Sleep and competitions in young athletes

Schredl, Michael; Erlacher, Daniel; Vorster, Albrecht (2022). Sleep and competitions in young athletes. Somnologie, 26(4), pp. 239-243. Springer 10.1007/s11818-022-00382-4

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Background

Sleep plays an important role for athletes, especially before competitions.
Objectives

In a sample of young athletes, the prevalence of disturbed sleep was determined. In addition, the subjective causes and effects of disturbed sleep before competitions were studied.
Materials and method

Overall, 46 students at the sports high school in Tenero, Switzerland, completed an online questionnaire.
Results

Over two-thirds of young athletes reported poorer sleep before important competitions or games. Of these athletes, 40% of these athletes stated that poor sleep before competitions/games affected their performance.
Discussion

From a subjective point of view, since poor sleep can impair performance in competitions, it is important to intensify research into this topic (experimental studies) and to develop sleep interventions for this target group.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW)
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW) > Movement and Exercise Science

UniBE Contributor:

Erlacher, Daniel and Vorster, Albrecht Peter Andreas

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
700 Arts > 790 Sports, games & entertainment

ISSN:

1432-9123

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

German

Submitter:

Edith Desideria Imthurn

Date Deposited:

18 Oct 2022 09:50

Last Modified:

11 Dec 2022 02:09

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s11818-022-00382-4

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Insomnie Sport Körperliche Leistungsfähigkeit Jugendliche Belastende Träume Insomnia Sports Physical performance Adolescents Distressing dreams

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/173814

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/173814

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