Sleep & Fitness

We all too often neglect one of the most important criteria for fitness and vitality.    Contrary to what some modern commentaters might believe, without adequate sleep, everything deteriorates.  Lack of sufficient sleep is implicated in a myriad of illnesses ranging from cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline and emotional disorders to numerous other physical ailments which effect our performance on the pitch and in daily life.  So, what should we do about it?  We look to two of the leading experts in this  field, professor of neuroscience and psychology, Matthew Walker, and neurologist, Dr. Stasha Gominak.  Herewith we have selected two interviews but there are numerous short clips available on their respective websites and online.


Interview with Prof. Matthew Walker by Matt Brittin – Talks at Google

Prof. Walker is interviewed by Matt Brittin for Talks at Google.  He elucidates decades of research to provide advice on the importance of sleep and the impact it has on a wide range of health issues.


Interview with Dr. Stasha Gominak by Mike Mutzel MSc – High Intensity Health

Dr. Gominak discusses the discoveries she has made over decades of treating patients with sleep disorders, ranging from nutrition to the importance of deep, restorative sleep for adequate cognitive and physical performance, and emotional stability.


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