Following significant advances in hydration and nutrition, sleep science has come into sharp focus for elite sport. Riders picking up bugs or responding to allergic triggers at home and in hotels can cause respiratory impairment or “5% under” syndrome on race days.
The enabling component of SleepAngel’s technology is the nano-porous PneumaPure filter medium which in essence allows the pillow or topper to breathe, ventilate and be comfortable while being a 100% barrier to air and liquid borne allergens and pathogens. That way performance is protected from whatever might otherwise have infected or triggered and allergic response in the athlete.
SleepAngel supplies ‘Movistar Team Performance Sleep Kits’ to every Team member. That entails a travel pillow, regular pillow and a mattress topper all enabled with PneumaPure filter covers. In addition, the topper will provide a specialist feature of enhanced interface pressure reduction to cyclists.
SleepAngel (www.sleepangel.eu) is a Movistar Team sponsor since 2019.