What can we learn about sleep from elite athletes? As official sleep partner to Saracens RFC, we were privileged to invite Saracens and England player Alex Lozowski and performance coach Tom Sherriff into the studio to find out.
For sports professionals, sleep is part of the recipe for success. With increased scrutiny on treating it as an essential activity alongside training and nutrition, we chatted about how to put the right level of emphasis on it without piling on the pressure, the best time to take a nap and how to cope on the road when you’re a strapping lad squeezed into a single bed.
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Some of the studies and research referenced in the show include:
- The Effects of Sleep Extension on the Athletic Performance of Collegiate Basketball Players
- Association between late-night tweeting and next-day game performance among professional basketball players (NBA)
- Olympic cycling: marginal gains underpin Team GB dominance
And you can find out more about how to listen to your body and set up your sleeping environment for better rest in some of our other blog posts: