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The Surprising Sleeping Habits of Pro Athletes

October 15, 2014
basketball hoop

Sleep is the most undervalued component of physical and mental health. It’s responsible for a cavalcade of hormonal benefits that improve performance in practically every way, but it’s not like this is a secret—great thinkers and businessmen alike know to prioritize a good night’s sleep, from billionaires to the Dalai Lama. But the modern gym Read More »

Sleep Your Way to the Top? How Proper Rest Fuels Business Success

September 23, 2014
woman in adjustable bed

It’s the night before your big presentation, or important meeting, or dream job interview. You want to do everything you can to ensure tomorrow goes off spectacularly, and are debating your next move. Do you rehearse your intro again, flesh out your key points some more, or do a bit more research so that you Read More »

Muscle Building: Why Sleep Matters More Than We Previously Thought

September 10, 2014

“Everybody wanna be a bodybuilder, but don’t nobody wanna sleep no long nights.” – Ronnie Coleman Alright, we’ve slightly modified Mr. Coleman’s original quote. But if you do want to be in great shape, or even if you just want to strut the beach with confidence, the science is in: Quality sleep is one of Read More »

The Surprising Relationship Between Sleep and Metabolism

September 6, 2014
Woman Sleeping in Bed

Since working out boosts your metabolism,[1] it seems pretty obvious that doing the exact opposite—hitting the hay and lying completely still—would then…also boost your metabolism. Wait, huh? When placed up against “calories in, calories out” theory, this makes no sense. Your metabolism is reduced by about 15% when you sleep[2], so why doesn’t racking up Read More »