Manchester United Performances
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To celebrate World Sleep Day, we’ve handpicked our Top 5 Manchester United Performances of the season thus far.
It’s no secret that a better sleep leads to a better performance, and this list is inspired by the elite performers over at the Theatre of Dreams, complimented by tips from our very own Dream Scientists.
5. Ole Ole Ole
The appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjær as Caretaker Manager brought a new outlook to the United dressing room that inspired player performance, starting with a thumping 5-1 victory at Cardiff City.
When you’re on a high and your adrenalin is pumping it can be difﬁcult to nod off at bed time. Try something new like meditation or listening to relaxing music before going to sleep. Sometimes all we need for a better night’s sleep is a change in our bedtime routine.
4. Solskjaer’s First Big Test
There’s nothing sweeter than traveling to Wembley and returning home with 3 points. In Solskjaer’s ﬁrst major test at the helm, United ﬂashed not only their resiliency but their tactical prowess in a critical domestic clash versus Tottenham. DeGea’s brilliance coupled with Rashford’s marksmanship saw the Reds victorious on the night.
Sleep time tactics? Remember – consistency is key to any better night. Try going to bed at the same time each night and setting your alarm for the same wakeup each day, even on weekends. It may be difﬁcult at ﬁrst, but getting into a natural rhythm will help your body regulate its sleep cycle better, leaving you feeling at your best.
3. Mata Magic
With 5 minutes left on United’s possible exit from the Champion’s League, Juan Mata sent in a stunning curler of a freekick in Turin. Moments later, an Ashley Young in-swinger took a United bounce off Juventus defender Alex Sandro, seeing the Reds through to the knockout stages.
If the excitement of a last minute decider leaves you up past your bedtime remember; however tempted you are to rewatch a goal, at least a half hour before bed switch off your cell (mobile) phones or computer screens. The blue light emitted from these devices can mess with your internal sleep clock and send the wrong signals to your brain
2. Fergie Time Returns
There’s nothing like a nod to the old days. Down 2-0 and facing imminent defeat against Newcastle, United deﬁed the odds, replying on extra time at Old Trafford, tallying 3 goals in the last 20 minutes of play to complete one of the most exciting comebacks of the season.
It may not seem like much, but an extra few minutes can make all the difference. Taking a 20 minute power nap can help you catch up on lost sleep and improve daily performance.
1. The Miracle in Paris
Missing 10 critical players and facing imminent elimination from European football, United shocked the world with a gritty 3-1 victory at the Parc des Princes with a brace from in form Romelu Lukaku. On a night highlighted by critical performances, nothing was more important than Marcus Rashford’s penalty in the 94th minute, knocking Paris St. Germain out of the tournament.
Just like this game, life today is fast-moving as we tend to get less and less quantity of sleep, and it can be difﬁcult to keep up with the pace. Nothing is more critical or important for your body than deep sleep, which makes it even more important to ensure that you’re getting the right quality.The right mattress can help with this.