Lately my colleagues occassionally drop this line: “You look bad. What happened?”
And they are right. When I look into the mirror, I have this black skin under my eyes. I’m constantly tired, my muscles doesn’t recover as fast as usually and I’m a little bit unconcentrated.
So I went trough my sleep data on Garmin Connect. I tracked this with my vivoactive watch, which also wakes me up. And guess what, since I started my miracle morning routine, waking up earlier and do stuff for myself, I constantly sleep less. Seven and a half hours on average. Well “logical” I hear you say since getting up earlier means usually less sleep. But I took that into account and also went to bed earlier.
The bad news is, that I didn’t fall asleep earlier. And this didn’t change in the last 60 days. Maybe bacause I eat dinner that late or cycle in the evening. Nonetheless I have to adjust my miracle morning a little bit, extending my sleep again for half an hour.
I thought, I would adapt to this sleeping pattern. But I guess, as an athlete you do not have the choice. Your body dictates the amount of sleep. And for me this means: 8 hours!
How much sleep do you need on average?