SLEEP – A NON-NEGOTIABLE but is POORLY PRESCRIBED!
It is recommended that 7-9 hours of sleep will allow for psychological, physiological and physical recovery. Every tissue in the body is renewed faster during sleep than at any time when awake. Here are just a few other ways that sleep can optimise performance;
PSYCHOLOGICAL: Increased in reaction Times, Improved learning and memory capabilities, and increases motivation.
PHYSIOLOGICAL: Balanced release of hormones.
PHYSICAL: reduces the likelihood of injury and decreases illness susceptibility