608 : Sleep—The Athlete's Steroid!

Time Block L - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am

Session Format : Lecture

by Mike Bracko, EdD

4 Ratings

Type: Session

Item: CA15-S608


It's no secret that the quantity and quality of one's sleep can make a significant impact on mood, performance and fatigue. In addition, the research tells us that lack of sleep signals to the brain to eat, thereby decreasing the signals that tell the brain we've eaten enough. Conversely, when our clients get enough sleep they see improvements in reaction time, mood and performance, as well as decreased levels of fatigue. In this compelling lecture, Mike will share the essentials of sleep health and provide a template to counsel clients on how to improve the quality and quantity of their sleep.

About the Author

Mike Bracko, EdD

Mike Bracko, EdD IDEA Author/Presenter

My passion is working with hockey players to improve their skating performance. I do this with on-ice and off-ice training. I work with male and female players 8 yrs old to pro players. Another passion of mine is presenting at fitness shows. In particular IDEA shows - IDEA World and IDEA PT East & West. IDEA is a remarkable organization lead by two remarkable people - Peter and Kathie Davis. I love playing ice hockey, x-c-skiing, mt biking, and being in the mountains. Also love all water sports especially surfing and body boarding. Also one of my favorite things to do is taking my dog, Bailey (Black Lab) for trail runs, swimming, and just walking.