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Can’t sleep – 4 tips to help boxers get their nightly rest

It's not surprising, given their tireless training schedules, that many boxers can't sleep after a hard day, but nutritionist Robert Seaborne has answers

4. Can’t sleep? (Turn off) All of the Lights

NOT strictly nutritional advice, but background light plays a big role in your sleep pattern. Melatonin is the hormone that is believed to control the sleep-wake cycle of the body. The blue light waves from gadgets (i.e. phones, laptops etc.) suppress the release of melatonin within the brain, and stop you falling asleep as quickly. For boxers, the advice is to turn off all gadgets that emit background light 30 minutes-one hour before bed.

Robert Seaborne BSc (Hons), MS

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