Welcome to Episode 009: Sleep for Basketball with Nick Lambe.  If you want to listen to the greatest minds in basketball talk about sports nutrition, strength & conditioning and leadership, you’ve come to the right place!

Today’s podcast is an interview with Nick Lambe.  He is a massage therapist, strength coach, sleep coach and health coach, but envisions himself firstly as a healthcare practitioner. He believes exercise and lifestyle interventions can be some of the most powerful medicine, especially proactively for our health. Nick has done certification work in many other aspects of health and wellness such as sleep, nutrition, behavioral psychology, heart rate variability, brain health, stress management and more.

Most notably in these lifestyle interventions, he has taken a deep dive into sleep. He believes that sleep is the foundation for health and well being, despite being often under-appreciated and undervalued. So much so that he has formed two side ventures centered around sleep. As “The Online Sleep Coach” he provides all things sleep and sleep education, including 1 on 1 consultations/coaching, group coaching for teams and coaches as well as speaking engagements. He does something similar in person where he resides with “Southwest Florida Sleep Coaching”

We connected at a conference in Seattle and discussed how sleep can impact our health and performance.  Check out this week’s podcast and learn the answers to these questions…

  • Is meditating or taking naps more beneficial?
  • How many hours of sleep do high school players need?
  • What is the best sleep tracker?
  • Can you make up for sleep debt by sleeping in on the weekend?
  • Why is blue light bad for us?
Sleep for basketball


Basketball Sleep Articles:
Late Night Tweeting & Performance in NBA
ESPN’s NBA Sleep Article
Stanford Sleep Study

Nick’s Recommended Sleep Tracker:
Oura Ring

Connect with Nick Lambe online:

His course, SimpleSixSleep.com, will be launching soon and should be a great resource for athletes!