Lesson 12.2 Sleep Week
Sleep is a skill
- 10 hours before bed – No more caffeine.
- 3 hours before bed – No more food or alcohol.
- 2 hours before bed – No more work.
- 1 hour before bed – No more screen time (turn off all phones, TV’s and computers).
- 0 – The number of times you will hit the snooze button in the morning.
Fun Fact: Going 24 hours without sleep is similar to performing with a blood alcohol level of 0.10%
Habits to Improve Sleep
- Consistency: Keep a relatively consistent bedtime and wake time, including weekends.
- Light: Keep the bedroom extremely dark, to tell the body’s light-sensitive clock that it’s time to sleep.
- Noise: Keep the bedroom extremely quiet or use a white noise generator (such as a fan).
- Relaxation/routine: Develop a pre-bed routine that is relaxing and familiar. Television, work, computer use, movies and deep/stressful discussions late at night can disrupt sleep.
- Temperature: Keep a slightly cool temperature in the room, between 66-72 F or 18-22 C.
- Stimulants: Eliminate stimulants like caffeine/nicotine, especially later in the day.
- Exercise: It’s not only good for a tight butt and big guns, it can help improve sleep.
- Fullness: Eating a dinner that makes you overly full can disturb sleep.
Tips for falling asleep
- Read a book before bedtime (unless you've been studying), not digital, but actual books. Digital screens even lights produce a blue light that stimulates the brain.
- Fall asleep listing to audiobooks audible.com. It’s like someone reading me a bedtime story.
- Block out as much light as possible with curtains or by wearing an eye mask.
- Sleep in quiet areas or wear ear plugs. Sometimes an air conditioner or fan provides some nice white noise.
- Power Nap - 20 Minutes - recharges battery
- Z-12 Supplement for deep sleep
- Melatonin Supplement
- Calming Teas (Caffeine-free)
- Epsom Salt Baths
Romanian Deadlift (RDL)
Single Leg Deadlift
Reverse-Grip Lat Pulldown
DB Reverse Fly