Getting better sleep before a big game, the downside of ACL reconstructive surgery, and how sleep deprivation slows down your brain cells.

 

Monday, November 06

Young athletes in sports: How to manage and why early specialization can lead to overuse injuries

http://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2017/11/01/young-athletes-not-small-adult-athletes-junior-doctors-perspective-first-young-athletes-forum-convention/?

 

Tuesday, November 07

82% of athletes report problems falling asleep before a competition. 59% of team sport athletes report having no strategy to overcome poor sleep. Tips to catch Z’s

https://ylmsportscience.com/2014/09/28/worse-sleep-in-the-nights-prior-to-competitions-is-common-some-tips-to-get-back-to-sleep-by-ylmsportscience/

 

Wednesday, November 08

Salivary biomarker tests, movement assessments and cardiovascular testing. Identifying athlete’s weaknesses: Nebraska Athletic Performance Lab does it all

http://www.dailynebraskan.com/sports/nebraska-athletic-performance-lab-links-innovative-science-sports/article_5cb5c762-c03d-11e7-bcdc-e33bb6c6cf29.html

 

Thursday, November 09

Sleep deprivation: Literally slowing your brain cells down. Lack of sleep causes impairment to various mental functions

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/11/06/562354635/sleepless-night-leaves-some-brain-cells-as-sluggish-as-you-feel

 

Friday, November 10

Almost 70% of ACL injuries are non-contact in nature. 45% of ACL reconstruction patients will develop arthritis within 10 years of surgery. Is surgery worth it?

http://bjr.boneandjoint.org.uk/content/6/11/621?

 

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