Technology is often regarded as exclusively undermining to sleep, intruding into our lives at all times of day and night and compromising healthy rest. But the reality is more complicated than that.
Devoting attention to sleep is a smart strategy and a wise investment for athletes and teams. Athletes face more widespread and greater threats to healthy sleep than ever before, coming not only from the rigors of their schedules, but also from sleep-stealing use of technology.
Recent findings suggest that melatonin may be a bridge between the two powerful systems that govern sleep: the circadian system and the homeostatic sleep system.
Preliminary research suggests that melatonin levels shift significantly along with the 29 day lunar cycle.