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Sleep and Sports

NHL Wakes Up To Sleep Problems

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 06.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The professional sports world appears to be continuing to turn more of its attention to what has been a much-overlooked issue: sleep. This time, it's the National Hockey League that is addressing sleep problems on several fronts.

Sports' Secret Weapon?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Athletes at all levels of play have access to a powerful tool to improve their performance, one that won't break any laws or put anyone's health at risk. What's this wonder drug? Sleep.

Why Is The NBA Treating Sleep Like A Performance-Enhancing Substance?

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 02.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

In a world where winning is everything and coaches get fired for not delivering trophies, I could not agree more with San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich's move. As someone who studies the effects of sleep on athletes, I'm shocked that more teams do not strategically rest their key players.

Why Your Teen Refuses To Wake Up On Time

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Biological changes are an important part of the teen-sleep picture, but they don't tell the whole story. Combined with these biological shifts are environmental and lifestyle factors that also can interfere with teens' sleep.

What We Can Learn From Professional Athletes About Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

It won't surprise me to see more sports teams adopting a sleep-better-to-perform better strategy similar to the one the Jets have put into play this season. But using sleep to improve performance isn't just the purview of athletes.

Is Sleep The New Gatorade?

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 12.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

I think the sleep revolution is one major endorsement away from exploding into popular culture. The foundation is in place. We just need one athlete to speak out about how he or she considers sleep to be a cornerstone for success.

Pro Athletes: Sleep Helps Them Stay in the Game

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Protecting and encouraging sleep among pro athletes may be one way to enhance and even prolong players' career-long levels of performance.

Work Better, Play Harder

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

In a new Stanford University study, athlete subjects improved their performance, and their overall sense of physical and mental well-being, when they eliminated sleep deficiencies from their routine.

Extra Sleep Could Boost Your Game

Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 09.06.2011 | Healthy Living

Athletes may need more sleep than the rest of us if they want to up their game, a new study suggests. Researchers from Stanford University School o...