How Important is Sleep for Athletic Performance?

June 3, 2021 by

If I told an athlete that I have a drug that reduces stress, increases growth hormone production, improves recovery, enhances performance, reduces injury rate, and lowers body fat percentage, and it’s totally natural and free, they would do it. Every athlete would.

The drug exists, and it’s called sleep.

For everyone, sleep is a vital component to living optimally. Getting adequate sleep reduces the risk of many chronic diseases and sets us up for success in day-to-day life. As important as sleep is for normal people, it is even more important for athletes or people trying to take the next step in their fitness and health routine.

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