There is a positive relationship between sleep and optimal performance. Often athletes have low sleep quality and quantity. The reasons have a wide variety of variables such as; studying, dating, family, scheduling, travel, extracurricular activities, the list is extensive.

Proper Sleep Can Affect How You Respond To A Workout Even Being Fit and Strong

For many, sleep tends to be a low priority relative to other training and social demands. Ultimately, expanding total sleep duration plays a crucial role in physical and cognitive performance and is an important factor in reducing risk of injury. Behavioral changes, napping, establishing regular sleep patterns, improving sleep environment, identifying those with potential sleep disorders all lead one closer to the desired training outcome.

Wearable sensor technology has become a strategy for athlete monitoring in sport. Sensors provide trainees, their coaches and athletic training staff with a method of monitoring real-time movement and sleep tracking. This field is extremely promising, yet the translation of physiological parameters and biomarkers from its technological data is still in its infancy.

Most importantly for a motivated athlete is the understanding that sleep, positively or negatively affects speed, endurance, strength, power, recovery, attention, memory, illness, injury, weight maintenance, growth, recovery and more.

Make proper sleeping patterns as important as all aspects of programming to Get Strong.