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Tricks For A Better Night's Sleep + PerformaSleep Giveaway!

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I have been seeing everywhere lately that so many of us are struggling to find good sleep patterns right now. With what has been going on in the world with Covid-19, loss of schedules, jobs, normal everyday patterns, it’s no wonder that our sleep is struggling too. That’s why I wanted to dedicate an entire blog post about how to wake up feeling refreshed and rested! Especially as an athlete, every little thing we can do to better help us prepare for perform each day is something I try to take advantage of. The loss of sleep increases opportunities for fatigue, low energy and poor focus… and I don’t have time for that! I am a firm believer that a good night's sleep can change your entire life!

Here are my TOP FOUR TIPS for a better nights sleep:

1 : Find & Stick To A Schedule

This includes not only the actual times you’re sleeping, but the wind down before you put your head to rest! Do you find yourself scrolling through your phone? Starting at last minute work projects? This will actually deter you from a good night's sleep! Try reading a book, chatting with your significant other, journaling or drawing to calm your mind down. Avoiding bright lights and blue lights in the evening can help you stick to a proper sleep schedule so you will be in rhythm with the evening time and fall asleep better once the lights are low!

2: Exercise Daily

Exercise daily! This may seem like a no brainer or you may be saying to yourself “ well what if I don’t have time?” Get moving any way you can! If you get your heart rate up during the day and get your brain and body moving. Any activity is better than NO activity!

3: Avoid Large Meals Before Bed

You should have the freedom to eat whenever you’re hungry, but if you are finding that you are struggling to sleep at night ask yourself “when do I eat dinner” Is it 2-3 hours before you go to sleep? Try extending that out and eat your larger meals closer to 4-5 hours before bed. Discomfort or movement from your stomach during digestion and things such as heartburn or indigestion are more likely to occur if you eat a large meal too close to laying down! If you’re hungry, try a protein shake or light snack!

4: Comfort Is Key!

Do you love your bedroom space? Does it make you feel cozy? Comfortable? Excited to jump into bed in the evening? Sleeping on a comfortable mattress and pillows are just PART of your sleep experience but arguably the most important! That is why I am so happy to be partnered with Performa Sleep that was not only designed by athletes, for athletes, but firmly believes that a good nights sleep leads to better physical and mental performance during your days! Their mattress is specifically built to ensure a cleaner, cooler night’s sleep. Cooler sleep means faster recovery. Not only that but providing neck, joint and back support are only the start of what a good mattress does for you and your sleeping habits. Not only should your mattress fit your needs but so should your bedroom! The Sleep Foundation recommends you keep your room cool (between 60-67 degrees), free from light and noise that could disturb you and recommends that if you are someone who needs a noise consider a sound machine or fan!

PerformaSleep X LF Giveaway Details!

Thinking about getting a mattress?! Well I’m excited to announce that Monday, May 11th at 1pm PST on my socials I’ve teamed up with PerformaSleep to giveaway one PerformaSleep Prize Package and a Lifetime Membership to Grown Strong!

Your entry is as easy as 1, 2, 3....

1) Follow @performasleep , @grownstrong and me @laurenfisher on Instagram

2) Follow this link & enter yhttps://www.performasleep.com/our email to be entered into the contest. The winner will be announced VIA EMAIL so this is the most important step.

3) Keep an eye out on your INBOX because on Monday, May 18th we will announce the winner!

All details and more are over here on the PerformaSleep website! If you are considering purchasing a new mattress from PerformaSleep, make sure to use my code LFISHER to save you some $$!

Good luck & Happy Sleeping!

XO,
LF

Founder image

I have been seeing everywhere lately that so many of us are struggling to find good sleep patterns right now. With what has been going on in the world with Covid-19, loss of schedules, jobs, normal everyday patterns, it’s no wonder that our sleep is struggling too. That’s why I wanted to dedicate an entire blog post about how to wake up feeling refreshed and rested! Especially as an athlete, every little thing we can do to better help us prepare for perform each day is something I try to take advantage of. The loss of sleep increases opportunities for fatigue, low energy and poor focus… and I don’t have time for that! I am a firm believer that a good night's sleep can change your entire life!

Here are my TOP FOUR TIPS for a better nights sleep:

1 : Find & Stick To A Schedule

This includes not only the actual times you’re sleeping, but the wind down before you put your head to rest! Do you find yourself scrolling through your phone? Starting at last minute work projects? This will actually deter you from a good night's sleep! Try reading a book, chatting with your significant other, journaling or drawing to calm your mind down. Avoiding bright lights and blue lights in the evening can help you stick to a proper sleep schedule so you will be in rhythm with the evening time and fall asleep better once the lights are low!

2: Exercise Daily

Exercise daily! This may seem like a no brainer or you may be saying to yourself “ well what if I don’t have time?” Get moving any way you can! If you get your heart rate up during the day and get your brain and body moving. Any activity is better than NO activity!

3: Avoid Large Meals Before Bed

You should have the freedom to eat whenever you’re hungry, but if you are finding that you are struggling to sleep at1 night ask yourself “when do I eat dinner” Is it 2-3 hours before you go to sleep? Try extending that out and eat your larger meals closer to 4-5 hours before bed. Discomfort or movement from your stomach during digestion and things such as heartburn or indigestion are more likely to occur if you eat a large meal too close to laying down! If you’re hungry, try a protein shake or light snack!

4: Comfort Is Key!

Do you love your bedroom space? Does it make you feel cozy? Comfortable? Excited to jump into bed in the evening? Sleeping on a comfortable mattress and pillows are just PART of your sleep experience but arguably the most important! That is why I am so happy to be partnered with Performa Sleep that was not only designed by athletes, for athletes, but firmly believes that a good nights sleep leads to better physical and mental performance during your days! Their mattress is specifically built to ensure a cleaner, cooler night’s sleep. Cooler sleep means faster recovery. Not only that but providing neck, joint and back support are only the start of what a good mattress does for you and your sleeping habits. Not only should your mattress fit your needs but so should your bedroom! The Sleep Foundation recommends you keep your room cool (between 60-67 degrees), free from light and noise that could disturb you and recommends that if you are someone who needs a noise consider a sound machine or fan!

PerformaSleep X LF Giveaway Details!

Thinking about getting a mattress?! Well I’m excited to announce that Monday, May 11th at 1pm PST on my socials I’ve teamed up with PerformaSleep to giveaway one PerformaSleep Prize Package and a Lifetime Membership to Grown Strong!

Your entry is as easy as 1, 2, 3....

1) Follow @performasleep, @grownstrong and me @laurenfisher on Instagram

2) Follow THIS LINK & enter your email to be entered into the contest. The winner will be announced VIA EMAIL so this is the most important step.

3) Keep an eye out on your INBOX because on Monday, May 18th we will announce the winner!

All details and more are over here on the PerformaSleep website! If you are considering purchasing a new mattress from PerformaSleep, make sure to use my code LFISHER to save you some $$!

Good luck & Happy Sleeping!

XO,
LF

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xo, LF