WHAT IS SLEEP HYGIENE?
When you hear the phrase sleep hygiene, you may think that someone is calling your evening cleansing regime into question…
Not so folks. Sleep hygiene is the routine that you go through in the evening to prepare your brain and body to switch from day time to night time. More specifically, sleep hygiene helps your body transition from functioning mode to recovery mode.
From a fitness perspective, your recovery is vital in maximising your training. Through effective recovery, all the elements required in achieving results operate at peak efficiency (i.e. hormone synthesis, along with muscle growth and rest to train effectively).
Without effective recovery, the training effort is immediately undercut, hence the massive value of the recovery process. This all starts with quality sleep.
OLIVER PATRICK AND THE VIAVI CLINIC
I had the fortunate opportunity to sit down with Oliver Patrick, who is the Executive Director of the Viavi Clinic on Harley Street. The Viavi Clinic specialises in Private Client Health Management, and Oliver is a world-leading expert in lifestyle management.
In this three-part series, we discussed different aspects of Sleep Hygiene, and how vital a sleep regime that ensures transition to recovery is to your overall health. Oliver has the ability to take complex subjects and make them simple, and I look forward to your comments and feedback once you hear what he has to say. Enjoy!
PODCAST: SLEEP HYGIENE
ABOUT OLIVER PATRICK
Oliver Patrick is Executive Director of the Viavi Clinic on Harley Street, London, and a world-leading expert in lifestyle management.
TOOLS TO HELP YOU
I’ve started using the Headspace app to help refocus my energy when its lacking. Try their free Take -10 program, and see what you think. It will be the best daily 10 minutes you spend!
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