👋 Hey there pack members!
It’s an exciting week in sleep and fitness, so let's take a quick look at some of the top stories. Also, don't forget to follow @lagoonsleep on Instagram for daily insights on how to optimize your sleep and fitness routine.
🏃♂️Catch the 127th Boston Marathon on Monday April, 17th
It’s the first major US marathon in 2023, and it’s gearing up to be an amazing event. If you’re in Boston, check out some of the cool events featuring Lagoon pack members, including a nutrition meet up and a shake out with the Believe in the Run crew, and the The Road that Led to Boston panel with Lindsey Hein. Our friend Jeremy Miller will be toeing the line on Monday, and he’s been doing an awesome job showcasing his lead up to the race.
🏅Gabby Thomas Opens Up About the Importance of Sleep Quality for Athletes
Two time Olympic gold medalist Gabby Thomas shares the scoop on how crucial sleep quality is for athlete performance and recovery. She walks through her ten year journey with improving her own sleep, including the impact her Harvard coach had on her progression. Recently, Thomas teamed up with the Seize the Night & Day campaign to help others prioritize quality sleep. “So many Americans…don’t get adequate sleep just because they’re not informed. They don’t know how to incorporate it into their lives or their day-to-day, especially for younger people where society has the expectation [that you should] be out at night,” said Thomas.
🔋How to Fuel, Rest, and Recover Like Eliud Kipchoge
How much does Olympic Champion and WR holder Eliud Kipchoge sleep every day? His totals come in at an average of 10 hours! “I’m sleeping eight hours during the night and two hours during the day,” Kipchoge revealed while training for the Ineos 1:59. Kipchoge's strategies include sticking to a consistent sleep routine, listening to the body's signals, and giving rest the importance it deserves as a crucial part of the training process. 🥇😴
❄️The Benefits of Sleeping in a Chilly Room
Are you a biohacking enthusiast? Research suggests that snoozing in a chilly environment can actually promote better sleep quality, enhance metabolic function, and improve overall health. The recommended bedroom temperature for the best sleep is between 60°F (15.5°C) and 68°F (20°C). Keep in mind that core body temperature must drop slightly prior to sleep onset. Sleeping in a cool room helps manage weight loss, blood sugar levels, and cognitive decline. If you need help cooling down, a warm bath or shower can help in lowering core body temperature before sleep, or a cooling pillow can help draw heat from your body.
😴Dreaming About Recurring Dreams: What They Mean and How to Cope
Sweet dreams, or maybe not? According to dream researcher Deirdre Barrett in this CNN article, recurring dreams may be related to significant life experiences or character logic issues. Common themes include unpreparedness, social embarrassment, inadequacy, and danger. Interpreting the meaning of recurring dreams involves reflecting on personal symbol systems, associations, relationships, fears, and seeking different perspectives. Coping techniques may include writing, relaxation, and seeking professional support if needed. So, sweet dreams, folks, and may you decipher the mysteries of your recurring dreams!
That's it for this week's sleep news highlights! Stay tuned for more exciting updates on optimizing your sleep and health, and remember to follow @lagoonsleep on Instagram for your daily dose.