🇺🇸 Long - 4x North American Champ, Coach
Personally, I try to be lights out by 10:00 PM every night, and I'm typically up between 5:30 and 6:30, depending on the day, and what I have going on that day. But it's not just the amount of sleep that you're getting or the amount of time that you're in bed, it's the quality of sleep. How quickly you're able to fall asleep? Are you getting up frequently throughout the night, and things like that? And so a few things that I've learned to try to make this better for me, personally, I never have caffeine after 2:00. I try to take any multivitamin that might have a B-complex in it, for example, earlier in the morning. B-complex is a stimulant, so that might keep you up later at night. I try to keep the same routine, bedtime routine, where I'm starting to wind down around the same time every night, try to be in bed and around the same time every night. And, yeah, those are a couple of the things that I've found that have helped me out a little bit to improve not just the total number of hours that I sleep but also the quality of sleep that I'm getting.