Tag Archives: sleep deficit

Adolescent sleep: Why your teen’s love of sleep might be due to more than just laziness

Teenagers and sleep

  We’re over half-way through the summer holidays and if you have an adolescent in your midst at home you may well have noticed that their ability to sleep has reached epic proportions. But recent research has shown that there may be more to this partial hibernation than first meets the eye. In fact, it’s been […]

Carly Thornton and Luke Sandoe Guest Blog: The massive benefits of sleep

benefits of sleep

Elite Body and Fitness coaches Carly Thornton and Luke Sandoe understand what it takes to get in shape. We asked them to share their advice on getting shredded this summer and their answer was: Start with sleep.   Carly It’s a busy time for personal trainers in April. Everyone is looking to make those gains […]

Michelle Brannan Guest Post: The success or failure of a gym regime could rely on the quality of your sleep

better sleep

The clocks going forward can often energise people to start their summer fitness plan. With the beach beckoning and the weather starting to improve, you’ll see the gyms start to fill up again and the pavements being pounded by runners taking advantage of the lighter nights. I see this happen every year, both at elite […]

The role of sleep in athletic performance

sleep and athletic performance

While much focus has been placed on attaining optimum levels of performance through better exercise routines, nutrition and recovery techniques, it is only recently that attention has turned to the role sleep has to play. Research at Stanford University found that achieving nine hours of effective sleep improved basketball players’ performance by as much as […]