Get In Better Shape Through Better Sleep
Article by Paleo Forever
When it comes to getting in better shape, you have countless options as far as methods go. Of course, it usually takes a combination of several in order to get the job done. For example, if you’re not getting enough quality sleep on a regular basis, you simply won’t lose as much weight or gain as much muscle as you otherwise could. Your body will be too stressed to do it.
In order to get enough quality sleep, it’s important to understand it might happen in phases. Most people are actually designed to sleep twice throughout the day. You’ll knock out the bulk of your sleep at once, wake up for an hour or two and then add a couple more at the back end. So give yourself enough time to allow this to happen naturally.
Next, be sure you’re room is perfect for sleeping. When you go to bed, the room needs to be completely dark. There should be no signs of light whatsoever, and that includes electronic devices. So remove or cover them as necessary.
The room should only be used for sleep and sex too. Your body can actually become confused if you use your bedroom for much else—especially watching TV. Keep that to another room in the house.
Also, get a schedule going and then stick to it as much as possible. Stay away from large meals or stimulants near bedtime so it’s easier for you to fall asleep and stick to it.