The Power of Sleep: Unlocking the Secrets to Success with Elite Sports Sleep Coach Nick Littlehales

Nick Littlehales is a sleep coach who has worked with some of the world’s top sports teams including Manchester City and Liverpool FC. As the former International Sales and Marketing Director of the Slumberland Group and UK Sleep Council Chairman, Nick has spent over 20 years studying the science of sleep and recovery.

His international best-selling book ‘Sleep’ is a game-changer for those looking to achieve marginal gains, manage stress, or sleep better. In this podcast, we dive deep into his revolutionary R90 Recovery Technique and explore how it can be applied to everyday life.

Through his experiences working with elite athletes, Nick knows what success looks like and what it takes to get there. He puts the power of agency back in your hands by focusing on what you can control, from when you wake up to when you go to bed.

With his holistic approach to sleep, Nick seeks to inspire interconnected ripples concerning recovery, performance, and mood. His philosophies are not just beneficial for world-class athletes but for anyone involved in high-demanding professional fields such as business.

Get ready to be inspired as Nick shares his insights and strategies on how to weaponize sleep as a critical competitive advantage. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the world’s leading experts on sleep and recovery.


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03:03 Nick’s background

07:25 How sleep affects the performance of elite athletes 

13:56 Quality and quantity of sleep

18:04 Nick’s work with the British Olympic team

22:31 The difference between an average person and a high performing elite athlete

27:17 The sports psychology of being ‘distracted’ or focusing on other things

28:59 Trying to fall asleep when you have something on your mind

30:06 Genetic chronotypes

54:31 Bedroom hygiene

01:03:26 The postural alignment when we sleep

01:14:46 Pharmaceutical aids for sleep

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