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Sleep, Recovery, and Performance in Sports
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More and more frequently athletes and healthcare professionals are realizing the importance of adequate sleep duration and quality for athletic performance and recovery.
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Sleep specialists are used by many professional teams to aid athletes suffering from sleep issues, including:
Sleep deprivation
Insomnia
Jet lag.
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As more is discovered about the impact of sleep duration, timing, and quality on human performance and recovery, more athletes are adopting the principles.
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Also, sleep plays a prominent role in concussion management.
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Sleep complaints are commonly noted after mild traumatic brain injury, and may play a role in exacerbating other concussion symptoms and slowing recovery.
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Malhorta (2017), published an article highlighting recent research covering the important effects of adequate sleep for athletes. .
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KEY POINTS:
Poor duration, quality, and timing of sleep can lead to:
Poor performance
Slower recovery
Higher risk of injury
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Athletes commonly suffer from:
Insomnia
Insufficient sleep
Jet lag
Obstructive sleep apnea. .
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Improving sleep in athletes has been shown in some studies to improve performance on the field. .
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Sleep symptoms are commonly seen after concussion and should be managed appropriately, as poor sleep can exacerbate or prolong any concussion symptoms.
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Recently, evidence-based consensus recommendations have been published stating that adults need at least 7 hours of sleep for optimal health.
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SOURCE:
Malhotra, R.K., 2017. Sleep, Recovery, and Performance in Sports. Neurologic Clinics. 35(3), pp. 547-557.

06 Aug 2019

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  • @sstruanwilson

    @andrew.cox20 this page looks class

    07 Aug 2019

  • @hannach77hannach

    👍👌🏻👏🏻

    07 Aug 2019

  • @isaac_vanilla_isome

    Love it! How could one get the most high-quality sleep?

    06 Aug 2019

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    06 Aug 2019