Thanks to my friend Dr. Yishan Xu, a clinical psychologist, for inviting me to chat with her on her Deep Into Sleep Podcast. In this “Sleep, Sport, and Productivity” Episode, I shared some information and research on athletes’ sleep and performance, as well as a brief overview of self-determination theory that explains motivation.
Do you know many world champions are also sleep champions? For instance, Roger Federer sleeps for 12 hours a day including a 2-hour nap; LeBron James sleeps for about 10-12 every night. If you want to know more about how sleep relates to sports performance and well-being, check out the podcast episode and additional resources below.
Tricks Athletes Use to Make Sleep a Priority: https://www.sleep.org/articles/athletes-and-sleep/
Athlete Sleep Screening Questionnaire: https://centreforsleep.com/education-and-awareness/athlete-sleep-screening-questionnaire/