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Athletes Take Note: Sleeping More Can Give You a Competitive Edge

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  • The gains achieved for athletes by sleeping more were equal to performance-enhancing drugs or years of additional training
  • Basketball players who increased sleep time from an average of 6.5 to 8.5 hours per night improved their free throw shooting by more than 11 percent
  • They also improved their three-point shooting scores and their sprint drill speed

By Dr. Mercola

Athletes, take note: if you want to optimize your athletic performance, be sure to get your zzz’s. As noted by The Atlantic:

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