We all know we should sleep. But why? What consequences are there if we don’t?
- Lack of energy
- Decreased drive
- Health problems
- Decreased immunity
- Decreased testosterone (big time problem for the gains, bros…)
- Increased chance of injury
- poor cognitive function (i.e.. you don’t think good, man)
- lack of weight management
- increased stress levels
- hormonal imbalance
And the list goes on….
I’ve included a sweet little PDF I got from my friends at Precision Nutrition to help you understand how powerful sleep really is. It also gives you strategies to carry forward in increasing your quality of sleep. My favourite night time rituals are unplugging form technology, picking up the journal, scribing some lyrics or my thoughts or my gratitude for the day, grabbing my guitar or practice drumsticks and practicing or just grabbing a book and reading a few chapters while listening to Bach’s Cello Suites. By no means do I have it down perfectly, but each day it gets better and I wake up refreshed and ready to rock!
Hopefully this gives you a different look and you can implement what works for you one day (or better yet, “night”) at a time!
Thanks for the read!