Having represented Great Britain in the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, and with high hopes for 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil, Danny Nobbs, 33, talks about the importance of quality sleep.
When I represented Paralympics GB in the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, in the F54 Javelin event, it was such an amazing experience and made all the hard work and preparation leading up to it, completely worth it.
It was such a great honour to represent my country and something I had dedicated my life to for many years. So, it’s paramount that I’m in a position, both mentally and physically, to compete at my best. Beijing was just the start; I am now setting my sights on making it to the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil.
It’s essential for me to ensure I am at the top of my game at all times. I have to admit, when I was considering all aspects of my lifestyle for performance improvement, I never considered that a mattress could make such a difference.
As an elite athlete, I am aware of how critical sleep is in recovering from training and ensuring I am at my very best for competition. And it’s not just about the quantity of sleep but also the quality. I guess I was previously somewhat naïve about the difference a mattress could make, but the Mammoth mattress really has helped me to maximise my performance.
Having heard about Mammoth through the British Athletes Commission, I knew of other athletes that were already reaping the benefits and it was on their recommendation that I made the switch.
Having the correct base has made such a massive difference to the firmness, and as a result I am sleeping so much better. I now have a lot more energy during the day, my training sessions have improved and I am performing better during competitions. In the first competition of the season, I was only 27cm short of the British Record. I have a feeling it’s going to be a good season!
I now genuinely understand when people say how important a quality mattress is to a good night’s sleep and healthier lifestyle. I have recommended Mammoth mattresses to all of my friends and family – I truly wouldn’t look anywhere else.
The Mammoth range is extensive, so there is something to cater for all needs and tastes whether a sports person or not. Everyone should and could be having the best night’s sleep possible, every night. There’s nothing like that feeling of waking up refreshed and ready to face the world – whatever it throws at you!
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