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“Unparalleled expertise on sleep and performance.” —Leonard Zaichkowsky, Ph.D., author of The Playmaker's Advantage: How to Raise Your Mental Game to the Next Level
In the world of professional athletes, competitive sports, high-intensity training and macronutrient diets, there’s an often overlooked, key tactic in any team’s winning formula: sleep! But with fatigue management and sleep science, coaches, players and even managers can greatly improve their performance, and ultimately, unlock new potential.
There is no question that athletes need rigorous training and effective physical conditioning in order to succeed. But very few athletes care as much about resting as they do about working hard. This book aims to change that by explaining why sleep is a crucial factor for maximizing peak performance and engaging in purposeful recovery. Sleep science experts Pat Byrne and Suzanne Byrne have dedicated their lives to understanding sleep as it relates to athletic performance: from sleep latency, circadian rhythms and sleep debt to sleep trackers and debunking the most common myths around sleep. Combining the best and latest research to empower athletes to optimize their performance, Inconvenient Sleep: Why Teams Win and Lose reveals effective strategies to manage your sleep while understanding its full effects and complexities. This is the ultimate exploration to sleeping towards success—for athletes and non-athletes alike.