Getting better sleep may be the most important thing you can do to improve your performance.

Getting better sleep may be the most important thing you can do to improve your performance.

Sleep Better with Ixcela

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.

    Sleep struggles may be caused by:

    A damaged or leaky gut

    Inadequate nutrients

    Too much caffeine

    Increased body temperature

    Too much stress

    Poor sleeping environment

    Do you wake up several times during the night?

    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.

    How do you know what to do?

    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!

    Chat with a Dietitian

    Schedule a 15-minute call with one of our registered dietitians to find out if Ixcela is a good fit for you.

    Here's how Ixcela has helped other athletes

    Paul wanted to qualify for the Olympics, but missing training days due to illness was interfering with his goal.
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    Professional triathlete Sarah Piampiano struggled with chronic inflammation and recovery after races.
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    Professional sailing team Oracle USA needed to reduce sickness so their athletes would be available for training.
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