Sleep Hygiene and Recovery Strategies in Elite Soccer Players.

  title={Sleep Hygiene and Recovery Strategies in Elite Soccer Players.},
  author={Mathieu N{\'e}d{\'e}lec and Shona Leigh Halson and Barth{\'e}l{\'e}my Delecroix and Abd-Elbasset Abaidia and Said Ahmaidi and Gr{\'e}gory Dupont},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  volume={45 11},
In elite soccer, players are frequently exposed to various situations and conditions that can interfere with sleep (e.g., playing night matches interspersed with 3 days; performing activities demanding high levels of concentration close to bedtime; use of products containing caffeine or alcohol in the period preceding bedtime; regular daytime napping throughout the week; variable wake-up times or bedtime), potentially leading to sleep deprivation. We outline simple, practical, and… CONTINUE READING