Sleep and Sport

Sleep and Sport

Physical Performance, Mental Performance, Injury Prevention, and Competitive Advantage for Athletes, Coaches, and Trainers

1st Edition - November 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Michael Grandner, Amy Athey
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128229699

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The relationship between sleep and both mental and physical performance in athletes has become a key issue over the past several years. Sleep and Athletes: Physical Performance, Mental Performance, Injury Prevention, and Competitive Advantage for Athletes, Coaches, and Trainers aims to synthesize the growing scientific evidence in this area to help researchers, clinicians, and others interested in sport to understand the fundamentals of sleep health and how these factors relate to athletes. Serving as an important bridge between the sleep and athletics field, the book educates sleep professionals about how their field of expertise relates to various aspects of athletics, whilst educate sports professionals about the basics of sleep and how it relates to their field of expertise. This is accomplished by explaining some of the basics of sleep health; reviewing the literature on sleep disorders, treatments, risk factors for athletes; discussing ways that sleep health impacts physical and mental performance; and addressing key specific areas where these fields overlap. In all cases, this text will draw from the existing peer-reviewed literature, in order to provide evidence-based guidance that is objective and well-explained.

Key Features

  • Highlights the importance of sleep and its relations to various aspects of athletics
  • Provide useful, actionable, evidence-based suggestions for promoting sleep health in athletes
  • Contains accessible reviews that point to relevant literature in often-overlooked areas, serving as a helpful guide to all relevant information on this broad topic area


Sleep medicine researchers, pulmonary medicine researchers, sleep medicine physicians, sports medicine physicians, sports science researchers, performance psychologists, exercise physiology, behavioral medicine. Athletics professionals interested in learning more about sleep, including athletics trainers, coaches, other professionals, and athletes themselves. Psychiatry, public health, kinesiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy

Table of Contents

  • PART 1: Introduction to Sleep and Circadian Physiology and Behavior
    1. Basics of Sleep-Wake Physiology for Athletes and Sport Professionals
    2. Basics of Circadian Rhythms for Athletes and Sport Professionals
    3. Basics of Sleep Problems and Sleep Disorders for Athletes and Sport Professionals

    PART 2: Scope of the Problem
    4. Sleep Problems in Athletes: Prevalence, and Causes
    5. Assessment of Sleep in Athletes
    6. Screening for Sleep Disorders in Athletes

    PART 3: Physical and Mental Performance
    7. Sleep and Physical Performance in Athletes
    8. Sleep and Cognitive Performance in Athletes
    9. Sleep and Mental Health in Athletes
    10. Sleep and Recovery in Athletes
    11. Sleep and Injury Prevention in Athletes

    PART 4: Sleep and Circadian Strategies
    12. Circadian Advantage
    13. Strategic Napping
    14. Sleep, Nutrition, and Supplements
    15. Managing Travel and Jet Lag

    PART 5: Developing a Sleep Health program
    16. Sleep Health Promotion in Athletes
    17. Schedule Planning for Athletes
    18. Wearables, Sleep Tracking, and Assessment of Sleep in Athletics Programs
    19. Developing a Sleep and Circadian Health Program
    20. Resources and Further Reading

Product details

  • No. of pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: November 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128229699

About the Editors

Michael Grandner

Michael Grandner, PhD, MTR, CBSM, FAASM, is the Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona and Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at the Banner-University Medical Center in Tucson, AZ. He also serves as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine in the UA College of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the UA College of Science, and Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He is Certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and is a Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. His research focuses on real-world implications of sleep and health, and how sleep and sleep-related behaviors are related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, neurocognitive functioning, mental health, and longevity.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Sleep and Health Research Program, University of Arizona; Director, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at the Banner-University Medical Center in Tucson, AZ; Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine, UA College of Medicine, AZ, USA

Amy Athey

Dr. Athey earned a doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Loyola College in Maryland and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in university departments of kinesiology and psychology, respectively. She also received her Bachelor in Business Administration from Roanoke College, where she was an All-American basketball player and inducted into the RC Athletics Hall of Fame.

Affiliations and Expertise

Executive Director, Student Wellness and Retention, University of Arizona’s Student Success and Retention Innovation, USA

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