Sleep is an important aspect of any training regimen, the same as recovery. If you focus on getting your reps or other workout routines done when you lack enough sleep, you increase your risk of getting injured, prevent your body from healing, lose focus and well, botch any training plans you may have. But why exactly is sleep so important after exercise?
The main role of sleep is to replenish the body’s energy supplies that have been used up during the day. Research suggest that those who have a high level of intellectual and physical activity need more quality sleep to fully recuperate from the day’s activities.
Quality is better than quantity
After a heavy workout, eight hours of being in bed won’t matter if you’re not really able to sleep well – say, if you toss and turn because of a lumpy or too-hard mattress. Aim for quality, restful …