How Sleep Helps Our Fitness

I recently listened to an episode of the Champions of Data podcast from Polar about sleep. I found it very insightful and learned lots of things I didn’t know about sleep. I thought I’d share it here with you so you can get the most out of your workouts & recovery through sleep.

Episode Summary

Sleep is nature’s own doping method, says Dr. Henri Tuomilehto, the sleep specialist whose mission is to help pro athletes and regular people alike to understand the value of a good night’s sleep. In this episode, we find out how sleep affects an athlete’s performance and what actually happens in the human body during sleep. Dr. Tuomilehto also shares some of his best tips on how to sleep better. Can you really improve your sleep if you’re light sleeper by nature? Listen to find out.

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