oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Sleep and the athlete: Effect of exercise on sleep
|Article Title||Sleep and the athlete: Effect of exercise on sleep|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Physiology, University of the Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||Jul 1999|
|Pages||9 - 12|
|Keyword(s)||Cardiovascular irregularity, Electro-encephalogram (EEG) recordings, High arousal threshold, Increase metabolism, Increased growth hormone, Physiological cardiovascular adaptation, Rapid eye movement (REM), Sleep walking and Slow-wave-sleep|
There is still no definitely known reason for the physiological phenomenon of sleep. However one theory is that sleep forms some form of ï¿½restorative processï¿½. With this in mind I have investigated the effect of exercise on sleep as one would expect an increase in the requirement for this ï¿½restorative processï¿½ after exercise.
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