If you want to maximize recovery time, you should first get enough sleep because rest significantly improves your sports performance. Here are some useful tips how to sleep better.
1 START DAYDREAMING
Sink into sleep by visualizing success – the best athletes use this technique all the time. Just close your eyes and visualize doing something really well, whether it’s a specific event or just a specific situation where you felt strong, powerful, and successful.
2 GO TO SLEEP EARLY
Try to go to bed before midnight – before 11pm is best – three or four times a week. The 90-minute sleep cycle before midnight is essential for rebalancing the adrenal and thyroid glands and lowering the day’s adrenaline build-up.
3 HAVE AN AFTERNOON NAP
There’s not always time for this but when you do have time, try to have an afternoon nap – it’s best some time between 2pm and 4pm. A 20-minute nap will enhance your focus, while a 40-minute (but not more) will boost muscle recovery and optimise physical performance.