Sleep and Athletic Performance: The Effects of Sleep Loss on Exercise Performance, and Physiological and Cognitive Responses to Exercise

@article{Fullagar2014SleepAA,
  title={Sleep and Athletic Performance: The Effects of Sleep Loss on Exercise Performance, and Physiological and Cognitive Responses to Exercise},
  author={H. Fullagar and S. Skorski and R. Duffield and D. Hammes and A. Coutts and T. Meyer},
  journal={Sports Medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={45},
  pages={161-186}
}
  • H. Fullagar, S. Skorski, +3 authors T. Meyer
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Although its true function remains unclear, sleep is considered critical to human physiological and cognitive function. Equally, since sleep loss is a common occurrence prior to competition in athletes, this could significantly impact upon their athletic performance. Much of the previous research has reported that exercise performance is negatively affected following sleep loss; however, conflicting findings mean that the extent, influence, and mechanisms of sleep loss affecting exercise… CONTINUE READING
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