SLEEP WELL TO WIN: SLEEP AND NUTRITION TACTICS FOR BETTER PERFORMANCE
Optimal sleep is critical for health and is considered one of the most potent performance enhancers available, and it's free. During sleep, many processes take place including repairing and rebuilding muscle, and the pruning and forming of new memories. For an athlete, sub-optimal sleep can lead to impaired mood, shorter time to exhaustion, poor nutrition choices, and greater injury risk. Dr. Amy Bender from the University of Calgary discusses the importance of making sure athletes get sufficient quantity, quality and timing of sleep and what practitioners can do to help athletes get better sleep.