17/12/2013 – saints.com.au
ST KILDA players have turned to a tailored bed-making company in an effort to maximise their rest and recovery from a heavy training schedule.
A new partnership between the Saints and PrescriBED has seen St Kilda players enjoy solid night’s sleep in between some solid days’ training.
PrescriBED began just over six years ago and came about to address lower back and neck pain caused by inadequate sleeping conditions.
With a detailed emphasis on mattress configuration, PrescriBED tailors beds to suit the unique physical attributes of its customers.
St Kilda midfielder Josh Saunders recently visited PrescriBED to have his own bed made up and was impressed with the process.
“Sleep can help the muscle soreness and decrease it. If you wake up feeling refreshed then you perform better through your training and the recovery as well,” Saunders said.
“It’s definitely the most extensive process I’ve been through in a bed fitting. My last bed I just went to the bedding store and picked it in 10 minutes. I’m very impressed with the process they went through and I am looking forward to getting my PrescriBED bed.”
PrescriBED founder Dr George Michael said it was important for anyone, particularly elite athletes to have ideal sleep conditions.
“To have the ability to have quality sleep is gold. It is the holy grail,” Dr Michael said.
“You want to be able to fight the day and we feel that from a sleep perspective we have been able to achieve this.”
An exclusive offer has been made to St Kilda members where they can receive a free assessment by a PrescriBED expert.