Sleep Better, Play Better

Sleep better, play better. The key to lowering your handicap might be nothing more than a good night's rest—watch David Owen conduct his own sleep research.

Released on 5/14/2012

Credits

Starring: David Owen

Transcript

00:03
Scientific studies have shown
00:04
that golfers play better if they're well rested.
00:07
Michelle Wie gets 10 to 12 hours of sleep a night.
00:10
If you're not well rested, you can't focus,
00:12
you can't think straight,
00:14
your eye-hand coordination is shot,
00:16
or you're just plain tired.
00:18
Coffee may make you feel less tired,
00:19
but it actually makes the problem worse.
00:21
People don't play well when they're jittery.
00:24
The only solution is to sleep more.
00:25
Luckily, there are lots of ways to do that
00:27
and lots of products that can help.
00:29
One of the keys to sleeping well is quiet.
00:31
I started wearing earplugs when my wife and I
00:32
lived in New York because the city was so loud.
00:34
Then, when we moved away, I found that I couldn't really
00:36
fall asleep unless I had pressure in my head.
00:40
Snoring is a problem,
00:41
not only for the person you're sleeping with,
00:43
but also for you.
00:44
These, called Brez, help keep your
00:47
nasal passages open.
00:48
You just stuff them into your nose.
00:52
This is a called a Nose Event.
00:53
I don't think you're necessarily
00:55
supposed to wear it in combination with the Brez,
00:57
but you can, you can just stick that in there too.
00:59
If you have tendon problems, like carpal tunnel syndrome,
01:02
you can wear a brace like this,
01:05
to immobilize your wrist.
01:06
You can wear a sleep monitor,
01:08
like this one from a company called Zeo.
01:11
It measures your movement in bed,
01:14
and also your
01:16
brainwaves.
01:17
You can use a sleep aid app on your smartphone
01:19
to generate noise to drown out
01:21
background noises in your bedroom.
01:24
Airplane.
01:28
Grandfather clock.
01:33
Thunderstorm, if you don't have a dog.
01:38
The great thing about sleep is that if you get enough,
01:40
you not only player better, you enjoy it more.
01:44
This is incredibly restful.
01:45
I should be sound asleep any second now.
01:49
(upbeat music)
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