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Do Athletes Need Extra Sleep?

By Elizabeth Quinn, VeryWellFit, 03/08/18, 12:00PM CST


Athletes Perform Better with More Sleep.

The amount of sleep an athlete gets appears to have a large impact on sports performance.

Cheri Mah of the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Laboratory has been following the sleep patterns and athletic performance of Stanford athletes for years. Her research continues to show that getting more sleep leads to better sports performance for all types of athletes.