Olympic athletes are at the top of their game. They push the limits in sports and have proven to be some of the best athletes in the world. Dedications to their sport, commitment, and unstoppable training have conditioned them to be in their prime and compete for gold medals to represent themselves and their countries. Restorative sleep is just as important as the training itself. How much do Olympic athletes sleep?
Many athletes have coaches that monitor their sleep schedules to ensure that they are getting the proper amount of recovery. A lack of sleep can be detrimental to an athlete’s performance because sleep is crucial for muscle recovery. Studies have also proven that sleep loss can have a negative effect on focus and energy.
Many Olympic athletes report that they get a minimum of eight hours of sleep per night. Some also say that midday naps before or after intense training session help them get the amount of sleep that they need.
They stick to consistent training and sleeping schedules. An early morning workout requires them to go to bed earlier to achieve the eight-hour minimum that there bodies’ need. Athletes go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends.
So, what can we learn from the Olympic athletes about sleep? A lot! We would all benefit from making sleep a priority. Many Americans are sleep deprived and do not put an emphasis on the rest and recovery that we need.
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Sleep like an Olympic athlete and not just while the Winter Games are on! Stick to a routine, make sleep a priority, aim for a minimum of eight hours, and find a mattress that is perfect for you.