Exploring the intersection of sleep science and athletic performance. Written by the team at Rise Science.

Sleep to Live

World’s Oldest Person Attributes Life Longevity to 8 Hours of Nightly Sleep

Our work here at Rise Science focuses on how sleep affects athletes on the field. Our mission, however, is rooted in a principle that sleeping right is for everyone—we believe that no one should be excluded from sleep reformation. We simply don’t accept statements such as: “I wish I could sleep more, but I just can’t. I don’t have time!” or “if I slept more, I wouldn’t get any work done,” or “are you crazy? I barely get everything done in the hours that I am awake!”

Why do we reject these types of excuses? Because sleeping properly is about getting the most out of your awake hours, realizing your highest potential, and living life to its fullest. It’s one of the most critical factors for your overall health.

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Sleep and Reaction Time

In almost every athletic competition, reaction time is critical to performance. You want to be faster than your opponent. A few milliseconds can make the difference between victory and defeat.

Reaction time is a natural ability—you can’t train to improve it. Not getting enough sleep, however, will slow your reaction time.

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Sleep and Weight Management

The overlooked correlation

For elite athletes, managing weight is almost always an issue. For some, it means losing belly fat. For others, it means putting on lean muscle. Sometimes it’s just about maintaining your goal weight. And on first thought you’d think it’s a simple rule:

In order to gain weight, you should consume more calories than you burn. To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you consume. To maintain weight, burn as many calories as you eat.

Seems easy enough, no?

So why is there a 65-billion dollar industry dedicated to helping folks lose weight?

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Become a better athlete in your sleep

If you care about athletic performance, you can no longer afford to ignore the factor of sleep. You know about nutrition and you know about exercise. Sleep is the remaining third pillar of health. To reach your athletic potential, you need to understand how sleep—or lack thereof—affects you physically and mentally.

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