SLEEP HYGIENE

The Benefits of Fitness Trackers

Wearing a fitness tracker is not a new concept and a lot of people are seeking them out to help them reach their fitness goals. The evolution has also transitioned from just being a fitness tracker to being incorporated into...

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Late Exercise Affecting Sleep

It is widely accepted that regular exercise enhances overall sleep quality, sleep time and reduces the time taken to fall asleep (1). Typically it is recommended that you should avoid exercising before bed. This is based on the idea that exercise raises your core body temperature and increases your heart rate, normally not ideal conditions for preparing for a good...

The impact of blue light

You may have heard already that using handheld and electronic devices close to sleep time can disrupt our sleep. But what’s the reality here and what does the science tell us. Let’s have a look at a couple of things; the elements that help us sleep and then what impact our devices could have and why. First off, to sleep...

The impact of lack of sleep

We all know how important sleep is to us - it serves a variety of key functions and helps us to manage a number of key internal bodily functions. Here we’ll explore what the impacts a of a lack of sleep are.  In short, some of the key impacts can be outlined as negatively impacting our: - Attention levels, -...

Why do we sleep?

Who doesn’t like a good night's rest? It makes us feel better, helps us to feel more energised and ready for the demands of the new day. So it's pretty obvious that sleep is good for re-charging our batteries. But there’s a bit more to it than that. Stop for a second and consider how widespread sleep is as a...

Focus on Sleep to Optimise Your Results

  The Impact on Training Firstly, quality of sleep is getting enough of it at the right times and without it performance related factors such as concentration, mood and response time are affected (1). The issues don't remain just cognitive, but also translates directly into physiological issues such as the possibility of muscle strength decrements. In addition, good sleep quality...

3 Tips to Help You Build Muscle

Building muscle is a common goal whether that's for functional performance purposes or aesthetic preferences, and for the majority of individuals building muscle is often over complicated. If you class yourself as an intermediate or advanced lifter then focusing on the minutiae of building muscle could be beneficial, however, these three simple areas explained below could be what's missing from...

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