You snooze, you win!
Sports fever is upon us this month, with the US National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament and the Australian Football League just kicking off, amongst many other International sporting events.
Sports scientists from around the world have suggested that adrenaline, lactic acid clearance and other biochemical factors are far from the only variables affecting performance (and subsequent fatigue) amongst athletes. Many athletes have secondary jobs or other significant responsibilities, and of course, their personal lives, to factor into their routines. International sporting teams often hire sleep specialists to have one-on-ones with athletes, not only to teach them about the role of sleep in preparation and recovery, but also to review their home sleeping environments and offer simple but effective suggestions.
Football clubs including Real Madrid and Manchester City have fitted their training complexes out with specially designed bedrooms for their players and staff to sleep in prior to a game and during training events. Manchester United also have sleep pods installed at the training grounds for players to nap between training sessions.
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