With the coming of the burgeoning wearable market a few years back came a heavy emphasis on sleep—seeing as these wearables could actually monitor an athlete’s sleep. Devices like the one made by Fatigue Science can even coordinate an athlete’s performance in relation to the sleep that they get at night.
Two researchers at the University of Arizona—Dr. Amy B. Athey and Dr. Michael Grandner—have just been given funding via the NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice grant, in order to perform studies on a student-athlete’s psychosocial well-being and mental health. In short, the two doctors will look at how sleep affects more than just an athlete’s performance on the field, but everything around them.
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Sport: Fitness and wellness
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