At Super Athlete we know that a good day starts the night before. Sleep and Sports science have both proven that a good sleep protocol plays a major role in order for the body to function well each day. Here are our top 6 diet and lifestyle tips for sleeping like a Super Athlete.
1. Passionflower Leaf
Passionflower is a favorite because of its sedative effects. This plant releases a chemical known as “GABA”. Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a naturally occurring amino acid that works as a neurotransmitter in your brain. This amino acid produced by the Passionflower produces a calming effect which can help suppress feelings of anxiety, stress, and fear. It may also help to prevent seizures.
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For obvious reasons melatonin makes the list because it plays a major role in your natural sleep-wake cycle. This hormone is known to not only improve how fast you fall asleep, but it can also aid in reducing seasonal depression while increasing HGH (human growth hormone) which is vital in any athlete's cellular regeneration.
4. No Blue light 90 minutes before bed
Blue light is an artificial light that mimics daylight, this in turn can be harmful to your sight and circadian rhythm. We recommend a 90-minute buffer time between your favorite TikTok video and bed to increase the amount of REM sleep you have and alertness when waking up. It's time to establish a strong nightly routine!
5. Optimize your sleep temperature
If you have control over your thermostat, we recommend setting it between 65-68 degrees nightly. This allows your body to release more melatonin before bed.
6. Magnesium L-Threonate
Magnesium Threonate is one of the greatest forms of Magnesium because of its ability to cross the blood-brain barrier improving in one's cognitive ability and communication between neurons.
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