This week on the Way of Champions Podcast we welcome Dr. Meeta Singh, a sleep medicine doctor from the Henry Ford Sleep Disorder Center. Dr. Singh specializes in a variety of Sleep Disorders with a focus in Insomnia, Obstructive and Central Sleep Apnea, and Sports Medicine. Sleep is perhaps the most important component to peak performance, yet many organizations to not prioritize a solid night’s rest. We dive into all-things-sleep, including why sleep matters for elite performance, how much sleep does a child need, and why professional sports teams are just now paying attention to the importance of sleep.
You can connect with Dr. Meeta Singh on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Listen on, iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher

Highlights from the Podcast:

  • What got Dr. Singh get into studying sleep?
  • Why does sleep matter, especially for athletes?
  • How does being sleep deprived effect the rate of injury in athletes?
  • What is the difference between REM and non-REM sleep?
  • How does a student-athlete benefit from sleeping longer?
  • Does being sleep-deprived have the same negative benefits of being intoxicated with alcohol?
  • How much sleep does a child need at different ages?
  • Why do teenagers tend to be “night-owls”?
  • How do screens effect our ability to get good sleep?
  • What are some sleep aides that we can use with athletes?
  • Why has it taken so long for professional sports to take sleep seriously?
  • How much do genetics play a role in not getting enough sleep for a professional athlete?
  • What does a team’s time zone have to do with performance?
  • When does Peak Atheltic Performance happen?
  • What is a good plan to combat jet lag?
  • What is a good sleep ritual?

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