Elite football teams mustn’t sleep on sleep science
FEATURE / DR. CHRIS JAMES (BSC, MSC, DCLINPSY) AND DAVID THORNE (BSC, MSC) SLEEP ATHLETIC
Sleep and performance science is a growing field, with more and more elite performance teams looking to tap into sleep as a way to
gain a competitive edge through boosting performance and recovery. Sleep science
has been a part of American sport for much longer, with NBA1, MLB2 and NFL3 teams
having enjoyed the benefits of specialist
sleep guidance for a decade or two. Football has lagged behind, but there are forward- thinking teams that realise that specialist sleep guidance can make a huge difference to athletic performance.