Episode 24: How much does sleep affect sports or exercise performance?

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In the Zone
Most athletes, parents, and coaches assume that sleep deprivation is detrimental to sports performance, but why does it hurt? And how can youth and adult athletes alike improve their sleep, and possibly, their success in sports?

That’s Gotta Hurt
Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots TE
Ahmad Bradshaw – New York Giants RB
Osi Umenyiora – New York Giants DE

Ask Dr. Geier
Can I play golf after surgery for a meniscus tear and arthritis of the knee?
When can I walk comfortably at college after ACL reconstruction?
Can snapping triceps cause forearm pain?
Options for iliotibial band syndrome (IT band syndrome) in a triathlete?
Return to sports after quadriceps injury in football?
Surgery or physical therapy for a first-time patellar dislocation?

Fan Favorites and Trash Talkers
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