oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Sleep and the athlete: Effect of exercise on sleep

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



There is still no definitely known reason for the physiological phenomenon of sleep. However one theory is that sleep forms some form of �restorative process�. With this in mind I have investigated the effect of exercise on sleep as one would expect an increase in the requirement for this �restorative process� after exercise.

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