Sleep has various physiological and cognitive benefits.
Quality ‘deep’ sleep can aid restoration of energy levels and repair of exercise-induced damage.
Sleep quality can be helped by quality protein intake, adequate hydration and sleep-promoting foods.
Sleep deprivation may have potential effects on strength, power, endurance, reaction times and cognitive function.
Similarly, poor sleep can lead to immunosuppression, lack of energy, growth and repair (needed for adaptation). As a result, there is greater susceptibility to infection.