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USSF: Sleep and Performance

USSF: R2R - Sleep and Performance

  • 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.

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