True or False: You need to get a good night's sleep before a competition
Beth Skwarecki

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The great sleep researcher Casey Stengel (okay, not really: he's best known as the wise-cracking manager of the Yankees in the 1950s) once quipped, "it's not sex that wrecks these guys, it's staying up all night looking for it." Regardless of how you spend your nighttime hours, are you setting yourself up for failure if you lose sleep before a big event? The answer, shown by studies of Olympic lifters, Judo competitors, and elite motocross drivers, might surprise you.

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