So here’s the thing about sleep: you know you need more.
You probably even know what you should be doing to get more, and better, sleep (for example, getting the best mattress for your body). You may know the term "sleep hygiene" - but even if you don't, you’ve probably heard the tips we've all heard: try to relax before bed. Don't look at any electronic screen within hours of going to sleep (Hah! Hilarious.) Don't drink caffeine after a certain time of day (2pm? 4pm? Who can ever remember?). Go to bed at the same time each night (also hilarious).
Anyway. You've probably heard these things, you may even practice some of them (well done!). But unfortunately for most of us, knowing what you should do doesn’t always mean doing it. Plus, so many "solutions" you read or hear are just comically unsuited to your life.
That's where Kala comes in. We're dedicated to helping you achieve your ultimate potential, and part of that is using sleep science, sports medicine, research, and even experimentation to help you discover what works best for you.
We're dedicated to helping you achieve your ultimate potential, and part of that is using sleep science, sports medicine, research, and even experimentation to help you discover what works best for you.
So what does that really mean? Well, let's start with what you already know - and what you don't know that could be holding you back.
You may have heard of REM sleep.
But do you know what other types and stages of sleep there are; which are the most important; and how you can get the most of the types you need?
You may have heard that people who sleep less tend to weigh more.
But do you know the relationship between sleep and weight gain; sleep and fat cell production; sleep and hunger; and even when in the day to consume calories for optimum weight control?
You may have heard that naps are good for you. Or bad for you. Or it depends on when you take them, and for how long.
But do you know what scientists have discovered about how and when to take naps to maximize your productivity without keeping you from a good night's sleep?
You may have heard the term "circadian rhythm," and you may even know that our bodies are programmed to have certain reactions to daylight and darkness.
But do you know how this could be preventing you from getting great sleep - or how you can use it to your advantage?
Curious? Follow the Kala blog, and sign up for our newsletter, to keep up as we explore these questions and more. Because every body is different, and maximizing performance starts with finding what works for you.