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Review
. 2017 Aug;35(3):547-557.
doi: 10.1016/j.ncl.2017.03.002. Epub 2017 May 30.

Sleep, Recovery, and Performance in Sports

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Sleep, Recovery, and Performance in Sports

Raman K Malhotra. Neurol Clin. .

Abstract

Poor sleep can lead to decreases in performance and recovery for athletes. Sleep disorders and symptoms are commonly seen in athletes, and may be unrecognized. It is important to educate athletes on adequate duration, quality, and timing of sleep. Interventions may include changes to practice times or careful planning for travel to games in different time zones. It is important to screen and treat sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia that are seen in some athletes. In patients who suffer concussion, it is important to address sleep issues, as poor sleep can prolong or exacerbate other concussion symptoms.

Keywords: Circadian rhythm disorder; Concussion; Hypersomnia; Insomnia; Jet lag; Recovery; Sleep apnea; Sleep deprivation.

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