While trying to achieve a more fit and toned body, many people primarily focus on workout routines and supplements and fail to consider another vital component of training... recovery and sleep. Training is the stimulus to which the body adapts, but sufficient rest is essential to allow time for these adaptations to take place.
Without an adequate amount sleep, our minds and bodies are unable to perform at their peak. Sleep influences the immune system, memory storage, attention, hunger, mood, response time, amongst other body functions.
Sleep is a basic need to physical well-being. The main role of sleep is to restore the body’s energy supplies that have been depleted through the day’s activities. Research indicates that people with a very high level of physical and intellectual activity need more sleep to fully recuperate. Adequate sleep allows athletes to perform better and exercise is one of the best ways to achieve healthy sleep.
Here are a few tips to achieve healthy sleep patterns to keep you performing at your peak: