We often mistake sleep and fatigue to only effect those working shift work , but recent articles in the news have bought to light the importance of sleep in sports for professional athletes.
In the last week we have seen the spotlight being put on Wimbledon, where we learnt that the key to both Andy Murray and Marion Batoli’s recent victories was managing sleep and adding additional z’s into their daily routines. More recently, the press has highlighted the Indian cricket team’s demanding touring and playing schedule and the importance of sleep and recovery for Tour de France riders.
Fatigue can have serious effects on professional athletes performance and can reduce injury and recovery periods. However, measuring, managing and mitigating athlete fatigue can be hard.
In the news: