What effect does sleep have on your golf game?

The quality of your sleep has a significant influence on your ability to perform on the golf course. Your golf skills will not improve as quickly as they could if you have too little or inadequate sleep. Sleep deprivation has a direct physical and mental influence on your overall fitness and, for your body to mend and recuperate after activity and a round of golf, you'll need a good night's sleep. 

How much sleep should golfers get?

Sleep is an essential component of any healthy lifestyle, and it's equally as vital as food and exercise when it comes to achieving sporting excellence. Your entire physical and mental processes are pressured and burdened when you don't get enough sleep, and your judgement suffers as a result. According to studies, the average human needs seven to nine hours of sleep per night, however, during golf tournaments or training sessions, we would recommend factoring in eight to ten hours of sleep to aid your recovery and mental well-being. 

Lack of sleep has the greatest impact on our mood and cognition; however, in addition to our busy schedules which make us tired towards the evening, we also have what is known as a circadian drive. This 'clock' regulates our waking and alertness rhythms, as well as our emotions, cognition, and a variety of physiological activities. Our sleep-wake habits are dictated by this rhythm, which controls when we get up in the morning, when we perform at our best, how sleepy we are, and when we go to bed at night.

Tips for a better nights sleep

  • Exercise regularly: Exercising for at least 30 minutes each day, preferably not too close to bedtime, can aid in better sleep quality.
  • Avoid alcohol: It can make you feel tired, but it can also delay you from sliding into the deeper stages of sleep, where your body heals the most.
  • Avoid late night snacks: These can cause you to wake up and not be able to get back asleep if your blood sugar decreases, or they can cause you to wake up and not be able to fall back asleep if your blood sugar drops.
  • Sleep in complete darkness: Even the tiniest amount of light in the room might cause your circadian cycle and sleep to be disrupted. If you can't manage the light, cover your eyes with an eye mask or a hand towel to block it out.

The benefits of CBD oil for golfers

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