Optimal sleep is likely to be beneficial in reaching peak athletic performance. Sleep serves a restorative function as the body repairs its self during sleep. Many athletes do not realise that peak performance can only occur when their sleep habits are well established and effective.
During high-level competition, sleep is often one of the greatest issues faced by athletes. The most common reason athletes attribute to sleep problems is worrying about expectations & evaluations of past or upcoming events. The excitement of high-level competition and early morning training schedules are other causes of sleep issues.
Decrements in sleep can lead to decreased information processing, attention/ focus, reaction times, mood, performance, as well as poor decision-making, nutrition, memory and suppression of the immune system. Peak Preparation will provide you with tips, strategies and recommendations to optimise your sleep hygiene and ultimately improve your performance.