Finding the time to get enough quality sleep to maintain that level of athletic ability has consequently never been of greater importance to coaches and training staff, reports The Globe and Mail.

The second is a piece of technology from a company in Finland called the Omegawave. Using a trio of sensors, one placed on the hand, one on the forehead and another on a band around the chest, the Omegawave conducts a four-minute assessment of a player’s nervous system. It then provides scores from one to seven in such categories as endurance, strength, and speed and power.

“It is a measure of your nervous system’s ability to recover,” Mr. Gibbs says. “So we look at recovery, of which sleep is a part. If you sleep poorly then it’ll show an interference with that, and if we see a trend over a number of days we start looking for where the holes might be.”