Are You Waking Up Feeling Rested?

Rest and more specifically sleep is an important aspect in anyones fitness journey. It is during this time that your muscles are rebuilding and your body is recharging. Without (enough of) it not only will your workouts be sluggish, but there will be little to no chance of you achieving your fitness goals. At the same time, studies have shown that too much sleep can become counterproductive to ones fitness goals. So how much sleep should we be getting each night? In her article, “How Much Sleep is Too Much Sleep” Julia Malacoff explains that trial and error may be best practice in attempt to figure out how many hours of shuteye is most beneficial for you:

“If you’re not sure whether you’re getting adequate shuteye or are potentially overdoing it, pay attention to how you feel when you wake up. This factor, according to Redline, is generally a good indicator. “You should feel refreshed when waking up,” she says. If you can’t seem to get enough sleep, no matter how much time you spend in bed, she recommends checking in with your healthcare provider, as it might not be as simple as just oversleeping. “While you may be spending too much time in bed, it is more likely that a sleep disorder is interfering with your sleep quality — triggering you to spend more time in bed despite not getting the restorative benefits of good sleep quality.””

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.