Can More Sleep Really Make You A Better Athlete?

Published on March 12th 2023


What if we told you that the secret to your sporting success was to do nothing? To stop waking up early for that extra training session and instead, get in some quality πŸ’€. In this video, James and Mark explain why getting a good amount of sleep might actually make you faster! 😴 0:00 - Intro 0:22 - Three pillars of athletic performance 1:34 - Affects of lack of sleep 2:10 - Benefits of sleep 3:23 - What is good sleep? 4:26 - Can you catch up with naps 5:35 - Do I need as much when I'm injured 6:10 - Tips to sleep better Useful Links Submit your Photo and Video to us πŸ‘‰ Check out the GTN Shop πŸ‘‰ GTN Training Plans πŸ‘‰ How much sleep do you get? Let us know in the comment section below! πŸ’¬ Watch more on GTN... πŸ“Ή Is There A Perfect Body Type For Triathlon? πŸ‘‰ πŸ“Ή Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist πŸ‘‰ πŸ“Ή Watch our weekly show, The GTN Show πŸ‘‰ Photos: Β© Triathlon / Getty Images Footage courtesy of @PexelsPhotos 🎡 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound / Artlist 🎡 Oddball - Jon Bjork Sunshine Strut - Mike Franklyn Tiny Footsteps - Arthur Benson Smoothin' It - Jerry Lacey Figured Out - Arthur Benson Little Did We Know - Arthur Benson Peculiar Minds - Jerry Lacey #gtn #triathlon #swimbikerun #swim #bike #run #sleep #rest #recovery #napping #tips #sleepbenefits The Global Triathlon Network (GTN) is the world's biggest triathlon YouTube channel, with new videos every day! GTN is for anyone who loves triathlon: from seasoned triathletes to first-timers – and everyone in between! With the help of our former pro and Olympic medal-winning team, we’re here to inform, entertain and inspire you to become a better triathlete; including videos on: - How to swim, bike, and run faster with expert knowledge - Try our session ideas - Investigations into wide-ranging topics - The best triathlon bike tech and gear with pro-know-how - In-depth, entertaining features from the heart of the sport - Chat, opinion and interact with us across the channel and on social media! Join us on YouTube’s best triathlon channel to get closer to the sport and to become a better, faster and fitter triathlete! Welcome to the Global Triathlon Network. Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon bikes: THEMAGIC5: MET Helmets: ON Running: Orca: Park Tool: Precision Fuel & Hydration: Selle Italia: Trimtex: Wahoo: Zwift: Watch our sister channels: Global Cycling Network - GCN Tech - GCN Racing - GCN Italia - GCN en Espanol - GCN auf Deutsch - GCN en Francais - GCN Japan - GCN Training - Global Mountain Bike Network - GMBN Racing - GMBN Tech - Electric Mountain Bike Network -