“If sleep does not serve an absolutely vital function, then it is the biggest mistake the evolutionary process has ever made." The importance of sleep for recovery is starting to be appreciated and research into the area is only increasing. But what do we really know about how to get ‘good sleep’? And how do sleeping patterns differ from country to country? Tero Myllymaki presented findings from the Firstbeat database showcasing the different sleep trends in the UK, Finland and Hungary whilst highlighting the importance of finding “what works for you” to help reduce stress and boost the chance overnight recovery.