Recovery tends to be the furthest thing from athletes’ minds when they’re focused on performance. Nevertheless, rest and recovery should be top priority for all athletes.
Any athlete can probably tell the difference in their performance depending on the sleep they got the night before. Proper sleep is a big contributor for recovery from grueling workouts and helps prime the body for optimal training. Unfortunately, getting proper sleep every night isn’t always possible, especially when on the road. Melatonin has long been used to help improve sleep quality or help with jet lag, but now a new study suggests other performance-enhancing benefits from the supplement. For