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San Jose Personal Trainers' Checklist For A Better Night's Sleep

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San Jose Personal Trainers' Checklist For A Better Night's Sleep

Hot topic alert today! Today our San Jose personal trainers are talking all about getting a GREAT NIGHT OF SLEEP.

One of the top things that can get in the way of your fitness results … is getting enough quality sleep. It can affect your mood, stress, appetite, and recovery … among many other things!

In keeping with our “clean it up” approach to sleep, our San Jose personal trainers want to talk about simple upgrades you can make to streamline your nighttime routine that can actually help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer!

 

Here are some science-backed tips from the National Institutes of Health:

  • Keep your evening routine simple – go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Your body loves having a regular daily rhythm and routine!
  • Don’t work out within 2-3 hours of bedtime. This can leave you feeling “revved up” and make it harder to fall asleep.
  • Don’t eat close to bedtime, and steer clear of alcohol after dinner. Alcohol might help you fall asleep, but you can get stuck in the “light sleep” phase all night.
  • No afternoon/evening caffeine. Did you know it can take 8 hours for caffeine to clear your system?
  • Check your meds & herbal home remediesSome meds (especially for coughs, colds, and allergies) contain ingredients that stimulate your system.
  • Take a hot bath or shower before bed. When your body temp drops afterward, it can help you feel sleepy.
  • Stay away from blue light from TV, phone, or other devices within a couple hours of bedtime. If you do use a device, install a blue light filter (tip: check your tablet/phone to see if there’s one already built-in).
  • Spruce up your bedroom. Make sure it’s uncluttered and free from distractions – lights, noises, etc. – and that your bedding is comfortable. Sleeping in a clutter-free zone can make a surprisingly big difference.
  • Make a to-do list for tomorrowWrite down anything you’re worried about forgetting overnight as a quick reminder, and place it far away from your nightstand (so you don’t have to think about it anymore).

Cleaning up your nighttime routine can go a LONG way toward improving your sleep...

But our San Jose personal trainers want you to remember there are things you can do earlier in the day that can help, too. Two big items:

  • Get some sunshine & fresh air during the day, if at all possible.
  • Make sure to get in intentional movement (i.e., exercise) most days of the week!

When you get a good night of sleep, it can set you up for having a great day. Plus, it’s good for your overall recovery and wellness!  

 

If you are ready to take your health and fitness to the next level, our San Jose personal trainers are here to help you!  Fill out the "Request More Information Now" box above to receive your free consultation and experience the Method3 difference OR call us (408) 371-1212 to connect.  I'm looking forward to talking with you!

 

Live Stronger For Today,

John Heringer

Chief Motivator, Method3 Fitness

 

Method3 Fitness is conveniently located in San Jose.  Our team of personal trainers serve clients in Los Gatos, Campbell, Willow Glen and other surrounding Bay Area cities.  

 

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