Want To Be a Better Athlete... Then Get Some Sleep

Athletes of all ages spend hundreds of dollars each year purchasing nutritional supplements that claim to enhance athletic performance, cause rapid muscle growth and lean up flabby bodies. While everyone should be concerned with the hazards and negative side effects of these supplements, collegiate athletes have the additional worry of knowing whether or not the supplement contains illegal, performance enhancing drugs. Really improving one's athletic performance may actually come down to an easy, less expensive alternative- SLEEP.

"Getting extra sleep over an extended period of time improves athletic performance, alertness and mood, according to a research abstract presented June 8, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, at SLEEP 2010, the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC."

To read more of this abstract from Science Daily click here.