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by Pickleball Superstore April 18, 2023

pickleball superstore tips - get your sleep

Today's Tuesday Tip is all about sleep and how important that is for athletes.

"Proper sleep has helped me get to where I am today as an athlete, and it is something that I continue to rely on every day."

-Tom Brady

Attention Pickleball Players / Athletes

Optimal athletic performance isn't just about physical strength, speed, and agility - it's also about getting enough shut-eye! Studies have found that insufficient sleep can compromise accuracy, reaction time, and endurance. In addition, without adequate slumber, your body won't be able to reboot to its optimal level.

A good night's sleep lowers cortisol levels to fend off inflammation, weakened immunity, and extended recovery time. Sleep also stimulates growth hormone production; this powerful compound helps repair worn-down muscles from exercise-induced strain during restorative sleep cycles.

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Generally speaking, you should aim to get 7-9 hours of restful slumber each night for peak performance.

Here Are A Few "Nigh-Nigh" Tips:

1. Relaxation Techniques: Try calming activities such as deep breathing exercises or yoga to achieve restful sleep.  Even listening to soundtracks like Deeply Theta.

2. Create a Relaxing Sleep Environment: Reduce distractions in the bedroom and keep it comfortable with a mild temperature, darkness, and silence.

3. Stay Consistent: Keep a sleep schedule and go to bed at a usual time every day of the week - this can help regulate your body's natural cycle for sleeping better each night.

4. Minimize Stimulants: Avoid caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol before bed. They can interfere with getting quality shut-eye!

5. Don't Fight It: If you're struggling to sleep after thirty minutes, don't reach for your phone or flip the lights on- opt instead for something soothing like reading in soft light or playing smooth melodies. These activities are sure to help lull you into slumberland!

6. Avoid Sleeping Pills: Stay away from things like Melatonin.  Yes, you might fall asleep for 6 hours, but this is a synthetic hormone which can impact other systems within your body.  Also, many people wake up groggy after taking Melatonin.  Be careful and cognizant of this - especially the night before a pickleball tournament.

Sleep is essential to achieving peak performance and long-term health - from hormone regulation to muscle repair and cognitive function support. There's no doubt that adequate rest contributes significantly to athletic success. So, take a break, hit the hay, and allow a good night's sleep to maximize your competitive edge and benefit your overall well-being.



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