Sleep for Top Performance
It’s true! Quality sleep at night is often the key to winning the day, for everyone from the pros to the rec league basketball player and the weekend 5k racer.
- Sleep Leads to Recovery:
- Too Tired to Compete
- Keep it Cool
- Sleep is Essential Most athletes simply would not believe you if you promised a treatment that could naturally increase growth hormones, improve muscle and tissue recovery rates, help prevent illness and injury, and reduce stress levels. The truth is, sleep does it all – no pills or powders needed!
Sleep is the best way to recover after a rigorous training session. We may be resting, but our bodies use this time to repair themselves from the wear and tear of training. While we sleep, our bodies release natural growth hormones that stimulate bone building, muscle growth and repair, and fat burning. Sleep supports cognitive functions like memory retention, which help us learn and remember new skills and body movements. Also, our bodies use the time we spend asleep to store energy that will be used during the next round of physical activity. Sleep deprivation can be disastrous to physical performance because shorter sleep periods don’t provide the body with sufficient opportunity to regenerate cells and repair from the stress of workouts, games and daily activities.
Athletic activity puts a lot of demands on both your body and your brain. Without sleep, neither can keep up the pace and both will fatigue at a faster rate. This fatigue affects reaction time and the body’s immune system, meaning that sleep-deprived athletes are more susceptible to illness and injury. Also, research from the National Sleep Foundation suggests that lack of sleep leads to increased levels of stress hormones. These hormones can trigger your body to go into a catabolic state, causing it to break down muscle and store fat – the exact opposite of what anyone normally needs.
Everybody is different, but athletes tend to sweat more during their sleep. This is because their metabolic rate is higher than average, and the extra metabolic activity and corresponding blood flow can lead to many athletes feeling like they “sleep hot.”
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