Want To Increase Your FG%, Get More Sleep

According to the Huffington Post:  Prior to last season Andre Iguodala got only about 4 hours of sleep before games.

When the players in the study got 10 hours of sleep per night, they shot 9.2 percent better from the three-point line

As ESPN has reported, research conducted by the Stanford School of Medicine has found that getting a proper amount of sleep affects not just basketball players’ exhaustion levels and injury risk, but also their shooting: When the players in the study got 10 hours of sleep per night, they shot 9.2 percent better from the three-point line and 9 percent better from the charity stripe.”

I tell young players this all the time; “Sleep is the second most important thing your body needs next to air.” Proper sleep will not only give you better focus, it allows you to perform at your highest level.

If you want the best shot at obtaining your dream of success in sport, you have to find an edge.

Many young players choose to neglect sleep and trust me I get it. Your young and there are plenty of things going on in your life. If you want the best shot at obtaining your dream of success in sport, you have to find an edge. Sleep is the gateway to that edge.

If that’s not enough to make you want to get a proper amount of sleep, just remember your shooting percentage will go up.

Knowing that sleep affects your game and shooting percentage, will you starting getting more sleep? Share your comments below.