Recovery, rest and sleep are critical to performance, but when, how much and how effective are they? We hope to be able to answer these questions on an individual basis with an activity tracker, sleep tracker and heart rate variability providing the primary measurements.
Everybody is different and while some can be trained to sleep very short periods and efficiently, others will need a lot more sleep and rest.
There are a number of small things that can make you sleep better at night, such as staying away from bright light especially containing the blue portions of the spectrum as they suppress the sleep hormone melatonin. There are filters for your telephones, iPads and computers, and tvs can usually be set to a warmer white balance. Bedroom lights should preferably be amber in color. Going to bed at the same time every day if possible really helps our circadian rhythm. One or two teaspoons of raw unheated honey has shown to help some people’s sleep quality for example.