Sleep and Athletes

Singh, Meeta and Bird, Stephen P. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5607-3829 and Charest, Jonathan and Workings, Michael (2022) Sleep and Athletes. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine, 30 (1):150897. pp. 1-5. ISSN 1060-1872

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Abstract

Sleep is recognized as an essential component to optimize health and human performance, and as such the topic is of increasing interest to athletes. Yet, the sleep of athletes is affected by multiple sports-specific and societal factors. Hence the recent emergence of the important role of sleep science in athlete health and performance. This review focuses on the fundamentals of sleep physiology and elaborates on the affects sleep has on athlete health and performance. Despite sports practitioners recognizing the importance of sleep on health and performance, findings report that insufficient sleep and poor sleep quality are prevalent among athletic populations. This paper will describe sleep in athletes, define sleep characteristics, discuss the impact of sleep restriction following travel and competition, and strategies to mitigate sleep difficulties. Sleep is arguably the most undervalued pillar of health and performance.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current – Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Medical Sciences (1 Jan 2022 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current – Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Medical Sciences (1 Jan 2022 -)
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2022 04:18
Last Modified: 19 May 2022 02:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: sleep; athletes; heath; travel; performance
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110604 Sports Medicine
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4299 Other health sciences > 429999 Other health sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280112 Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.otsm.2022.150897
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/46990

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