Sleep, Recovery and Human Performance

A Comprehensive Strategy for Long-Term Athlete Development Charles H. Samuels, MD, CCFP, DABSM & Brent N. Alexander, M.Sc Post-exercise recovery and regeneration (PERR) is as important as the training regimen to the complex adaptive process of increasing athletic performance.1 The foundation of PERR is sleep. Sleep constitutes the passive recovery, regeneration and rest process. Sleep,…