We know you’re already measuring your heart rate variability (HRV) so now we’re challenging you to take some basic steps to improve it! Over the next few weeks we’ll be asking you to tick off goals in order to improve your sleep quality and in turn raise your HRV baseline.
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This is pretty timely. I’ve been putting a lot of thought into improving my sleep schedule. Lately I’ve been using low doses of Melatonin to help reset my internal clock and get me on an early to bed/early to rise schedule. Left to my own devices I train in the middle of the night and sleep in late. Not the most practical way of living… I don’t take Melatonin regularly, but it’s interesting to note, the couple few times I’ve taken it, the following morning my HRV has spiked to a level I don’t normally reach.
There was a great article on iRunFar recently talking about the importance of quality sleep for athletes:
Thanks Mark, it’ll be really interesting to hear how you get on over the month!