The better, and faster, we recover, the sooner we can continue to train. And, we recover when we sleep, particularly when we experience “deep” sleep. That’s when the muscles are repaired.
The above video highlighted several sleep positions that have interfered with my sleep. For the past week, I made a simple adjustment to ensure I sleep either on my back or side. I put a pillow at my side under the covers. The pillow stopped any turning onto my stomach, and provided support for my leg when on my site.
The result is remarkable. I awake without neck or back soreness. And, I sleep longer, and more soundly averaging 9:20 hours of sleep per night, with 4:22 hours of “deep” sleep.
Are you getting the sleep you need?
I sleep with a body pillow.
I may give that a try.
There is a two sided pillow (looks like two triangles connected by a cloth in the middle to keep you in one position. As for me, what I need is that pillow that always stays cold. I have been told that while sleeping I turn the pillow around.
For me, cutting out sugars makes all the difference with sleep as well.
I’ve heard that. I’m vegan and don’t cook with any sugar and very careful with the ingredients but will be even more vigilant.
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