Exercise is one of the best things that we can do for our bodies. While it has plenty of benefits, such as getting the heart pumping and oxygen flowing, there is always a post-recovery that when it hits, generally hits pretty hard. That is why sleep is so important. Did you know that sleep is actually in the top 3 of most athletes priority to-do list? When it is not, it could be due to the common error of mistaking "rest" for sleep. Real sleep, coupled with physical conditioning and a nutritious eating plan, helps athlete's function better than when they don’t.