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Across the Research

Issue 13 - November 2023

Research Review Summary

The longitudinal course and impact of non-restorative sleep: A five-year community-based follow-up study

Key takeaways:
  • Research exists linking sleep quality and quantity to injury and pain, but not all studies show an effect
  • Sleep quality and quantity could be a symptom of psychological state or training stressors, which may have their own impact on injury risk and pain
  • There are several established indicators of poor sleep that we can assess for
  • We can provide recommendations on sleep hygiene but education alone may not be effective in changing sleep quality/quantity
  • Consider referral to a sleep specialist in cases of significant sleep disturbance