The Correlation between Sleep Versus Performance and Productivity in High School and College Athletes
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Athletic competition around the world has undergone constant growth, alongside serving as a major part of many individuals’ lives. As participation and involvement within sports increases, athletes are constantly seeking opportunities for advantage that will higher their level of play. Many individuals start their athletic careers young, and there will always be the desire within all sporting organizations to find how to better an athlete’s health and productivity for both the present and future. No matter what kind of sport an athlete is involved in, there will always be a strong focus how to enhance contributing factors regarding rest, recovery and performance. One of the most common factors all athletes hear about and experience firsthand is sleep, and the influence it has on an individual. This paper serves as an effort to provide concrete, helpful information and knowledge to players, coaches and organizations about the true impact of sleep on productivity and performance. First, the primary focus of the paper discusses the relationships between sleep and age, circadian rhythm, stress and alcohol. After this, it shifts to discussing how sleep affects productivity and performance more in general.