Study: how does lack of sleep affect running performance?

December 22, 2021

Sleep is one of the easiest ways to improve athletic performance, a fact that has been proven again and again by exercise physiologists, athletes and coaches. Unfortunately, many runners still don’t get adequate amounts of sleep each night, and so are missing out on an opportunity to perform better in workouts and races. If you’re still not convinced that sleep is all it’s cracked up to be, yet another study has demonstrated the detrimental effect lack of sleep has on running performance, this time by decreasing participants’ “readiness to perform.” Canadian Running