Our pals at MyoMaster aim to improve all aspects of human performance and optimal performance begins with a good night’s sleep. More than 30% of us are sleep deprived and experiencing significant impact on our everyday lives as a result. Find out how to use percussive therapy to transform your sleep.
Good sleep is essential for maintaining peak fitness, improving accuracy, faster sprint time and overall athletic performance. While sleeping the body release hormones which stimulate muscle growth and repair, bone building and fat burning. The average person needs 7 hours of sleep a night but when you’re training this can be significantly more. Tennis star Roger Federer reportedly sleeps an average of 12 hours per night.
Percussive massage has proven to have an effect on our central nervous system encouraging deep restorative sleep during which time the body repairs itself. A study consisting of 73 participants found that 87% of participants fell asleep faster and had improved sleep efficiency after using a Percussive Massage device. 100% reported improvements in overall quality of life, among traditional lifestyle improvements after the use of a massage gun immediately following exercise and 30 minutes before bed.
Using your MyoPro 30 minutes before bed will help tell your body that it’s time for sleep. Apply a light pressure and glide over your neck, lower back, forearms, quads, shins and feet for 30 seconds per muscle group. This will activate your parasympathetic nervous system, helping you wind down, relax and significantly improve the quality of your sleep.