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Individualized sleep education improves subjective and objective sleep indices in elite cricket athletes: A pilot study

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posted on 18.05.2020, 00:00 by MW Driller, Antonio Lastella, AP Sharp
The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effect of personalized sleep hygiene education on sleep indices in elite athletes. Nine elite male cricket players performed 3 weeks of baseline sleep monitoring (PRE), followed by group and individualized sleep hygiene education and a further 3 weeks of sleep monitoring (POST). Subjective sleep questionnaires included the Athlete Sleep Behaviour Questionnaire (ASBQ), the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Objective sleep indices were monitored via wrist actigraphy. There were significant improvements (p < 0.05) in two of the sleep questionnaires (ESS and PSQI) and in sleep efficiency (+5%), sleep latency (−29 min) and sleep onset variance (−28 min) following the intervention, all associated with large or very large effect sizes (d= 1.38, −0.85 and −0.88, respectively). The current study reports that personalized sleep hygiene education using the ASBQ to target maladaptive sleep behaviours may be effective in acutely improving sleep indices in elite male athletes. © 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

History

Volume

37

Issue

17

Start Page

2021

End Page

2025

Number of Pages

5

eISSN

1466-447X

ISSN

0264-0414

Publisher

Routledge

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Acceptance Date

03/05/2019

External Author Affiliations

Auckland University of Technology, University of Waikato, NZ

Author Research Institute

Appleton Institute

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Journal of Sports Sciences

Exports

CQUniversity

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