Sleep needs are individual; general guidance is 7-9 hours. Sleep works in cycles, healthy adults have 3-5 sleep cycles per night. Each cycle is made up of four stages; light, deep, REM and awake.
“Sleep has been recognised as one of the most effective recovery strategies, it is often neglected by many." - Shannon O’Donnell. The time between training sessions is when we get stronger and fitter; sleep helps us consolidate technical skills from training as well as repair muscles.