Wake up call for collegiate athlete sleep: narrative review and consensus recommendations from the NCAA Interassociation Task Force on Sleep and Wellness.

Kroshus E, Wagner J, Wyrick D, Athey A, Bell L, Benjamin HJ, Grandner MA, Kline CE, Mohler JM, Roxanne Prichard J, Watson NF, Hainline B. Br J Sports Med. 2019 May 16. pii: bjsports-2019-100590. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2019-100590. [Epub ahead of print]

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association hosted a sleep summit in 2017 to address the lack of guidelines for sleep management and restorative sleep for collegiate athletes. Members of the Interassociation Task Force on Sleep and Wellness provided a review of four topics related to collegiate athlete sleep: “(1) sleep patterns and disorders among collegiate athletes; (2) sleep and optimal functioning among athletes; (3) screening, tracking and assessment of athlete sleep; and (4) interventions to improve sleep.” They also provided five recommendations.

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