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Are you Sabotaging Your Sleep & Upcoming Sleep Better Workshop

By Sean | In Events and Announcements, Health & Lifestyle, Recovery, Sleep | on November 23, 2012

Want to sleep like a baby again? Sign up for the Sleep Better Workshop!

Mark Sisson author of the Mark’s Daily Apple blog recently posted on seven ways that we might be sabotaging our own sleep. On occasion I’m guilty of a few of them. Despite having a large roll up door and skylights upstairs, I could do better getting more direct exposure to sunlight for circadian rhythm purposes but also to maintain healthy Vitamin D levels. Since I don’t get enough Vitamin because of lacking exposure to sunlight, I take a Vitamin D supplement. I try and take it early in the morning with breakfast but sometimes end up taking it later in the day with dinner. Mark mentions that taking Vitamin D can also mettle with one’s circadian rhythm because our body might think it’s still daylight. I can vouch that taking Vitamin D later in the day does indeed make it tougher to fall asleep and I felt that my quality of sleep wasn’t that great.

I’m also guilty of staying up later than I need to on most nights. Cade’s finally asleep, so why I am I still awake watching television, searching random stuff on the internet, or reading? No good reason other than to veg out, but I think I’d be better served by getting some more shut eye.

Besides not getting enough exposure to sunlight during the day, taking Vitamin D late in the day, and staying up too late in general Mark mentions four other ways we’re inadvertently sabotaging our sleep. Glance over his entire post here on his Mark’s Daily Apple site and start taking your sleep more seriously.

Sleep Better Workshop

Speaking of taking your sleep more seriously, want more tips on how to improve your sleep? Keep your eyes open for more information on the Sleep Better Workshop coming in January. This 2-hour hands-on workshop will cover topics like bedding recommendations, sleeping positions that promote better posture, dietary and supplementation advice, and other factors that promote better sleep. We are targeting Saturday Jan 12th or Jan 19th after the last workout. Which date is better for you? Post your date preference to comments.

6 Rounds:
40yd Prowler Push
15 Ball Slams
Rest up to 60 seconds between rounds.

WOD 11.23.12

5 Comments to "Are you Sabotaging Your Sleep & Upcoming Sleep Better Workshop"

  • Nick says:

    November 23, 2012 at 7:49 AM -

    Jan 12th please! I also want to talk about the Zeo and how you can use it to your advantage!

    1. Sean says:

      November 23, 2012 at 8:36 AM -

      @Nick: I’m not familiar with Zeo, did you mean ZMA?

  • Mike K says:

    November 23, 2012 at 9:39 AM -

    12th for me too

    Great shot of Cade!

  • Ray says:

    November 23, 2012 at 7:32 PM -

    19th works best for me

  • Ning says:

    November 23, 2012 at 7:35 PM -

    David and I will be out of town on the 12th. We can attend the one on the 19th if it works for everyone.

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