Sleep habits in German athletes before important competitions or games

  title={Sleep habits in German athletes before important competitions or games},
  author={Daniel Erlacher and Felix Ehrlenspiel and O. Adegbesan and Hamdi Galal El-Din},
  journal={Journal of Sports Sciences},
  pages={859 - 866}
  • Daniel Erlacher, Felix Ehrlenspiel, +1 author Hamdi Galal El-Din
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Sports Sciences
  • Abstract Sleep is generally regarded as a valuable resource for psychological and physiological well-being. Although the effects of sleep on athletic performance have been acknowledged in sport science, few studies have investigated the prevalence of sleep problems and their effects on elite athletes before a sport event. In this study, 632 German athletes from various sports were asked about their sleep habits during the night(s) before an important competition or game. The findings indicate… CONTINUE READING
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