This is a straight forward question you might hear from your players. How can you screen athletes for sleep quality? What should I do if I identify player(s) with sleep problems?
Recently, I had the opportunity to listen to an excellent talk by Dr Charles Samuels, Medical Director-Centre for Sleep & Human Performance-Calgary, who is a leading scientist and practitioner in the field. As Dr Samuels concluded, he is not yet “fully convinced” about the role of sleep in sports performance. More research is needed to understand the relationship between sleep quantity and quality and human performance.
Here I am posting the link of a similar presentation by Dr Samuels so you can learn more
During this Powerpoint presentation you will learn about:
- The key sleep factors and their association with recovery & regeneration
- The implementation of sleep education within the Long-term Athlete (Player) Development Model
- How to implement an educational program, monitor and evaluate sleep behavior and decide strategies when sleep problems are identified in a player