Thursday, December 19, 2019

Sleep and Sports

In an article by Kate Robards, she pointed out several instances where sufficient sleep was believed to contribute to athletic success. Meeta Singh, a sleep doctor, has worked with the Nationals since 1917 to improve their sleep routines. Together they have focused on creating better sleep schedules and rethinking travel arrangements to prioritize a good night’s sleep. She wrote, “It’s not just baseball players who recognize that sleep is key to achieving peak performance. Representing a wide variety of sports, athletes such as Usain Bolt, Maria Sharapova, Michael Phelps, Steph Curry and Lindsey Vonn . . . have opened up about their sleep habits.” So, yes. Sufficient amounts of quality sleep are being linked with athletic success.

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