Performance expert offers sleep advice
There are a number of different techniques and habits that can help those who are struggling to sleep with getting enough rest, according to performance expert Andrew May.
He described sleep as a "secret weapon" that can help people achieve their aims and reach the top of their game in their personal and working lives.
Writing in the Sydney Morning Herald, the coach - who has worked with a number of elite sportspeople - encouraged people to make sleep a priority rather than treating it as an inconvenience.
"Sleep isn't an evolutionary error; it's something that we all need in order to perform each day," argued Mr May, suggesting that those who can should settle into a routine before going to bed
in order to prepare the body for an extended rest.
One way to do this is to cut out any caffeine after 15:00 and avoid using any technology such as laptops and iPhones before bed, the expert concluded.
Christopher Winter, sleep advisor for Men's Health magazine, recently argued that forming a good sleeping pattern could prolong the career of top athletes.
Posted by Elizabeth Mewes