Episode #002 of the Train With Xan Podcast is now LIVE!
In this episode I sit down with world renown sports sleep coach, Nick Littlehales, and we talk about everything that has to do with optimizing an athletes rest/recovery.
Nick has worked with Olympic athletes, the British Cycling Team, NBA and NFL organizations, international soccer teams, and consults with a athletes all over the world who want to prioritize their sleep.
After reading Nick’s book Sleep: The Myth of 8 Hours, the Power of Naps, and the New Plan to Recharge Your Body & Mind, I knew I had to speak with him.
I personally took away A LOT of actionable items and I know that you will too from his book and from this podcast.
So, if you’re ready to start recovering like a professional athlete click the play button below to begin listening!
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Links, Show Notes, and Time Stamps
Instagram – @_sportsleepcoach
Twitter – @sportsleepcoach
Website – www.sportsleepcoach.com
Nick’s Book on Amazon – Sleep: The Myth of 8 Hours, the Power of Naps, and the New Plan to Recharge Your Body & Mind
4:01 – How Nick got the title of “Sleep Coach”
8:05 – Working with England for the 98 World Cup
10:22 – The education around sleep
16:04 – Change the word “sleep” to “recovery periods”
20:26 – The anxiety surrounding sleep
25:20 – The 7 key KSRs
29:34 – There are no special mattresses
37:43 – CRP (Controlled Recovery Periods)
43:41 – Refining the approach to sleep
44:38 – Understanding Chronotypes
45:05 – Owls and Larks
49:28 – We live in a world dominated by AMers
1:02:09 – Sleeping in the fetal position
1:03:41 – Traveling with your own sleep kit
1:08:43 – Usain Bolt sleeping in a tent outside the hotel
1:11:40 – Coach people all over the world
1:14:14 – Xan’s takeaways from the book
1:16:52 – Free app that everyone should be using