Dr. Charles Samuels is the Medical Director of the Centre for Sleep & Human Performance in Calgary, Alberta. One of his key interest areas is exploring the relationship of sleep on recovery and performance in elite Canadian athletes, up to the Olympic level. In this episode, Dr. Samuels filters through some of the noise surrounding sleep, gives practical advice for getting adequate sleep, and discusses why sleep tracking wearables do more harm than good.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:
- The Athlete Sleep Screening Questionnaire
- Differences between athletes and the general population in sleep patterns and sleep requirements
- Why wearables and sleep trackers do more harm than good for our sleep
- The case for catching up on sleep or banking sleep, and shooting for a weekly sleep goal
- Caffeine, napping, and chronotypes