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How sleep deprivation can affect athletes. Natalie Svoboda. Purpose . This study looked further into the issue of sleep deprivation affecting athletes, comparing Concordia University athletes to this issue, and if sleep deprivation affects their performances. . Significance of study.

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Purpose
Purpose

  • This study looked further into the issue of sleep deprivation affecting athletes, comparing Concordia University athletes to this issue, and if sleep deprivation affects their performances.


Significance of study
Significance of study

  • A significant amount of research has been devoted to finding if sleep does affect athletic performance. Researchers have been struggling with this topic with some finding significant information about sleep in athletics while other studies have found no impact.

  • More recent research has been agreeing that sleep is essential to an athlete

  • By doing more extensive, reliable research results will most likely help athletes, coaches, trainers, and other facilitators understand the importance of sleep and wanting the best performances in sports.


Previous research
Previous research

  • **Based on more recent research:

  • Generally sleep loss produces general decline in performance

  • Can affect overall growth, muscle growth and repair, bone building, & metabolism

  • Has been linked to obesity & anxiety problems

  • Can affect focus mentally and emotionally


Research questions
Research questions

  • How does sleep affect the body?

  • How does sleep affect athletic performance?

  • Does physical activity affect sleep?

  • Does the amount of sleep matter for athletic performance?


Responses
Responses

  • 80 Responses

  • All athletes

  • 46.3% Male

  • 53.7% Female




Naps

  • Average Minutes of Sleep Per Nap:

  • Naps Per Week:




Conclusion
Conclusion

  • Many of Concordia’s student-athletes do not receive the adequate amount of sleep

  • Many of Concordia’s student-athletes do not utilize naps

  • Over half feel they do not receive enough sleep for maximum performance

  • School/Homework is the highest ranked reason for not getting enough sleep


Use for study
Use for study

  • For athletes to realize how important sleep is

  • For teachers/coaches to help make a balance in a student-athletes life

  • For coaches and athletes to realize one easy/healthy way to enhance athletic performances


Limitations
Limitations

  • Broad topic

  • Use bigger population/different levels of athletics

  • Hands on study of sleep habits


References
References

  • Davenne, D. (2009). Sleep of athletes- problems and possible solutions. Taylor & Francis, 40(1), 45-52. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09291010802067023

  • Garaulet, M. (2011). Short sleep duration is associated with increased obesity markers in European adolescents: effect of physical activity and dietary habits. the helena study. International Journal of Obesity, 1309-1317. Retrieved from http://www.nature.com/ijo/journal/v35/n10/full/ ijo2011149a.html

  • How many hours of sleep are enough for good health. (n.d.). Retrieved from Mayo Clinic website: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/how-many-hours-of-sleep-are- enough/AN01487

  • Pesonen, A.-K. (2011). Temporal associations between daytime physical activity and sleep in children. PLoS ONE, 6(8), 1-6. Retrieved from http://www.plosone.org/article/ info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0022958

  • Roveda, E., Dr. (2011). Effects of endurance and strength acute exercises on night sleep quality. International SportMed Journal, 12(3), 113-119. Retrieved from http://www.ismj.com/pages/ 311417173/ISMJ/journals/articles/Vol-12-No3-2011/ Effects-of-endurance-and-strength-acute-exercise-on-night-sleep-quality.asp


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