Sleep Quantity Versus Sleep Quality

What can we do to improve our sleep? We can break it down to sleep quantity versus sleep quality. 

I’ve done this long enough to know the look on your face when I recommend a minimum of 8 hours. Many people will roll their eyes and say there’s no way they could sleep for that long. They’ve got work, kids, commuting, weird schedules, etc. 

And that’s fine! Sleep quantity may not be something that’s in your control and sometimes, we just have to live with that. BUT if you’re sleeping 6 hours a night and watching Netflix for 2-3 hours before bed… there’s room to whittle down the TV time in order to get an extra hour or two of sleep.


The big actionables for us are going to be in sleep quality. What can we do to make that time we’re asleep the best it can be?

This breaks down into three main categories:

  • What we eat and drink throughout the day.
  • What the hour or two before bed look like.
  • Our sleeping environment.

Each of these categories deserves it’s own deep dive. There are multiple actions we can take to improve each category and in turn, improve the quality of our sleep! In the next few weeks, we’ll unravel these categories and discuss the actionable steps you can take.

For this week, look for ways you can get a little extra sleep at night! It can be 20 minutes or it can be two hours, any bit can help!

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