Why sleep is so important for your training
As a nation, we’re struggling to get enough sleep. According to recent studies the average Briton gets less than 6.5 hours sleep*. One of the many reasons cited for our collective sleep loss is related to technologies, our need to be connected at all times. We also suffer FOMO by sleeping, but studies show that we are missing out on much more by not sleeping. Sleep is one of the most productive and restorative things that we can do for our minds and bodies.
Any successful athlete or coach will tell you that sleep is a vital part of their training plan - they schedule it alongside their toughest training sessions and their most important competitions. Many athletes claim that it could be one of the most important things that they do and there are scientific reasons for this.
When we stress our bodies as we do during a hard training session we become tired and sore which is the body’s way of reminding us that we need to rest. However if we ignore these signs and keep pushing, eventually our athletic performance will suffer. When we rest the body repairs itself and comes back stronger. According to the experts** “…the stress of hard physical training breaks us down and it’s only when we follow stress with rest that adaptation occurs. This is especially true when sleeping, which is a catalyst for physical growth.”
The majority of us are amateur athletes who have to fit our training in around our busy work lives or study. To improve, there is no question that you have to train hard. However, rest must follow this stress if your performance is to get better.
It all sounds so easy, the simple equation of stress + rest = growth. But what happens if you can’t sleep? What happens if you have exams or a busy job and can only fit your training in late at night, leaving you too wired to sleep? Isodiol Sleep Shots or Sleep Caps may help you and they’re natural as they combine the best of science and nature for restful sleep. Each soothing ‘shot’ delivers what you need to rest and wake up ready to take on the day. The shots and caps contain the purest CBD and are 100% THC free and are produced by Isodiol, a global leader and innovator in CDB and makers of Iso-Sport. The products are available exclusively at London Fight Store.