The Run Smarter Series

Sleep Science for Runners with Dr Amy Bender

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Dr Amy Bender is a sleep scientist on a mission to promote sleep for well-being & better performance. She is the perfect guest to have on the podcast to discuss it's importance for your running performance, recovery and efficiency. 

We discuss:

  • Link between sleep and running injuries
  • What you need to know about the different sleep stages
  • Signs & symptoms of poor sleep habits
  • Importance of both sleep quality and quantity 
  • Common sleeping disorders for runners
  • Can I sleep too much?
  • Practical tips for sleep hygiene
  • Right sleep position and pillow

Here are the links for:

Amy's twitter account https://twitter.com/Sleep4Sport

Amy's insta account https://www.instagram.com/sleep4sport/

Here is a link for the sleep questionnaire: https://static-content.springer.com/esm/art%3A10.1186%2Fs40798-018-0140-5/MediaObjects/40798_2018_140_MOESM1_ESM.pdf

To follow the podcast joint the facebook group Becoming a smarter runner click on the link:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/833137020455347/?ref=group_header

To find Brodie on instagram head to: https://www.instagram.com/brodie.sharpe/

To work with Brodie Sharpe at The Running Breakthrough Clinic visit: https://breakthroughrunning.physio/