Sleep 101: How does (a lack of) sleep impact performance?

February 10, 2019 Written by

Getting enough quality sleep is often emphasized for competitive athletes to promote physical and mental recovery from rigorous training sessions, minimize the risk of injury, prevent fatigue and boost performance. And losing sleep can directly impact performance, too. The last question we’ll address in our Sleep 101 series is how sleep – or a lack of – can affect your performance in CrossFit or weightlifting as it relates to competitions. How... Read More

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Sleep 101: How do cell phones mess with sleep?

February 8, 2019 Written by

Unless you’ve been asleep the past few years, you’ve probably heard the advice to turn off electronic devices before bedtime. But why? How does the blue light from cell phones actually mess with your sleep? How do cell phones mess with sleep? Snuggling up to your cell phone in bed has been shown to negatively impact sleep. Mostly, this is due to the mental stimulation they lead to. From constantly scrolling through social media or endless emails,... Read More

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Sleep 101: Can you repay “sleep debt?”

February 4, 2019 Written by

If sleep were a credit card company, most of us would be in trouble. Regardless of the cause, sleep debt is the accumulated amount of sleep loss from insufficient sleep. Can you repay “sleep debt?” Whether it’s due to a new Netflix series you can’t stop binging on or extra hours at the office, sacrificing sleep Monday through Friday is something we all do, more often than we’d like to admit. Lose an hour every night and you’re faced with... Read More

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Sleep 101: Should you still workout if you haven’t slept well?

February 2, 2019 Written by

Wondering if you should still workout if you haven’t slept well? We’ll address this question in the second of our Sleep 101 series. Should you workout if you haven’t slept well? Not sure if swapping sleep for exercise is a good idea? The general recommendation above is to get at least seven hours of sleep a night for most adults. But, some studies show that those who exercise during the day, versus those who don’t exercise at... Read More

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Sleep 101: How much sleep do you really need?

January 31, 2019 Written by

So, your training and nutrition are both on point, but you still don’t perform the way you want? Poor recovery  habits, like a lack of sleep, may be to blame. So how much sleep do you need in the first place? In this series, we’ll take a look at some of the most common questions about sleep. How much sleep do you need (really)? Most of us know that getting enough quality rest is important, but, far too few of us actually make shut-eye a priority.... Read More

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