Athletic Training and Recovery
Post-exercise recovery is critical to maximize athletic performance at any level. Good sleep hygiene is necessary for full recovery, and the Centre for Sleep and Human Performance has accumulated tremendous exercise-related sleep expertise observing Elite National Team and Olympic Team athletes in both clinical and research settings.
Sleep is considered by coaches, athletes and trainers to be one of the most important and ignored factors for post-exercise recovery. Inadequate sleep and failure to rest, travel fatigue and jet lag contribute to poor recovery. We provide expert evaluation and management of these problems for athletes at all levels, and work closely with professional trainers who understand the importance of sleep and recovery.
Whether you are a high-level athlete with a rigorous training program or just trying to stay fit with regular exercise, sleep and recovery are critical to the overall health benefits of exercise and activity. Elite athletes are susceptible to over-training due to the grueling nature of the training required to compete at an elite level. Recovery is the key to reaping the full benefit of training and sleep is a major component of the recovery process. Most athletes, in particular teenage athletes, do not have the time due to training schedules and the demands of life to get enough sleep to recover properly.
Our research team has conducted a pilot study in two groups of elite athletes and determined that the prevalence of poor sleep quality is 30-40%. Dr. Samuels' expertise is screening athletes for sleep disorders, determining optimal sleep schedules, and assisting athletes of all levels with training schedules to maximize the benefit of their training.
Products and Services:
- Travel and Jet Lag Management services for athletes and executives
- Sleep and Circadian Screening for athletes
Dr. Samuels talks sleep and recovery for elite athletes.
Contact our office in Calgary and book a consultation today. You do not need a referral from your family physician.