“Sleep Is Most Important Factor In Achieving Peak Athletic Performance” – Super Human Radio
Stuart, FL (PRWEB) 25 September 2006 –- “Sleep is one of the most underestimated factors in athletic performance” says Carl Lanore of Super Human Radio WKJK 1080 AM. Lanore’s Super Human Radio is the world’s first radio talk show dedicated to improving human performance, strength, fitness and nutrition.
“Studies show even mild sleep deprivation can cause a variety of endocrine imbalances including lowered growth hormone and IGF1 production, inability to manage blood glucose levels, increase cortisol production and alterations in the hypothalamus / pituitary / adrenal axis that can affect response time and ability to manage stress” continued Lanore.
The Sleep and Athletic Performance episode of Super Human Radio featured guests: Dr. Mark Rosekind ofAlertness Solutions & Paul Becker of EarthPulse Technologies. Not surprisingly, sleep may be the single most important factor when it comes to making gains and performing at peak levels.
We learned from Dr. Rosekind that sleep deprived athletes have a reduced response time of up to 75% and that fatigue related deficits can mean the difference between a medal or a loss. Dr. Rosekind,
consulted Hilton Hotels to design the perfect sleep environment in the 160 resident athlete dorms at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Dr. Rosekind led the Fatigue Countermeasures Program at NASA’s Ames Research Center, and prior to NASA directed the Center for Human Sleep Research at Stanford University Sleep Disorders Center. He detailed steps to understanding just how much sleep you need for peak athletic performance and how to get the most recuperative sleep during the time spent in bed.
The last portion of the show featured Paul Becker, product developer of EarthPulse™ Sleep on Command™ technology who explained how pulsed electromagnetic fields can induce a deep level of sleep that aids in recovery. He explained that the central nervous system responds to electromagnetic fields similarly to other rhythmic stimuli, and that by exposing the body to sequentially slower stimuli acts like a metronome causing the central nervous system to synchronize to it and relax.
Host Lanore pointed out evidence provided by a watershed NASA study that pulsed electromagnetic fields reverse muscle wasting and increasebone mineral uptake. In response, Becker said that pulsed
electromagnetic fields can also increase saturated blood oxygen (SAO2) and discussed how his athletic clients use the EarthPulse™ technology for better sleep and to aid in their training and recovery.
To hear the Sleep and Athletic Performance episode at Super Human Radio visit EarthPulse Ergogenics page or visit their PEMF website – Earthpulse.net where you can browse an extensive database of more than 30 years of pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) journal studies and see amazing video case studies. EarthPulse™ and Sleep On Command™ are trademarks of the inventor Paul F. Becker.