Sleep is our body’s natural restoration process. It refreshes us like nothing else.
It can be occasionally elusive, almost always comforting, and definitely essential to our survival. And although we spend 33% of our lives asleep, we barely give it a moment's notice....until we can't sleep.
One good night of sleep, in itself, is not a performance enhancer, though it does contribute to both a good mental and physical base to help perform at your maximum level.
The standard recommendation is that an individual get eight hours of sleep a night, 7.5 to 8.5 is optimal.