Sleep or swim? Early-morning training severely restricts the amount of sleep obtained by elite swimmers.

@article{Sargent2014SleepOS,
  title={Sleep or swim? Early-morning training severely restricts the amount of sleep obtained by elite swimmers.},
  author={Charli Sargent and Shona Leigh Halson and Gregory D Roach},
  journal={European journal of sport science},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 Suppl 1},
  pages={S310-5}
}
Good sleep is essential for optimal performance, yet few studies have examined the sleep/wake behaviour of elite athletes. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of early-morning training on the amount of sleep obtained by world-class swimmers. A squad of seven swimmers from the Australian Institute of Sport participated in this study during 14 days of high-intensity training in preparation for the 2008 Olympic Games. During these 14 days, participants had 12 training days, each… CONTINUE READING
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