Evening Routine to Rest, Restore, and Recover Optimally

Evening Routine to Rest, Restore, and Recover Optimally

What’s the secret to a faster recovery? Better performance? Reduced risk of injury?

A dedicated evening routine.

How you spend your evenings can make a huge difference in how you perform during the day - both mentally and physically. Try it out for yourself with this 5-step evening routine that’s designed to help you recover optimally overnight.

5 Steps to a Recovery-Enhancing Evening Routine

1. Switch to anti-inflammatory beverages by 4PM.

Start your “evening” routine early by cutting out caffeinated beverages like coffee by 4PM. Instead, start sipping on anti-inflammatory drinks to stay hydrated and give your body the antioxidant power it needs to repair and regenerate.
Great choices include herbal teas (like peppermint, rose, and turmeric ginger), pomegranate juice, and lemon water. Green tea and matcha are also helpful, but keep in mind that they do contain caffeine and are better to drink before 4PM.

2. Work out lingering muscle tension with stretching and massage.

Don’t wait until you’re tucked into bed to address muscle tension or that aching back. Take 10-20 minutes to do some light stretching or yin yoga to release tension and prevent nighttime pain.
Then, apply Unstoppable CBD Sports Recovery Gel to any problem areas (especially the neck, shoulders, lower back, or knees). Massage tight or painful muscles yourself, or use a roller, balls, or resistance bands to work out tension.

3. Take a warm bath, then a cold shower.

Contrast therapy, or using heat followed by cold, has been shown to improve cellular function and relax the mind. Some studies show it may also increase your production of human growth hormone and reduce inflammation.
Mimic the sauna-to-ice bath therapy by taking a warm shower or bath before bed. Before getting out, stand under a cold shower for about 1-2 minutes (or as long as you can stand it).
While it may seem like extreme temperatures would ramp up your adrenaline and pump you full of energy, that’s not the full story. Contrast therapy does trigger the sympathetic nervous system response, but it is quickly followed by a parasympathetic (relaxation) response that lasts several hours.

4. Take Unstoppable PM Formula: Rest + Recovery Tincture before bed.

Unstoppable CBD PM Formula: Rest + Recovery is designed to help the body de-stress and unwind while also encouraging optimal cellular recovery from daily stressors and muscle tension. This full-spectrum CBD-based tincture also contains lavender, chamomile, and sandalwood to encourage restful sleep and repair. Take one serving under the tongue and hold for one minute before swallowing.

5. Fall asleep to Yoga Nidra.

You can’t really do yoga in your sleep, but with Yoga Nidra, you can give your body the most restorative transition into sleep possible. Yoga Nidra is a type of meditation or “yogic sleep” that is practiced lying down. Traditionally, you wouldn’t try to fall asleep while practicing Yoga Nidra, but it is often used as a way to lull your mind and body into a restful state.
During Yoga Nidra, you are guided into delta waves, which are the most deeply restorative and healing brain waves. As you drift off into sleep, your body will be primed for enhanced recovery and repair. Check out these guided Yoga Nidra meditations to get started.

A stronger tomorrow starts with a restful tonight. Give yourself the mind and body rejuvenation you deserve with this evening routine and Unstoppable PM Formula for Rest + Recovery. Shop now!

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