Two new articles have recently come to our attention regarding the science behind good sleeping habits and their positive effects on athletic performance.
Study finds sleep increases athletic performance (from the Stanford Daily)
A School of Medicine study on the men’s basketball team published in this month’s issue of Sleep concluded that sleep extension — an increase in the time spent sleeping over baseline amounts — leads to improved athletic performance.
Extra Sleep Helps Give Stanford Athletes Peak Performance, Improved Alertness And Mood (From Medical News Today)
Getting extra sleep over an extended period of time improves athletic performance, mood and alertness, according to a research abstract that will be presented on Monday at the SLEEP 2008 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS) in Baltimore, Md.