FPF Show Episode 11: How Does Poor Sleep and High Stress Affect Your Risk of Injury?

By dpope2020

December 10, 2021

In today's episode we take a look at a very interesting question, "Does High Stress and Poor Sleep Predict Injury and Illness in Athletes"?  We go over:

  • Why do we care about sleep and stress?
  • Does perceived high stress (on a 1-5 scale) predict injuries in athletes
  • Do periods of high stress correlate with injury (examination periods)
  • Does sleep duration predict risk of injury or illness?
  • Can we use this information to implement stress reduction / sleep hygiene strategies for our patients?

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Show Notes / Relevant Articles:

  1. Two Interesting Benefits of Sleep for Athletes


  1. Hamlin MJ, Wilkes D, Elliot CA, Lizamore CA, Kathiravel Y. Monitoring Training Loads and Perceived Stress in Young Elite University Athletes. Front Physiol. 2019;10:34. Published 2019 Jan 29. doi:10.3389/fphys.2019.00034

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