Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Wednesday 17 May 2017:

Rest Day

Here are some tips that definitely help with recovery! SLEEP! Try to make your room as dark as possible, so that your body produces more natural melatonin and you have less light to distract your sleeping. This will help you to spend more time in "deep sleep" where your recovery is best. Some things you can try to make your room darker: get blackout curtains to put up over your windows, sleep with a mask, cover up electronics that emit light at night, and the list could continue on.

Aim for 8 hours to start your rest day and to end your rest day. The best way to do this is to set a bed time for yourself and schedule out your day so that all of your household chores and day to day tasks are finished before bed time. It is also beneficial to schedule in some time to wind down. This can be time for meditation, reading, taking an epsom salt bath, and so forth. Doing these types of things at the end of your day can help you fall asleep faster and help with stress management from our hectic lives.

There is a lot of information and options here, but choose what fits best for you and/or your families. Sleep well. Have a good rest day.