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dc.contributor.authorO'Donnell, Shannonen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorDriller, Matthew W.en_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-02T00:22:34Z
dc.date.available2017en_NZ
dc.date.available2017-06-02T00:22:34Z
dc.date.issued2017en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationO’Donnell, S., & Driller, M. W. (2017). Sleep-hygiene education improves sleep indices in elite female athletes. International Journal of Exercise Science, 10(4), 522–530.en
dc.identifier.issn1939-795Xen_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/11087
dc.description.abstractThe importance of sleep in providing psychophysiological recovery in elite athletes is often overlooked. In other populations (eg shift workers and adolescent students), sleep hygiene education may serve to acutely improve sleep indices. However, this is yet to be examined in an elite athlete setting. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to evaluate the effect of a sleep hygiene education session on sleep indices in elite athletes. The study involved 26 elite female netball athletes performing one week of baseline sleep monitoring (PRE), followed by a sleep hygiene education session and a further week of sleep monitoring (POST) in a single group, pre- post design. The sleep hygiene education session focused on providing information on the importance of sleep for athletes and practical tips to improve sleep quality and quantity. Sleep monitoring was performed using wrist actigraphy to assess total sleep time (TST), sleep efficiency (SE%), total time in bed (TTB), sleep latency (SL), wake episodes per night (WE), sleep onset variance (SOV), wake variance (WV) wake episode duration (WED), sleep onset time (SOT), and wake time (WT). There was a significant improvement in TST (mean ± SD; 22.3 ± 39.9 minutes, p=0.01) PRE to POST sleep hygiene education session, the difference associated with a small effect (ES: 0.39). A significant improvement PRE to POST was found for WV (p=0.03), and for WED (p=0.03). There were no significant differences for SE%, SL, TTB, WE, SOV, SOT, WT. The current study reports that a sleep hygiene education session is effective in improving sleep quantity in elite female athletes in an acute setting.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherBerkeley Electronic Pressen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol10/iss4/5/en_NZ
dc.rightsThis article is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
dc.titleSleep-hygiene education improves sleep indices in elite female athletes.en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.relation.isPartOfInternational Journal of Exercise Scienceen_NZ
pubs.begin-page522
pubs.elements-id194443
pubs.end-page530
pubs.issue4en_NZ
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