The Raw Food World reports that a Stanford researcher has determined that more sleep can help athletes gain a competitive edge.

The results of the study were quite amazing! By the end of the extra-sleep time period, players improved free throw shooting by 11.4% and three-point shooting by 13.7%. In addition, players improved by 0.7 seconds in the sprint drill, which every single player showed improvement than when the study began. (2,3)