Sleep to be an All-Star!

  title={Sleep to be an All-Star!},
  author={Kerstin H{\"o}dlmoser},
Kerstin HodlmoserNur ein ausgeruhter Athlet ist ein Sieger – Schlaf ist ein Grundbedurfnis und Lebenselixier. Ohne Frage ist erholsamer Schlaf die Voraussetzung fur psychische und physische Leistungsfahigkeit. Doch im Leistungssport spielen die Erkenntnisse der Schlafforschung bislang nur eine untergeordnete Rolle. Dieser Artikel klart uber die Auswirkungen von Schlaf im Trainings- und Wettkampfprozess auf und liefert basale Kenntnisse uber den normalen Schlaf und diverse im Leistungssport… 



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  • B. Martin
  • Psychology
    European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology
  • 2006
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