Track your sleep.
I get asked a lot: “Coach! What’s the best recovery hack?” Sleep. Simple, old-fashioned, sleep. But while sleep is simple, the things that can affect its quality and quantity are not.
That’s why I recommend using a sleep tracker. (I’m not married to any of them, but I have several athletes who use and like the Whoop strap.)
Perform a little experiment on yourself and measure the effects with a sleep tracker. Usually watch TV before bed? Don’t do it for a few nights and see the effect it has on the quality of your sleep.
By spending money on a tracker and experimenting, you can customize your sleep routine to optimize your recovery.
— Joe Howdyshell, head coach of USSMA National Team