Why Student-Athletes Need to Get Rest

As a student athlete is very hard to get all the rest that is required for your body. A student athlete must be a student and go to classes, practice in the afternoon, and study and do homework at night all while trying to live their life. Young athletes need anywhere from eight to ten hours of sleep.  It is proven that athletes who get more sleep and rest perform better on the field. Your body goes through so much during the day that it needs to rebuild itself at night with plenty of sleep. Lack of sleep can lead to depression, heart disease, and high blood pressure. The bottom line is student-athletes simply do not get enough sleep. Coaches and parents need to encourage their athletes to get more sleep because it will make the athlete healthier and stronger. For more, detailed information, see these two articles written by the NCAA.

  1. http://www.ncaa.org/health-and-safety/sport-science-institute/healthy-sleep-student-athletes-guide-athletics-departments-and-coaches
  2. http://www.ncaa.org/health-and-safety/sport-science-institute/healthy-sleep-student-athletes-guide-athletics-departments-and-coaches

Here at Recruit Reels we believe that even though you need to train to keep your mind and body sharp, you need to remember to rest and allow your body to heal so that you can continue to go out and grow your game!