SLEEP WELL TO WIN: SLEEP & 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. This handout discusses the importance of making sure athletes get sufficient quantity, quality and timing of sleep.