Ultramarathoner and new mom Rachel struggled to fall asleep and routinely woke up at least once every night. Using Ixcela testing and Ixcela Registered Dietitian expertise, Rachel implemented her personalized recommendations. After 90 days, she reported waking up during the night only once or twice per week, and she rarely had trouble falling asleep. Improved sleep helped Rachel recover faster. During her previous marathon training, she had suffered through shin splints regularly. This time around, she was relieved to complete her training without being interrupted by painful shin splints.
A damaged or leaky gut
Too much caffeine
Increased body temperature
Too much stress
Poor sleeping environment
Runners often have a hard time sleeping after intense training days, and they frequently report waking up several times throughout the night. This can affect performance, inflammation, injury, motivation, and mental clarity.
Most runners understand the importance of adequate sleep, but the solution is not necessarily as simple as following a consistent bedtime routine or sipping herbal tea.
Ixcela programs use testing to identify the problem. Then, an Ixcela Registered Dietitian explains your data and prioritizes your food, supplement, and lifestyle recommendations based on your goals and your willingness to change. No more guesswork!