5 Tips for Better Sleep

by Dr. Matt Fontaine

5 Tips for Better Sleep

In my last post I introduced this series on the Pillars to Better Health & Fitness and Becoming a Better Human.

I promised that over the next few weeks I would be sharing some of the expertise from leading experts in the field of Health & Fitness focused on developing a movement practice, the importance of integrated training, fueling(nutrition) and recovery.  We are going to focus on durability and how we can best develop it.  Coach Mark Divine, founder of SEALFIT talks about the Three Pillars to Longevity:  fueling, recovery and integrated training.

I wanted to start off the new year with the next article in this series on Recovery and the importance of sleep.

I can’t cover it any better than Dr. Kirk Parsley does here at docparsley.com

http://www.docparsley.com/2016/05/sleep-basics-101/ 

Check out Supercharging Your Sleep with Dr. Kirk Parsley on the Unbeatable Mind Podcast with coach Mark Divine

In this Podcast, Dr. Kirk Parsley talks about the importance of sleep, including:

  • Research studies have shown that getting less than 6 hours of sleep actually causes blood sugar issues and other hormonal dysfunctions similar to diabetic levels.
  • How inadequate sleep causes immune system compromise
  • How inadequate sleep can lead to overtraining and poor performance.
  • How staying up just one extra hour at night to get work done can actually decrease your work production the following day.
  • How to develop good sleep hygiene habits such as:
  • Making your room “under the ship at night dark”.
  • Optimal sleeping room temperature is 68 degrees F.
  • Turning off all electronics 1-2 hours before going to bed.
  • How keeping your mobile devices in your room can actually compromise your ability to get quality sleep.
  • And much much more.