Pacey Performance Podcast

Pacey Performance Podcast #291 - Luke Gupta (Senior Physiologist & Lead Sleep Scientist at English Institute of Sport)

May 7, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Senior Physiologist & Lead Sleep Scientist, Luke Gupta. Sleep is still a hot topic when it comes to discussions around recovery with elite athletes. But with a growing body of research and a lot of talk around its importance, I still think there is a confusion of how to action a lot of it in the real world. But this is where Luke comes in as he works alongside multiple disciplines (S&C, sports science, psychology etc) and with a large diverse group of players. It was a great chat with Luke which I think you will really enjoy!

If you enjoyed this episode with Luke Gupta and want more information on sleep science, I have previously spoken to Ian Dunican, Meeta Singh and Shona Halson.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Luke Gupta (background, experience and current role)?
  • How should we approach sleep in sport?
  • How is sleep regulated? And, why does knowing this matter? 
  • How should we measure sleep? 
  • How should we manage sleep? 

Luke can be found on Twitter @Lukegup86

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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