The quality of sleep can not only have a huge influence on your day-to-day productivity but also your health in general. Whether you are training for a marathon, trying to lose a few extra pounds or simply enjoy maintaining a health regime, a regular sleeping pattern of six to eight hours a night is an essential part of your well-being. In partnership with Simba Mattress, we champion the idea of better sleep improving your mental health and fitness. As we head into the winter season and millennials according to research remain sleep deprived we highlight some of the benefits of a great sleep in collaboration with The Simba Hybrid® Mattress.
Some of the main reasons twenty-something’s are suffering fatigue stems from some nasty daily habits. Reaching for the caffeine and sugar, the same things you think will give you that boost of energy, ultimately backfire. When your blood-sugar levels fluctuate rapidly, this causes “the crash” feeling. A balanced diet is shown to help you become less tired and healthier overall. Exercise is important too. You may think that this would just make you more tired than you already are, but that is not necessarily the case. The energy you produce when exercising breeds more energy. The trick is planning how to use that energy accordingly. It is important to give your body time to wind down before bed and try to make a weekly workout schedule to stick to.
Dr Neil Stanley shares his advice with us on how sleep is closely linked to health and fitness: “A paper published in 2011 looked at the effects of increased sleep on the performance of a basketball team. The players first maintained their habitual sleep-wake schedule, then extended their sleep times to a minimum of 10 hours in bed each night. After extended sleep, players demonstrated faster sprint times and improved shooting accuracy. They also reported improved overall physical and mental well being during practices and games. Another study noted similar improvements in the performance of a women’s tennis team after an increased sleep time, including faster prints and hit more accurate shots.”
So whether your a buddying Olympic champion or just trying to pull your mind and body together trying to keep fit and the necessary amount of sleep is needed if you want to reach your full potential. Research speculates that sleep-and particularly deep sleep- helps improve your fitness performance because this is the time when growth hormones are released. Let us just say getting into bed and waking up with Simba will improve the body and mind. Both bodies and minds respond well to the routine which will inevitably improve your health and fitness.
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