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April 26, 2019 By BridgeAthletic

Tips For a Better Night Sleep


Sleep is crucial to an athlete's overall performance. However, sleep can be a hard metric to track and control - especially for student athletes. Ways to enhance sleep isn't always a one size fits all. So, we complied a list of different tips to help your athletes get in those important z's. 



You want a cave-like environment

1. A quiet space. Use earplugs if needed. 

2. A dark room with very little to no light source 

3.  A cool room - between 60 - 67 degrees Fahrenheit

4. A room without a clock. Turn your clock away from you so you aren't tempted to watch the clock 



1. Avoid caffeine up to 4 hours before bed time 

2. Implement a wind-down routine 

3. Practice visualization and meditation exercises 

4. Unplug your devices and stay off screens near bed time

5. Reduce alcohol intake 

6. Maintain a sleep schedule

7. Get daily sunshine and fresh air 


For more information on how to enhance your athletes sleep check out these great resources: 

1. How to sleep like a pro (athlete)

2. 10 tips to help athletes sleep better 

3. 10 sleep strategies for peak athlete performance 

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About the Author


At Bridge, we are all athletes and coaches first. As athletes, our team has experienced everything from riding the pine on JV, to winning NCAA championships, to competing in the Olympic Games. As coaches, we have helped countless athletes reach their full potential, winning everything from age group section championships to Olympic Gold Medals.

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