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Pfffffft, I thought. That makes no sense. To get better at running, you need to run more surely? So I ignored the wisdom of people who actually have some clues and I pushed my body as hard as I could. Unsurprisingly, it pushed back with injury and illness. Huh.
The thing with working out a lot, is that the rest time is when the muscle development actually happens. You move and stretch and pull and push your muscles, and then while you rest them they adapt and get stronger so you can do it all over again.
And the most important rest is sleep.
In those eight or so hours of shut eye, not only are your muscles recovering but your brain is doing some crucial catch up work as well. That restorative period is what allows you to start over each day. I’m sure we’ve all experienced that workout which has just been so much harder than it should due to lack of sleep… By giving your body and mind the recovery time it needs, you can train harder and stronger for better results.
In a nutshell: to get better, rest better. Perfect sense.
One way to help improve your quality of sleep is with the right bedding. Over the past few weeks I’ve been trialling a Tempur Cloud Pillow and it has made a big difference to how I feel when I wake up.
I’ve had cheap and nasty pillows for ages, so the difference between those and my new Cloud pillow is remarkable. The weight and density of the foam took me by surprise, but waking having had my neck and head fully supported in all the right places has been noticeably different, and I’ve been raving about it!
Given that I don’t actually get a whole lot of sleep (thanks kids), I want the sleep I do get to be fabulous and it has certainly been more so since I switched to the Tempur pillow.
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