Sleep patterns and injury occurrence in elite Australian footballers.

  title={Sleep patterns and injury occurrence in elite Australian footballers.},
  author={Jackson Dennis and Brian T Dawson and Jarryd Heasman and Brent Rogalski and Elisa Robey},
  journal={Journal of science and medicine in sport},
  volume={19 2},
OBJECTIVES To examine the potential relationship between sleep duration and efficiency and injury incidence in elite Australian footballers. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. METHODS Australian footballers (n=22) from one AFL club were studied across the 2013 competitive season. In each week sleep duration and efficiency were recorded via actigraphy for 5 nights (the 3 nights preceding a game, the night of the game and the night after the game). Injury incidence was monitored and matched… CONTINUE READING
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