Sleep quality evaluation, chronotype, sleepiness and anxiety of Paralympic Brazilian athletes: Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games

  title={Sleep quality evaluation, chronotype, sleepiness and anxiety of Paralympic Brazilian athletes: Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games},
  author={Andressa Silva and Sandra Souza de Queiroz and Ciro Winckler and Roberto Vital and Ronnie Peterson Andrade de Sousa and Vander Fagundes and S{\'e}rgio Tufik and Marco T{\'u}lio de Mello},
  journal={British Journal of Sports Medicine},
  pages={150 - 154}
Objective The objective of this study was to evaluate the sleep quality, sleepiness, chronotype and the anxiety level of Brazilian Paralympics athletes before the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. Design Cross-sectional study. Setting Exercise and Psychobiology Studies Center (CEPE) and Universidade Federal de São Paulo, an urban city in Brazil. Participants A total of 27 Paralympics athletes of both genders (16 men and 11 women) with an average age of 28±6 years who practised athletics (track and… 

The Sleep Parameters of Paralympic Athletes: Characteristics and Assessment Instruments.

Sleep disorders are common among Paralympic athletes, poor sleep quality and quantity, and high rates of daytime sleepiness, and subjective methods are most commonly used to assess sleep.

Gender differences in sleep patterns and sleep complaints of elite athletes

Most athletes reported some sleep complaints, with men reporting more sleep complaints than women in the clinical evaluation, and the PSG showed that 36% of all athletes had a sleep disorder with a greater reduction in sleep quality in men than in women.

Effect of Paralympic powerlifting training on sleep and its relationship with training load

- Aim: This study aims to compare the sleep parameters in Paralympic powerlifting athletes during days with and without training, and to analyze the relationship between the training load and sleep

Sleep Quality and Chronotype Differences between Elite Athletes and Non-Athlete Controls

The results suggest that a misalignment of sleep times with circadian preference could contribute to poorer sleep quality in elite athletes.

Sleep of Wheelchair Rugby Athletes: Training, Rest and Competition

Wheelchair Rugby athletes wore an actigraph monitor during two respective 10-day periods: 1) pre-season and 2) in-season, each of which comprised three training days, three rest days, and four competition days, respectively, which demonstrated a reduction in the total time of sleep and the sleep efficiency.

Sleep in athletes and the effects of Ramadan

The available data on sleep indicate that team doctors and coaches should consider planning sleep schedule and napping; implementing educational programmes focusing on the need for healthy sleep; and consider routine screening for sleep loss in athletes of all age groups and genders.

The Chronotype of Elite Athletes

Given that athletes are more likely to pursue and excel in sports which suit their chronotype, it is recommended that coaches consider the athlete’s chronotype during selection processes or if possible design and implement changes to training schedules to either suit the athletes’ chronotype or the timing of an upcoming competition.

Poor Sleep Quality's Association With Soccer Injuries: Preliminary Data.

Investigation of the relationship between sleep quality and quantity and injuries in elite soccer players and to compare sleep-wake variables and injury characteristics indicated a moderate negative correlation between sleep efficiency and particular injury characteristics.

Sleep characteristics of elite blind soccer players in China

Abstract This cross-sectional survey mainly investigated the sleep characteristics and its association with the training volumes of top blind soccer players in China. Additionally, the sleep quality



Effects of training volume on sleep, psychological, and selected physiological profiles of elite female swimmers.

Slow wave sleep (SWS) formed a very high percentage of total sleep in the onset and peak training periods, but was significantly reduced following precompetition taper, supporting the theory that the need for restorative SWS is reduced with reduced physical demand.

Epidemiology of exercise effects on sleep.

The available information suggests that especially light and moderate exercise early in the evening should be emphasised in health education as a means to enhance sleep and to improve its quality.

The effects of acute exercise on sleep: a quantitative synthesis.

The effects reported here may be underestimates of the efficacy of exercise for enhancing sleep among people with sleep disturbances, as previous narrative reviews suggested that exercise elicits larger changes in sleep than those quantified in this meta-analysis.

Padrão do ciclo sono-vigília e sua relação com a ansiedade em estudantes universitários

Sleep/wake cycle pattern and its relationship with anxiety in college students. This paper examines the relationship between the sleep/wake cycle and anxiety in medical students. The sleep/wake cycle

Incidence of periodic leg movements and of the restless legs syndrome during sleep following acute physical activity in spinal cord injury subjects

The results indicate that physical activity improves the sleep patterns of spinal cord injured volunteers and noticed that PLM and RLS after physical activity were inhibited during sleep.

Avaliação do padrão e das queixas relativas ao sono, cronotipo e adaptação ao fuso horário dos atletas brasileiros participantes da Paraolimpíada em Sidney - 2000

Evaluation of sleep patterns and sleep-related complaints, chronotype, and time zone adaptation of Brazilian athletes participant in the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games Several methods have been used to

Comparison between dopaminergic agents and physical exercise as treatment for periodic limb movements in patients with spinal cord injury

The two types of treatment were found to be effective in the reduction of PLM; however, physical exercise is indicated as the first treatment approach, while dopaminergic agonists or other drugs should only be recommended for patients who do not respond to this type of treatment.

Sleep EEG effects of exercise with and without additional body cooling.