# 56 – Dr. Charles Samuels, renowned sleep expert, on the importance of sleep on health and athletic performance

Dr. Charles Samuels, renowned sleep expert, on the importance of sleep on health and athletic performance

Show Notes

01:50 – Dr. Samuels introduces himself

08:45 – Applicability of sleep research on recreational athletes

11:50 – Athlete Sleep Screening Questionnaire

15:05 – Biggest cause for poor sleep: electronic screens

20:45 – How to set yourself up for good sleep

25:35 – Other factors that influence sleep like nutrition, hydration and caffeine

29:55 – Views on Napping

36:40 – Tracking sleep using wearables

41:35 – Views on sleep types: ‘larks’, neutrals and ‘night owls’

46:05 – Resources recommendation

Follow Dr. Charles Samuels

Centre for Sleep & Human Performance: https://centreforsleep.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/centreforsleepandhumanperformance/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CentreforSleep

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-centre-for-sleep-and-human-performance/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/centreforsleep/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Centreforsleep

Recommendations on resources

Athlete Sleep Screening Questionnaire

Podcast: Krush Performance by Jeff Krushell – http://krushperformance.com/

Book: Sink into Sleep by Judith Davidson – Amazon Link

Websites: Canadian Sleep Society and National Sleep Foundation

Paper in British Journal of Sports Medicine

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