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Foundational Sleep Series: Snooze Your Way to Optimal Fitness


calendar-iconDecember 26, 2018

Foundational Sleep Series


In most training programs, the importance of high-quality sleep is often overlooked. Moreover, studies and surveys show that one-third of Americans suffer from sleep deprivation.1-3 The average American is getting significantly less than the recommended minimum amount of sleep. Furthermore, 10% of Americans prioritize sleep over other aspects of living such as work, hobbies, fitness, and nutrition.1-3 holds quality sleep in high priority. There is a ton of research on sleep, and all of the evidence points to the same conclusion: sleep is not a luxury, but a necessity. Further, sleep research focused on fitness makes it clear that sleep is critical for you to have great workouts and achieve your wellness goals.

If you're wondering how much sleep you really need, how to recover sleep debt, and how to fall asleep more easily, this series is for you!

Some topics that this series will cover include:

  1. Why sleep is important for muscle growth
  2. Why sleep is important for fat loss
  3. The structure of a nights sleep
  4. The components of optimal sleep
  5. How to overcome sleep deprivation
  6. How to get to sleep and stay asleep more easily

Be sure to also check out the foundational Training and Nutrition series for more information to create a well-rounded fitness plan!


  1. Knutson KL, Phelan J, Paskow MJ, et al. The National Sleep Foundation's Sleep Health Index. Sleep Health. 2017;3(4):234-240. Link
  2. “Sleep and Sleep Disorders.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2 May 2017, Link
  3. “2018 Sleep Prioritization and Personal Effectiveness.” National Sleep Foundation, 2018, Link
Date Created: December 26, 2018

Last Updated: April 2, 2020

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