"The general that sleeps the most, wins the war"
There is always one quote per year that I constantly remind myself of. This was the one in 2015. Why? Because its on point. And because I love great sleep. As everyone does.
And there is no substitute for great sleep. The research is clear on this. No supplement. No food. No tricks. There are no shortcuts to great sleep. Great sleep is essential for physical and cognitive performance. That means your success in the gym and in your sport….
So, what is a great sleep?
To me great sleep is based on 3 factors
- You go to bed before 11pm, ideally 10pm, and fall asleep in less than 5 minutes
- You sleep through the night without any interruptions
- You wake up by yourself - thats means without an alarm - fresh and ready for the day between 6 and 8am
Out of the 1000+ clients I have seen in the last 8 years, I can count on two hands how many of them filled all three criterias on Day One.
Over 90% of my clients fullfill all three criterias within the first 6 weeks of working with the YPSI. How do we do that?
There are many recommendations I give my clients to improve sleep, from Supplements that are precursors to Serotonin and GABA as well as Foods that are rich in Serotonin precursors like bananas or a rice/bean mix.
Another recommendation thats great and efficient is
Listen to One Hour of Johann Sebastian Bach at night
Music affects the brain's organization, abilities and neurochemistry, through its melody, rhythm and frequency.
Classical music raises the level of the neurotransmitters serotonin and GABA in your brain and peripheral nervous system. Serotonin is involved in the transmission of nerve impulses that is responsible for relaxation and wellbeing. GABA is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the body, especially for reducing muscle tone and responsible for brain balance and creativity.
Especially the Classical music from the Baroque period with 60 beats per minute beat pattern, affects the amplitude and frequency of brain waves, measurable through QEEG, in a very calming way.
The most known composer from the Baroque period is Johann Sebastian Bach, which I have seen the best results with, as far as calming the brain at night after a busy day….
Sleep is essential for your progress and performance…
There is no substitute for great sleep….
You want to slow down faster at night and improve your sleep, get some Johann Sebastian Bach from Spotify, Itunes or Amazon and enjoy a great night of sleep…