Study after study has shown the positive impact a little more shut-eye can have on one’s mind, body, grades, athletic performance and surprisingly, even injury prevention, reports USA TODAY High School Sports.
Imagine you’re in a close basketball game with just a second or two left on the clock.Your team is behind by a bucket.Then, the in-bound pass comes to you as you stand surprisingly open at the three-point line. What you wouldn’t give right now to increase your chances of making that shot. All that it would take is some more sleep. A study of collegiate basketball players showed that by extending their sleep time they not only significantly improved speed but also the accuracy of their free throws and three-point field goals.