The first thing you should know, regardless of how you sleep the night before your big race, comp or game..
It barley affects your performance.
If you’re curious on how sleep effects performance check out that video right up there.
Alright - regardless of how sleep effects your performance, feeling tired sucks and so does tossing and turning the night before your big event.
Here are some tips on how to sleep better before your competition
#1) Know that regardless of how well you sleep or don’t sleep, your performance is barely effected.
Many times an athlete will get mad at themselves and be frustrated you can’t sleep. You say things like “come on fall asleep already” “If you don’t sleep you’re gonna suck, you’re gonna be tired” This will make you anxious, make you frustrated and ultimately make it harder to fall asleep. So relax - take a deep breath and know in spite of how well you sleep you’re gonna kick butt!
#2) A good sleep routine should be a habit.
If you’re trying new sleep routines or habits the night before your comp… you’re behind. Sleep is critical. Sure - tossing a turning one night may not effect performance but losing sleep night after night will
absolutely hurt you as an athlete. So make sure you practice good sleep habits before your competition. If you need help with a good sleep routine check out https://CellSauce.com/SleepGuide You can download the Performance Sleep Guide ebook for Free. It reveals the best sleep tips for athletes, the same tips I give the professional athletes I personally work with.
#3) Hydrate Early:
Make sure you hydrate during the day and don’t wait till the hour before bed to realize you’re behind on hydration. If you drink too much just prior to bed you may find yourself have to do midnight sprints to the bathroom. Not a great way to get deep rejuvenating sleep.
#4) Relax and Unwind:
Stop talking and try to stop thinking about the upcoming game - comp or race 1 hour prior to bed. Try reading or listen to relaxing music. You can even get a sleep app that plays gentle music or relaxing sounds to help you clear your mind.
#5) Stay and Don’t Surf:
If you find yourself tossing and turning don’t get up. You don’t want to get up and turn on lights. Getting up can elevate heart rate, the lights can trigger hormones in your body to wake up. And don’t grab your phone and surf. The blue lights from your phone can trigger hormones in your body that says “It’s Game Time” Stay in bed take deep breaths, you can even try counting sheep. I know it sounds lame and old but it
does work. You can even grab your sleep app and turn on music, sounds or meditations to help you fall back asleep. But make sure your phone is dim and in night mode. This reduces the blue light. If you do grab your phone. No Social Media or Surfing!
#6) No mater how you sleep remember this!
Poor sleep the night before your comp barley effects performance unless… you keep telling yourself it does. So when you wake up - regardless of how you feel keep telling yourself your gonna crush it!
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