Steven Poacher found that a few of his players have had trouble sleeping, and explained that that can be the reason for poor on-field performances.
He says that Gaelic Footballer, moreso than professional athletes, must make sure that they are getting enough sleep.
“Research has shown that effective sleep will ultimately benefit the performance levels of top athletes. So if that’s the case for top athletes it’s probably even more for your GAA player who maybe has to hold down a solid day’s work on top of their hectic training schedule, or a school child who has to sit in class all day and consume all that mental energy as well as physical.”
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