Sleep and Performance

Sleep and Performance

Sleep and Athletic Performance

Many people work hard in the gym, in the kitchen, and on the playing field to improve their athletic performance….BUT DON’T FORGET ABOUT SLEEP! Studies have shown adequate sleep to improve speed, accuracy, and reaction time in athletes.  The most general recommendation is 8 hours of sleep a night, but an athlete in training may need more. 


  1. Get on a normal scheduled of going to sleep and waking up at the same time every day. Try not to make any exceptions.
  2. Avoid sleep medications
  3. Avoid caffeine. (At the minimum cut back 2-3 days prior to competition)
  4. Carbohydrates 30-60 minutes before bedtime can help induce drowsiness


11 July 2018


Fitness, Sports Performance