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Sleep and sports performance

Sleep can affect sports performance in many ways. For long distance sailors it may mean falling asleep at a crucial moment and losing the race (or the boat!) - for others it can be the hundredth of a millisecond difference between winning and losing, scoring or missing. It affects burnout, rehabilitation, doping, etc. Yet, its importance is undervalued by some. Intertwining daily living with training and performance also creates its own problems. ... hence this meeting.

 

Provisional Programme - Royal Society of Medicine, Sleep Medicine Section. 14th November 2012.

09:25
Dr Chris Idzikowski
Edinburgh Sleep Centre
Introduction
09:30
Dr Mike  Loosemore
UCL & English Institute of Sports
what the sports physician would like to know about sleep?
09:45
Dr Chris Idzikowski
Edinburgh Sleep Centre
Why & how sleep affects sports performance
10:05
Dr Greg Atkinson
Tees University
Light & bright light therapy
10:35
Dr B Edwards
Liverpool John Moores University
Minimising circadian variation and the effects of partial sleep deprivation on athletic performance
11:05
Refreshment break
11:30
Prof Jim Horne
Loughborough University
Sleep, exercise and the brain
12:00
Drs L Reyner & A Whale
Loughborough University
Sleep to win'
12:30
Prof Derk-Jan Dijk
Surrey University
Sleep physiology & the Olympian
13:00
Lunch
14:00
Dr Jason Ellis
Northumbria University
The impact of sleep and nutrition on sports performance
14:30
Dr Samuel J Oliver
Bangor University
The interactions between sleep, sport and the immune system
15:00
Break
15:30
Prof Jim Waterhouse
Liverpool John Moores University
The impact of Ramadan on sleep and sports performance: insights
16:00
Lead by TBC
Instrumentation
16:30
Panel Discussion
Workshop – understanding your sport, the athlete and the data!
Evaluation forms

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