Have you ever had one of those nights when you have just finished a hectic, exhausting day and you are SO tired but as soon as your head hits the pillow you can’t sleep? We all have those nights sometimes. Here could be why… STRESS!

The stress response is like an alarm system for your body and leaving on that alarm affects your ability to get a good nights sleep. There is very little chance of getting a restful sleep when your body is still in a state of alert!

Your body also recovers physically and mental during your sleep. Many of the body’s major restorative functions occur almost entirely during sleep, including tissue repair, muscle growth, and protein synthesis. Additionally, sleep is required to maintain normal brain and immune function. If you are not sleeping, your body is not going to recover from your workouts and that is not doing your body any favours.

Try these tips to get a better sleep:

1. Meditation before bed: the app called CALM is one of our favourites!

2. USANA Pure Rest: a fast-acting melatonin supplement that promotes the body’s natural sleep and wake cycles. Get some @ push!FITstudio

3. Setting a stable sleep schedule:your body gets accustomed to your sleep patterns. Even on weekends or after a late night, wake up at your normal time to train your body when to sleep and when to be awake.

Research shows that getting enough sleep can help people feel ENERGIZED, be more PRODUCTIVE, and even increase their odds of LIVING HEALTHIER LIVES.