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How Much Sleep Do Athletes Need?

By Huffington Post, 04/13/18, 12:00PM CDT

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"The development of sleep tracking has been a huge benefit for people, especially athletes, for understanding and optimizing their personal sleep needs.”

Over the past 10 years, sleep has become the secret weapon of more and more Olympic competitors. High-level athletes like Gwen Jorgensen and Melissa Stockwell have been prioritizing quality rest in order to improve their performance and speed up recovery, giving them an edge in the highly competitive world of sports.

Ahead of the Winter Olympics in South Korea, we’ve partnered with Sleep Number to share why rest is so important for Olympic medalists, and to offer some tips for how you, too, can snooze like a gold medalist.