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Sleep Athletes

These 6 Sports Teams Have A Secret Weapon -- And It's Not What You Think

Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living

What if the key to a winning sports franchise isn't more and better practice but more and better sleep? A growing body of evidence shows athletic p...

Which Team Has The 'Circadian Advantage'?

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

As a sleep researcher who focuses on how sleep affects elite athlete, I have studied the effects of travel and disrupted sleep on athletes for many years. The combination of cross-country travel and athletic performance is not pretty. Travel and circadian timing matter.

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.

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.

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...

Hey, Batter: How You Sleep Affects Your Game

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.14.2011 | Healthy Living

It takes beaucoup training to become a successful pro baseball player, not to mention a healthy dose of raw talent and grit. And now, it seems that sl...