Learn About Your Zzz's

  • Sleep like an Olympic Champion

    For high-performance athletes, getting sufficient and good quality sleep are imperative for good regulation of all systems in the body. When we’re sleep-deprived, our mental and physical well-being suffers and can have serious effects on maintaining our motivation. 

    Here are 4 Sleep Tips from the pros that made a difference for their performance:

  • Our 50 Best Sleep Tips - Your guide to improving your sleep quality and workout recovery.

    Consistency is key and the things that you are able to implement and maintain are going to be the most impactful for improving the quality of your sleep and overnight recovery. 
  • Best Sleep Trackers 2021: Whoop Band vs. Apple Watch vs. Oura Ring

    If you do not yet have a sleep tracker and are looking to get one, this article will help you understand your options and how to best use each one. People who already have a Whoop, Apple Watch, Oura can also benefit from better understanding the devices, the metrics they track, why they get the numbers they get when using them, and ultimately, what to do with that information. 
  • 3 Things CrossFit Masters Do For Better Recovery

    If we’re training hard, eating well, and have a great night cream, we might look like the younger athletes at our gyms. But we Masters Athletes are different.

    To get all the benefits from your training, you need to think differently! Think about your recovery in days, not hours to maximize your current fitness and your fitness longevity.

    Here are the 3 most important things you can do to improve your recovery:

  • 4 Ways to Trick Your Mind Into Letting You Go the F to Sleep

    Sleep is initiated and controlled by the deepest, oldest, most primal parts of your brain. In this article I'll show you 4 unconventional ways to trick your mind into letting go so you can achieve great sleep and recovery, wake up feeling awesome and get the most out of your training.
  • The Best Sleep Aid for Athletes

    Most of the existing sleep aids on the market are only focused on one thing: helping to knock you out.

    Athletes need way more than that. You need nutrients that help support great quality sleep and that contribute to how efficiently your body recovers from your workouts. 

  • Does L-Tryptophan Make You Sleepy?

    Not only relevant at Thanksgiving! Tryptophan is a building block for serotonin and melatonin, helps reduce sleep disruptions and supports healthy sleep cycles. 
  • Does Magnesium Help with Sleep?

    Magnesium is a calming mineral that helps regulate the nervous system, relax muscles, and promote normal levels of melatonin. Dig a bit deeper with Dr. J to understand how it promotes quality sleep & recovery.
  • L-Theanine: Get More Zen

    L-theanine is an amino acid from green tea that helps achieve zen-like states in the brain. Dig a bit deeper with Dr. J to understand how it promotes quality sleep & dreaming.
  • GABA: The Key To Calm

    There's some controversy among sleep nerds on whether GABA supplementation makes sense. We set the record straight in this post.
  • These Herbs are Superfoods for your Sleep

    These are Dr. J's go-to all natural herbs for helping fitness athletes safely achieve their best sleep and recovery. If you're a CrossFitter, triathlete or trying to climb your Whoop or Peloton leaderboard, these tips will improve your performance.
  • 4 Reasons Why CrossFitters Need More Sleep

    The recent rise in popularity of wearable sleep tracking technology has shed light on something that we’ve always kind of known but have had a lot of trouble quantifying:
    Most CrossFit athletes aren’t sleeping or recovering hard enough to keep up with an intense training program.