Health, wellness & sport

Link Between Sleep And Sports Performance

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Athletes are going to these crazy extents to make themselves better, with gas masks and all these different things
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Rest is so important !
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Sleep is important for everything you do, you should definitely get more of it
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Anything about working out is important
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of course sleep is important. its when the body gets a chance to rest, recover and rejuvenate.
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From this article it can be seen that sleep is very important for successful performance. Not only does a lack of sleep affect our physical state but it can also affect our mental state in many ways.
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We’re going to start to get really granular on this as it pertains to an athlete’s competition,” he says. “Sleep is the foundation for health and performance, and we’re trying to get these athletes two or three per cent better.
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If you are performing at a high level sleep is very important. That is why there is quiet time for athletes before each game.
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I would think sleep is needed to perform better. I suck if I don't get 6 hours myself
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Athletes are going to these crazy extents to make themselves better, with gas masks and all these different things,” says Adrian Lightowler, U of T’s head strength and conditioning coach. “The two we hit them with all the time: hydrate and sleep. That’s the two easiest things you can possibly do to make yourself significantly better.
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Elite athletes can't spare even fractions of a second to react to a play unfolding in front of them. Sleep deprivation is known to reduce reaction times significantly. Even a single all-nighter can reduce reaction times by more than 300%, not to mention recovering takes several days. Studies have shown even a surprisingly low level of fatigue can impair reaction times as much, if not more, than being legally drunk.
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