Oh, so you don't think there is any correlation between the "quality" of bedtime sleep/rest your'e getting and physical performance? Well, according to the 2008 Better Sleep Month (BSM) national survey, sponsored by the Better Sleep Council (BSC):
- Respondents getting nine hours of sleep or more are more likely to engage in higher-intensity workouts (biking, running, weight lifting, etc.).
- Seven in 10 (70 percent) report that they are not getting the recommended amount of sleep needed each night (7.5 hours or more) to perform at their best each day.
"Sleep deprivation impacts us physically, which can negatively affect our coordination, agility, mood and energy," says Dr. Bert Jacobson, professor and head of the School of Educational Studies at Oklahoma State University (OSU) and the lead author of the new study Grouped Comparisons of Sleep Quality for New and Personal Bedding Systems. "Research shows that sleeping better and longer leads to improvements in athletic performance, including faster sprint time, better endurance, lower heart rate, and even improved mood and higher levels of energy during a workout."
I think it would be pretty cool to buy Zeo and see how much "quality" sleep I'm getting each night. Well, I don't have to buy Zeo, I can tell you right now...NOT MUCH. Sometimes I drink coffee, wine, beer after dinner and I'm usually working in my office until midnight. Not to mention getting up each day at 0600. So, what's with that? A coach that doesn't practice what he preaches? Do as I say, not as I do? Well, that's all about to change. I'm going to practice what I preach. I think I am going to buy Zeo. After I use it, I think I'll have the athletes I coach use it as well for a week or so. I'd really be interested to see how others are sleeping..more importantly how much "quality" undisturbed sleep they are getting. If you're interested in trying it..let me know and I'll loan it to you...that's after I try it.
Power ON! Coach Rob