Sleep is one of the pillars of good health, along with food and exercise. Lack of quality sleep is associated with many chronic diseases such as burnout, heart disease, depression, and chronic pain. For athletes, sleep is the time for cellular repair and is an essential part of a training program.
Stress and overstimulation can accumulate during the day, making it difficult to get quality rest. Foam rolling, when done correctly, activates the parasympathetic nervous system and gets your body ready to enter deep, restorative sleep. Try this relaxing five-minute pre-sleep routine and notice the benefits.