Real, unflattering picture of me going completely narcoleptic for 20 minutes with the dogs, then getting up and crushing a indoor interval set and some challenging coaching work.

To say I’m a big proponent of the power nap is putting it lightly. I’ve always felt like my mind is totally clear after a very short sleep cycle, this first link discusses the glymphatic system in detail and how the brain basically cleanses itself. Long listen but worth it.

https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/matthew-walker

Second link an easy listen confirming that sleep is hands down the best recovery aid in existence-https://www.outsideonline.com/2391411/christie-aschwanden-good-to-go-recovery

Excellent article from James Clear-https://jamesclear.com/better-sleep

Focused study on circadian patterns https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3328852/

And one more short one from Rhonda Patrick on sleep affecting glucose regulation / ameliorating these effects with high intensity exercise-https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/sleep-loss-glucose-regulation

These are all links I shared with my athlete group over the last week or so, if you’d like to be added to this group, shoot me an email ( no weird funnel marketing here, trust me) and have a great Sleep Week!