If not, it is hurting your performance on the field or in the office.
Having normal sleep patterns is something that many people struggle with, but having a routine can be a huge boost to your energy, performance, and pain levels. Research recommends that adults get 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night. This goes for those people that say, “I only need about 4-5 hours of sleep.” You may be able to function on less sleep, but that does not mean you are functioning optimally.
The most effective way to improve sleep habits is to create a nighttime routine or checklist. The more things that you routinely do each night, the more likely you are to develop a healthy sleep habit. Here are a couple examples of strategies that could be added to a sleep checklist:
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