Sleep is the most often over looked aspect of peak performance!
Sleep is tied to .....
- Reaction time
- Mental awareness
- Muscular recovery
- Converting what you just learned to memory!
Only 4 hours of sleep a night for a week is like drinking a 6 pack and then going to work! Lack of sleep causes testosterone levels to temporarily drop and dip by an amount equal to 11 years of aging and a single all-nighter can also do the same thing! 8 hours of good sleep is essential. Early into a nights sleep blood supply to the muscles increases and human growth hormones are released allowing for the body to repair itself. New information learned that day is rehearsed and organized by the mind. In the final 1/4 of sleep activity in the motor cortex creates NEW MUSCLE MEMORY FROM THE DAYS ACTIVITY!
When sleep is cut short, testosterone levels don't fully replenish, muscles don't rebuild and recover and NEW INFORMATION DOES NOT MAKE IT INTO LONG TERM MEMORY!!Back to Blog