Sleep To Succeed
It’s well-known how important sleep is for athletes, but a new study from Finland found that one in four pro athletes suffered from significant sleeping disorders, which include problems with getting to sleep, snoring or sleep-disordered breathing. It was also found that most athletes were not getting enough sleep per night. The researchers evaluated 107 pro ice hockey players and determined that sleep-related guidance and personalised treatment plans could significantly improve the quality of the athletes’ sleep.
“Good recovery calls for a good night’s sleep,” says study leader and sleep specialist Henri Tuomilehto. “Solid research evidence of the adverse effects of sleeping disorders on our health and our ability to function exists, and this calls for action.”