Are you a lark or an owl?
Our day time performance and effectiveness relies on quality, structured and regular sleep, and we each have a different rhythm.
One tip is to aim for a regular disciplined 7-8 hours a night. Sleeping and waking at the same time every day can help lay down a good foundation for sleep.
Sleeping too little (5-6 hours) or too much (>9 hours) has a negative impact on health and mortality.
Find your rhythm and keep to a regular sleep/wake cycle to feel the best performance benefits.
Disconnect from devices that keep you awake (cell phone, lap tops) 90 minutes before bed in order to prepare for better quality sleep.
Human need sleep so be humble and sort your sleep cycle out.
Deborah McTaggart is a registered nutritionist practising in Barnes, South West London, and global via Skype and Zoom. Deborah has a special interest in high energy demand, high performance, travel health, stress and sport recovery and performance for the busy professional, frequent traveller and recreational athlete.
Deborah works as a Consultant with The Resilience Institute, UK who work with global leadership to sustain high performance and long term health resilience. Contact me here for further information on improving your sleep, eating healthy for busy people and improving your health.