In recent posts, I’ve been writing about how much we need to take our sleep more seriously. As I have made clear, I’m a big advocate of optimising sleep to improve everyday health. In this article, I wanted to shine a light on one group in society that is already taking sleep seriously – the high performance athletes.
Have you noticed that when athletes and managers talk to the press, they now mention the words “fatigue” and “recovery” more than they may have done in years gone by. This is no surprise when we consider the lengths that professional sports teams and sporting bodies are going to in the pursuit of performance gains.
Melissa Benoit had a terminal lung infection, she waited an unprecedented 6 days without lungs whilst waiting for a transplant. This left her muscles unable to even support her head, but thanks to physiotherapy she can now walk again