I thought I would pass along a couple tools that have helped me out recently, forgive me if they have already been shared.
Heart Rate Variability
If you are like me and don’t like to wear gadgets but want to track your heart rate variability this app is fantastic and works like a charm https://www.hrv4training.com/ It is $15 on the app store and the best purchase I have made in a long time. Found out about it when I was reading the latest edition of the Cyclists Training Bible
Melatonin in natural foods
Also if you are like me and have sleep problems sometimes but dont like to take any supplements this podcast on Melatonin in natural foods is a great source https://nutritionfacts.org/audio/more-on-melatonin/. Long story short there is enough melatonin in 2 pistachio nuts to provide a benefit to your sleep. The past 5 nights I have eaten 5 pistachio nuts shortly before bed time and 4 of those nights I have had a fantastic sleep. Perhaps it is the placebo effect, my own imagination or some other factor but I will keep eating some pistachio nuts before bed for the foreseeable future. Hope these tools help you guys as much as they help me.