Thompson’s guide to a good night’s sleep
1. Try to eat an hour earlier than usual at dinner. It will hopefully bring on an earlier night.
2. Start the process to settle down early with less TV/phone use, so you can switch the mind off.
3. A short podcast in bed with the lights off can offer some mind relaxation to drop off.
4. Don’t over nap. Yes they help and are essential for some, but napping for too long can throw off the important evening sleep.
5. Be organised. the stress of training and the upcoming event can send your mind racing before it’s even started. By being organised you can park it all up and switch off you mind easier at night.
6. If you’re not getting the sleep quality you want, I would suggest getting to bed earlier rather than staying in bed longer to get back into your rhythm. It will help you get into good habits and keep a routine.