When Recovery Requires Rest
......In February, Singh’s team published a paper that assessed the role of sleep among players in the NBA, which was followed up by a commentary in April on sleep in professional sports in general, and another in June, about sleep in the NBA bubble. The consequence of poor quality sleep and insufficient (less than 7 hours’) sleep is clear: it negatively affects athletes’ mental and physical health, increases risk of injury, and decreases performance. The February paper cites Sacramento Kings assistant coach Jason March, in an interview where he shared: “You ask anybody in the room, the thing I talk about is sleep…I think in a couple of years [sleep deprivation] will be an issue that’s talked about, like the NFL with concussions.”....   ...more

Bethany`s Notes: Rest and sleep....similar but different. Both are essential to the athlete life.

- - Volume: 9 - WEEK: 29 Date: 7/17/2021 5:12:15 AM -