5 Reasons Why You Need Sleep to Compete

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Athletes should be getting more sleep that than the average person. Anywhere from 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night is recommended for athletes, whereas average adults should be getting around 7 to 9 hours of sleep.

Grow, don’t get slow. 💪

Keeping up with sleep is important for growth. The growth hormone stimulates muscle growth and repair, along with bone and fat burning. In addition to that, it also helps athletes to have better recoveries.

Who doesn’t want to win? 🏆

Who would have thought that sleep could help you win? Not only does the amount of sleep matter, but the quality of it does as well. A good combination of the two is important when it comes to winning. REM sleep (rapid eye movement sleep) gives your body and brain energy, which is very much needed to obtain a win.

Want to increase your athletic abilities? 🏋

Not only does good sleep feel good, but it makes you look good too. Show of your athletic skills after you’ve been well rested because sleep has been said to improve accuracy, speed, and reaction time. Make sure to get your beauty rest to look and feel your best!

Blue Tent 👨

No one wants to wait in line to be checked, so just get your rest! Sleep well to stay away from injuries. Sleeping allows bones, growth plates, ligaments, tendons and muscles to repair, recover and regenerate. 

Time to compete 🎖

Keep tabs on your favorite athletes, do you sleep as much as they do?  NBA player, LeBron James, sprinter, Usain Bolt and tennis player, Roger Federer are all said to sleep between 8 to 12 hours each night. Try it out and see if you feel like the next professional athlete!

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