Activates the metabolic system Increases the body's production of hormones Relieves cramped muscles and improves motor activity Reduces muscle pain Shortens recovery time after periods of intensive activity Helps the body to top up its energy store Accelerates muscular regeneration
Only by unleashing your full mental and physical performance potential can you be sure of overcoming the professional and athletic challenges you face. Athletic achievements can be diminished if you lack stamina, are prone to injuries or find that your muscles quickly become tired.
Many athletes attempt to improve their physical performance by using vitamins, mineral drinks, plant extracts and combinations of active substances. Not many of them know, however, that the key to higher performance is to be found in the deep sleep phases during the night and the total relaxation of the body shortly before it is expected to perform. The only way an organism can achieve the free blood circulation required to build up muscles is through the optimal relaxation provided by the combination of warmth and a pressure-free surface.
Sleep is by far the most important element in terms of regenerating your body, especially the phases of deep sleep. Conventional mattresses are simply no longer enough. The TASSO Sport System - helping you to achieve maximum levels of regeneration! A measured improvement in performance! An improvement in athletes' ability to regenerate and recover as a consequence of sleeping and recuperating on a good waterbed.
In a pilot study, scientists verified substantial improvements in the abilities of the leg muscles to regenerate as a consequence of sleeping on a good waterbed instead of a conventional mattress. Measurements were taken from three marathon runners during their training in the three-week study. During the first week, the athletes slept on their normal mattresses. In the second week, they were given the chance to get used to their new waterbeds. Finally, in the third week, the runners were subjected to the same training program under the same conditions as in the first week with the only difference being that they rested and slept on waterbeds. The aerobic tests were performed under the same kind of conditions which are applied in the German Association of Track and Field Athletics. The scientists documented three fundamental and significant improvements to the athletes' performance as a result of resting and sleeping on waterbeds:
1. Improved micro-circulation of the external skin layers On the basis of the recorded data for urea and CK values, we can assume that this also applied to the deeper layers of tissue. The improved circulation of the blood resulted in clearly superior regenerative capacity.
2. Promotion of systematic physical relaxation and deep sleep. The measurements taken of heartbeat frequency provided an important indication that the athletes were sleeping more soundly. Their deep sleep phases lasted longer, allowing their bodies to generate more of the vital growth hormones which are a factor in boosting the ability to recuperate and regenerate.
3. Reduction in increased blood pressure Athlete No. 1 had long suffered from high blood pressure which was set at 150/90 with 10 mg of Adalat. The values measured in the first week corresponded to expectations based on this condition. However, in the third week of the tests, the systolic pressure fell constantly to reach a level of 125 mm Hg. So what conclusions can be drawn from this? Basically, it demonstrates that, in addition to the subjective improvements in well-being observed in the athletes, it is also possible to achieve improved relaxation in the muscles and reduced damage to the muscle membranes.