Apr 5, 2020
This week on the Way of Champions Podcast we welcome Dr. Meeta
Singh, a sleep medicine doctor from the Henry Ford
Sleep Disorder Center. Dr. Singh specializes in a variety of Sleep
Disorders with a focus in Insomnia, Obstructive and Central Sleep
Apnea, and Sports Medicine. Sleep is perhaps the most important
component to peak performance, yet many organizations to not
prioritize a solid night’s rest. We dive into all-things-sleep,
including why sleep matters for elite performance, how much sleep
does a child need, and why professional sports teams are just now
paying attention to the importance of sleep.
Highlights from the Podcast:
What got Dr. Singh get into studying sleep?
Why does sleep matter, especially for athletes?
How does being sleep deprived effect the rate of injury in
What is the difference between REM and non-REM sleep?
How does a student-athlete benefit from sleeping longer?
Does being sleep-deprived have the same negative benefits of
being intoxicated with alcohol?
How much sleep does a child need at different ages?
Why do teenagers tend to be “night-owls”?
How do screens effect our ability to get good sleep?
What are some sleep aides that we can use with athletes?
Why has it taken so long for professional sports to take sleep
How much do genetics play a role in not getting enough sleep
for a professional athlete?
What does a team’s time zone have to do with
When does Peak Atheltic Performance happen?
What is a good plan to combat jet lag?
What is a good sleep ritual?
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