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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224470/poor-sleep-is-related-to-lower-general-health-increased-stress-and-increased-confusion-in-elite-gaelic-athletes
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Michelle Biggins, Roisin Cahalan, Thomas Comyns, Helen Purtill, Kieran O'Sullivan
OBJECTIVES: Persistent poor sleep is associated with a range of adverse health outcomes. Sleep is considered the main method of recovery in athletes; however, studies report that a significant number of athletes are getting insufficient sleep. The purpose of this study was to assess the sleep profiles of elite Gaelic athletes and to compare wellbeing in those with poor sleep and those with good sleep. METHODS: 69 elite Gaelic athletes completed questionnaires, including the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Subjective Health Complaints Inventory (SHC), Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ), stress subscale of the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS), the tension-anxiety, anger-hostility and confusion-bewilderment subscales of the Profile of Mood States (POMS) as well as the catastrophising subscale of the Coping Strategies Questionnaire (CSQ)...
December 11, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198093/-strenuous-and-prolonged-exercise-and-upper-respiratory-tract-infection-treatment-or-threat
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REVIEW
Danit Atias-Varon, Yuval Heled
Prolonged and strenuous exercise may lead to changes in the immune system function and to temporary suppression in defense against pathogens. These changes likely increase the risk of those engaging in prolonged and strenuous physical activity to develop upper respiratory tract infection and to reduce the level of performance. On the other hand, it appears that moderate physical activity reduces the risk of upper respiratory tract infection. Various populations, such as professional athletes and soldiers in combat units, who engage in daily strenuous exercise, may therefore be a high risk group...
November 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189340/influence-of-postconcussion-sleep-duration-on-concussion-recovery-in-collegiate-athletes
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Nicole L Hoffman, Michelle L Weber, Steven P Broglio, Michael McCrea, Thomas W McAllister, Julianne D Schmidt
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether decreased sleep duration postconcussion influences days to asymptomatic and assessment of performance throughout recovery. DESIGN: Prospective. SETTING: Institutional Clinical Research Laboratory. PATIENTS: Four hundred twenty-three collegiate athletes were diagnosed with concussion. INTERVENTIONS: Multidimensional concussion assessment battery was conducted at baseline, within 24 to 48 hours, daily [2-4 days postinjury (PI); symptoms only], once asymptomatic, and after return-to-play...
November 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187343/an-ehealth-application-of-self-reported-sports-related-injuries-and-illnesses-in-paralympic-sport-pilot-feasibility-and-usability-study
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Kristina Fagher, Jenny Jacobsson, Örjan Dahlström, Toomas Timpka, Jan Lexell
BACKGROUND: Sport participation is associated with a risk of sports-related injuries and illnesses, and Paralympic athletes' additional medical issues can be a challenge to health care providers and medical staff. However, few prospective studies have assessed sports-related injuries and illnesses in Paralympic sport (SRIIPS) over time. Advances in mobile phone technology and networking systems offer novel opportunities to develop innovative eHealth applications for collection of athletes' self-reports...
November 29, 2017: JMIR Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176505/sex-specific-outcomes-and-predictors-of-concussion-recovery
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Cecilia Davis-Hayes, James D Gossett, William N Levine, Tanzid Shams, Jumpei Harada, Jeremy Mitnick, James Noble
INTRODUCTION: Sports-related concussion (SRC) is a substantial concern in collegiate athletics. Some studies of SRC that make comparisons by sex are limited by sample size, follow-up duration, or referral bias. Sex-specific predictors of occurrence and recovery are uncertain. METHODS: A 15-year retrospective cohort study identified 1,200 Columbia University varsity athletes (822 male [68.5%], 378 female [31.5%]) at risk of collegiate SRC. RESULTS: A total of 228 athletes experienced at least one collegiate concussion, including 88 female athletes (23...
December 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161185/medications-for-sleep-schedule-adjustments-in-athletes
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Matthew B Baird, Irfan M Asif
CONTEXT: Sleep schedule adjustments are common requirements of modern-day athletes. Many nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic strategies exist to facilitate circadian rhythm shifts to maximize alertness and performance during competition. This review summarizes the evidence for commonly used pharmacologic agents and presents recommendations for the sports medicine provider. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: MEDLINE searches were performed using the following keywords: sleep aids, circadian rhythm adjustment, athletes and sleep, caffeine and sports, melatonin and athletes, and sleep aids and sports...
November 1, 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157642/engaging-the-community-in-the-process-of-changing-school-start-times-experience-of-the-cherry-creek-school-district
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Lisa J Meltzer, Janise McNally, Amy E Plog, Scott A Siegfried
Despite growing evidence of the positive impact of later school start times on adolescent health and academic outcomes, relatively few districts have changed start times due to concerns about transportation, child care, and athletics/extracurricular activities. This paper provides a case study of the Cherry Creek School District's (CCSD) successful efforts to change start times. The CCSD is a diverse district with an enrollment of almost 55,000 students in suburban Denver. As part of CCSD's strategic plan, a multi-disciplinary task force was formed to examine the impact of start times on student achievement, and recommend a start time schedule driven by best practices on adolescent sleep patterns, balanced with family and community needs...
December 2017: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135639/sleep-and-athletic-performance
#8
Andrew M Watson
Sleep is an essential component of health and well-being, with significant impacts on physical development, emotional regulation, cognitive performance, and quality of life. Along with being an integral part of the recovery and adaptive process between bouts of exercise, accumulating evidence suggests that increased sleep duration and improved sleep quality in athletes are associated with improved performance and competitive success. In addition, better sleep may reduce the risk of both injury and illness in athletes, not only optimizing health but also potentially enhancing performance through increased participation in training...
November 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120225/descriptive-values-for-dancers-on-baseline-concussion-tools
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Lauren McIntyre, Marc Campo
CONTEXT:   Capturing baseline data before a concussion can be a valuable tool in individualized care. However, not all athletes, including dancers, have access to baseline testing. When baseline examinations were not performed, clinicians consult normative values. Dancers are unique athletes; therefore, describing values specific to dancers may assist those working with these athletes in making more informed decisions. OBJECTIVE:   To describe values for key concussion measures of dancers...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114564/the-effect-of-pretest-exercise-on-baseline-computerized-neurocognitive-test-scores
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Alec Pawlukiewicz, Aaron M Yengo-Kahn, Gary Solomon
Background: Baseline neurocognitive assessment plays a critical role in return-to-play decision making following sport-related concussions. Prior studies have assessed the effect of a variety of modifying factors on neurocognitive baseline test scores. However, relatively little investigation has been conducted regarding the effect of pretest exercise on baseline testing. Purpose/Hypothesis: The aim of our investigation was to determine the effect of pretest exercise on baseline Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) scores in adolescent and young adult athletes...
October 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099652/impact-of-short-compared-to-long-haul-international-travel-on-the-sleep-and-wellbeing-of-national-wheelchair-basketball-athletes
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Heidi R Thornton, Joanna Miller, Lee Taylor, Charli Sargent, Michele Lastella, Peter M Fowler
Currently, very little is known about the impact of short- or long-haul air travel on the sleep and wellbeing of wheelchair basketball athletes. Eleven national wheelchair basketball athletes wore actigraphy monitors prior, during, and after air travel to the United Kingdom. Upon arrival, participants rated their subjective jet-lag, fatigue, and vigor. Individuals traveled to the United Kingdom from different locations in Australia, the United States, and Europe and were categorised according to travel length [LONG (up to 30...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072537/sleep-training-load-and-performance-in-elite-female-gymnasts
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J Dumortier, A Mariman, J Boone, L Delesie, E Tobback, D Vogelaers, J G Bourgois
Training load (TL) and recovery should be in optimal balance to obtain maximal performance gains. We aimed to study sleep as a recovery technique and its relationship with TL and performance in elite athletes. Twenty-six elite female artistic gymnasts were divided into an under 13 (n = 6), an under 14 (n = 6), a junior (n = 7; 14-15y) and a senior (=World Championship (WC) competitors, n = 7; ≥16y) category. Sleep, through sleep logs, and training parameters, using the session Rate of Perceived Exertion (sRPE) scale, were monitored to calculate total sleep time (TST), sleep efficiency (SE), TL, monotony and strain...
October 26, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072031/wellness-muscle-soreness-and-neuromuscular-performance-during-a-training-week-in-volleyball-athletes
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Francisco Tavares, Mário Simões, Bruno Matos, Tiaki B Smith, Matthew Driller
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the current study is to analyse the acute effects of volleyball training and to compare the responses of different perceptual and neuromuscular measures to overall training load. METHODS: The training load, wellness, neuromuscular performance and perceptual measures of soreness of 13 highly-trained volleyball athletes (18 ± 1 years; 187.1 ± 7.0 cm; 84.3 ± 10.3 kg) representing the Portugal under-19 national team were monitored during a training week...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056598/prevalence-of-illness-poor-mental-health-and-sleep-quality-and-low-energy-availability-prior-to-the-2016-summer-olympic-games
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Michael Drew, Nicole Vlahovich, David Hughes, Renee Appaneal, Louise M Burke, Bronwen Lundy, Margot Rogers, Mary Toomey, David Watts, Gregory Lovell, Stephan Praet, Shona L Halson, Candice Colbey, Silvia Manzanero, Marijke Welvaert, Nicholas P West, David B Pyne, Gordon Waddington
OBJECTIVE: Establish the prevalence of illness symptoms, poor sleep quality, poor mental health symptoms, low energy availability and stress-recovery state in an Olympic cohort late in the 3 months prior to the Summer Olympic Games. METHODS: Olympic athletes (n=317) from 11 sports were invited to complete questionnaires administered 3 months before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. These questionnaires included the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Questionnaire, Perceived Stress Scale, Dispositional Resilience Scale, Recovery-Stress Questionnaire (REST-Q-52 item), Low Energy Availability in Females Questionnaire (LEAF-Q), Epworth Sleepiness Scale, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and custom-made questionnaires on probiotic usage and travel...
October 22, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047222/validation-of-the-german-version-of-the-ford-insomnia-response-to-stress-test
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Arne Dieck, Susanne Helbig, Christopher L Drake, Jutta Backhaus
The purpose of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of a German version of the Ford Insomnia Response to Stress Test with groups with and without sleep problems. Three studies were analysed. Data set 1 was based on an initial screening for a sleep training program (n = 393), data set 2 was based on a study to test the test-retest reliability of the Ford Insomnia Response to Stress Test (n = 284) and data set 3 was based on a study to examine the influence of competitive sport on sleep (n = 37)...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039246/regular-practice-of-competitive-sports-does-not-impair-sleep-in-adolescents-dados-study
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María Reyes Beltran-Valls, Enrique García Artero, Ana Capdevila-Seder, Alejandro Legaz-Arrese, Mireia Adelantado-Renau, Diego Moliner-Urdiales
PURPOSE: To analyze differences in sleep quality and duration by athletic status and sex, and to examine the association between physical activity (PA) recommendation and sleep in adolescents. METHODS: A total of 267 adolescents [13.9 (0.3) y] from Deporte, ADOlescencia y Salud (DADOS) study (129 girls) were included in this cross-sectional analysis. Athletes competed regularly in organized sport events and trained ≥3 days per week, but nonathletes did not compete...
October 17, 2017: Pediatric Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035666/examination-of-risk-for-sleep-disordered-breathing-among-college-football-players
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Bailey Peck, Timothy Renzi, Hannah Peach, Jane Gaultney, Joseph S Marino
CONTEXT: Professional football linemen are at risk for sleep disordered breathing (SDB) compared to other types of athletes. It is currently unknown whether collegiate football linemen display a similar risk profile. OBJECTIVE: 1) Determine for the first time whether collegiate football linemen show risk for SDB, and 2) Test the hypothesis that SDB risk is higher in collegiate football linemen compared to an athletic comparison group. DESIGN: Descriptive laboratory study...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031461/sleep-sport-and-the-brain
#18
Shona L Halson, Laura E Juliff
The recognition that sleep is one of the foundations of athlete performance is increasing both in the elite athlete arena as well as applied performance research. Sleep, as identified through sleep deprivation and sleep extension investigations, has a role in performance, illness, injury, metabolism, cognition, memory, learning, and mood. Elite athletes have been identified as having poorer quality and quantity of sleep in comparison to the general population. This is likely the result on training times, competition stress/anxiety, muscle soreness, caffeine use, and travel...
2017: Progress in Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977294/sleep-quality-and-its-association-with-psychological-symptoms-in-adolescent-athletes
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Gabriel Cordeiro Gomes, Muana Hiandra Pereira Dos Passos, Hítalo Andrade Silva, Valéria Mayaly Alves de Oliveira, Wbinayara Alves Novaes, Ana Carolina Rodarti Pitangui, Rodrigo Cappato de Araújo
OBJECTIVE: To verify the prevalence of poor sleep quality and its association with personal characteristics and symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress in amateur adolescent athletes. METHODS: 309 adolescent athletes aged between 10 and 19 years were enrolled. Data collection included: a structured questionnaire, with personal information; the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI); and the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-21). Results are described in mean and standard deviation (numeric variables) and absolute and relative frequencies (categorical variables)...
July 2017: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931975/correlation-between-sleep-and-psychological-mood-states-in-female-wheelchair-basketball-players-on-a-japanese-national-team
#20
Kenji Tsunoda, Hirotaka Mutsuzaki, Kazushi Hotta, Yukiyo Shimizu, Naruki Kitano, Yasuyoshi Wadano
[Purpose] Although some studies suggest the importance of getting adequate sleep for enhancing mood, there is not yet sufficient evidence on the relationship between sleep and mood states in athletes, especially for athletes with physical disability. The purpose of this study is to reveal relationships between sleep and psychological mood states in female wheelchair basketball players. [Subjects and Methods] Seventeen female wheelchair basketball players (30.9 ± 9.4 years old) on a Japanese national team participated...
September 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
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