James Leinhardt from Levitex along with two 4thDiscipline PRO Ironman Triathletes - Laura Siddall and Sabrina Stadelmann to talk more about this topic.
You can catch the free webinar here.
- Why ATHLETES don’t sleep well sometimes
- How training feels the next day after poor sleep
- Mood and emotions with poor sleep
- What is the negative effect from having less sleep - from a nutrition perspective
- How to improve your sleep and positioning with sleep
- How positioning in bed can help with sleep - another piece of the jigsaw
- How to go about optimising nutrition for sleep
Watch it now HERE
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