Prospective Implications of Insufficient Sleep for Athletes

J Athl Train. 2022 Jul;

Riegler, K. E., Guty, E. T., Thomas, G. A., Bradson, M. L., & Arnett, P. A..



CONTEXT: Poor sleep is common in collegiate student athletes and is associated with heterogenous self-reported complaints at baseline. However, exploration of the long-term implications of poor sleep at baseline has been less well studied. OBJECTIVE: To examine the implications of insufficient sleep at baseline, and factors such as symptom reporting and neurocognitive performance at baseline associated with insufficient sleep, for risk of sport-related concussion (SRC). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Undergraduate institution. PATIENTS OR OTHER PARTICIPANTS: Participants were 614 student-athletes. Athletes were divided into two groups based on hours slept the night prior to baseline testing: sufficient sleepers (>7.07 hours) and insufficient (

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