Sleep Loss and Performance
If you have been following us for any amount of time you know love to talk about sleep! For our clients, we recommend 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Poor sleep is related to low testosterone in men, poor cognitive function and sickness. There is a direct correlation to injury and poor sleep for athletes as well as a measurable difference in performance.
In this study we look at sleep loss and strength performance:
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“Sleep loss appears to have a negative impact on exercise performance. If sleep loss is anticipated and unavoidable, individuals should avoid situations that lead to experiencing deprivation or late restriction, and prioritize morning exercise in an effort to maintain performance.”
If you are struggling with sleep, here are 4 things you can do TONIGHT to help:
- Go to sleep and get up and the same time each day.
- Avoid screen time 1-2 hours before bed
- No food 2-3 hours before bed
- Sleep in a dark, cool room