Most people are well aware of the benefits of sleep. From improved immune system, to better moods, to better concentration, getting enough sleep is extremely important. But what effect does sleep have on athletes and injuries?
A study presented at the American Academy of Paediatrics national conference suggests that sleep may be important in injury prevention amongst teen athletes. Although the study was not of the highest quality, the findings are interesting nonetheless. In this study of middle school and high school athletes, more sleep was linked to less injuries.
This study provides another reason for all teenagers to turn off their PS 3 and makes me wonder how much sleep Eric Lindros was getting during his career!
Our skilled physiotherapists might not be able to help you sleep at night, but if you are to injure yourself, then we can help you return to your sport quickly.