I thought I was just getting older and starting to wake up early. That and having a toddler. I figured it was normal. I was wrong. Everyone should have black out curtains for the bedroom. I actually thought our bedroom previous had been dark enough. I was wrong.
If you are paying for all kinds of performance enhancing stuff, black out curtains should be a the top of the list. I can't believe how deep I'm back to sleeping with this addition a little over a week ago.
Sleep is the number one recovery tool you have. If it goes bad you go bad. Anything you do to enhance it will create a better way for your body to recover from work/stress/training.
I can't implore you enough.
I can't see my hand in front of my face, black.
Watch your sleep magically improve.