Sleep for Performance

Are you an athlete, regular gym goer or just looking to improve your health and fitness? If so, chances are you have put a lot of time and effort into your training program to get results. Ideally, you may also be looking at how frequently you train, try to manipulate variables such as the volume and intensity to keep progressing, and incorporate different types of exercise within your routine.  On top of this, you may also be trying to keep a good and healthy diet to give your body enough fuel and nutrition.
If you cover all this, it sounds like you’re on the right track.  But while these form a vital part of a good program, they are not the whole picture. One particular area we tend to neglect is Sleep.