I know that most grapplers don’t get enough sleep. Especially because many of us train at night and after training, it can be difficult to go to sleep right away.
In the past, Harvard Health posted about sleep and I found it extremely relevant to grappling.
You see, most of the medical evidence out there recommends adults get from 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night.
More than 60% of adults fall short of that and I’d expect that with grapplers needing closer to the higher end of that spectrum, I would guess 70% or more of grapplers don’t get enough sleep.
Anything can happen on the mat. What we experience on it not only gives us the lessons of BJJ techniques, but also great learnings we take out into our lives. Jiu-jitsu does have the power to change people’s lives. In some cases, the biggest change in the lives of some happens just on the mats.
I have had to have a few long breaks whilst training BJJ and have really hated the forced time off the mats.
During these times I have come up with a number of ways of coping with this time away from training.
If you have been training for a while being side lined because of an injury could leave a massive void in your life, which can have a big impact on you.