Recovery is one of the two factors in the Stress Recovery Adaptation (SRA) model, and when you boil it down, there are really only two elements of recovery worth worrying about: food and sleep. Sleep is something we all know we need, but often struggle to get enough of. With work demands, family demands, and the gauntlet of digital distractions lining the path to the bedroom, it sometimes seems like sleep is out of our control. To some extent, for some people (like the parents of newborns), that may be true. However, there are sleep factors we can control!
Sleep quality is as much the result of your sleeping environment as the amount of time you spend sleeping there. The optimal sleeping environment comes down to individual preference, but here are some things you should try first:
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