Monday, June 29, 2009

Do Athletes Need Sleep?

If you’re like me, you lose some sleep as an athlete. Particularly, if you’re an early morning athlete.

There’s no doubt that rest is important to athletes and studies show in enhances performance.

Personally, I’m into the early morning workout routine. So, some days I will miss out on some sleep. Certainly, on the nights prior to an event, I miss out on some sleep as well. However, missing out on a little sleep isn’t going to affect your performance in an event.

Check out Christine Luff’s post on at It offers some great insight on how rest and and sleep is important to athletes.

1 comment:

kara said...

I actually run pretty good with no sleep... But then I'm used to the not sleeping world.