Sleep enhances performance in all aspects of life, no matter the age group. Particularly surprising were the statistics on sleep and sports. The book cites a study involving the Stanford basketball team. When these elite athletes increased their sleep average to eight and a half hours, their "sprint times were .7 seconds faster, free-throw shooting went up by 9 percent and three-point shooting increased by 9.2 percent." According to the book, "LeBron James swears by twelve hours a day when practicing." No wonder Fitbits include sleep trackers!
You would think that a book on sleep would be a sleep aid in itself, but it wasn't. It was pretty interesting. If you have a loved one you are trying to help sleep better, or if you want to improve your own sleep, try some of the tips in this book.
Happy reading (and sleeping),