Sleep is very important for you for many reasons. As an athlete, you need your sleep to recover from the hard training, and to rejuvenate and repair all the damaged tissues in the body. Deep, peaceful sleep is also important for your mental clarity and emotional well-being. Good sleeping habits can have tremendous impact on your well being, athletic performance and recovery. You should wake up feeling refreshed and alert, and you should generally not feel sleepy during the day. If this is not the case, you need to look at your sleeping habits and start changing them a little bit. There are a lot of things that you can do to sleep better.