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Daytime naps can be used to supplement night-time sleep in athletes

This study examined the efficacy of daytime napping to supplement night-time sleep in athletes. Twelve well-trained male soccer players completed three conditions in a randomised, counterbalanced order: 9 h in bed overnight with no daytime nap (9 h + 0 h); 8 h in bed overnight with a 1-h daytime nap (8 h + 1 h); and 7 h in bed overnight with a 2-h daytime nap (7 h + 2 h). Sleep was assessed using polysomnography. The total amount of sleep obtained in the three conditions was similar, i.e. 8.1 h (9 h + 0 h), 8.2 h (8 h + 1 h), and 8.0 h (7 h + 2 h). Daytime napping may be an effective strategy to supplement athletes’ night-time sleep. © 2018, © 2018 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

35

Issue

6

Start Page

865

End Page

868

Number of Pages

4

eISSN

1525-6073

ISSN

0742-0528

Publisher

Taylor & Francis, UK

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • No

Acceptance Date

2017-10-02

External Author Affiliations

Australian Institute of Sport

Author Research Institute

  • Appleton Institute

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Journal

Chronobiology International

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