1) Sleep should be made a priority.
I know, It's very easy to fall behind on sleep with our busy schedules nowadays. However, if you aren't sleeping enough you are missing out on a free boost to your performance. Sleep deprivation interferes with memory, energy levels, mental abilities, and mood. It effects your performance at work, school, and in your particular sport.
According to Stanford researcher, Cheri Mah, sleep can have a major impact on athletic performance.
Cheri Mah recommends 7-8 hours a night for adults and 9+ hours for youth.
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