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Sleep and Injury Risk

Sleep is an important factor in reducing risk of injury and plays a role in your overall health.

 

Less than 7 hrs of sleep increases your risk of injury by 51% and more than 7 hrs of sleep decreases your risk of injury by 37%. This injury risk is seen up to 14 days afterwards.

 

Poor sleep quality is also associated with greater food intake and lower-quality diet, which can increase cardiovascular disease risk.

 

Here are some sleep tips:

-keep a consistent sleep schedule

-use your bed only for sleep and sex

-limit daytime naps

-don’t eat a large meal before bedtime

-create a caffeine cut-off time

-turn off electronic devices 1 hour before bed

-block out noise and light

 

Are you getting 7 hours of sleep every night?

 

Lauren DeYoe

 

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Reiki Master

Owner Reiki PT


References:


Measures of Poor Sleep Quality Are Associated With Higher Energy Intake and Poor Diet Quality in a Diverse Sample of Women From the Go Red for Women Strategically Focused Research Network (Zuraikat 2020)

General Health Complaints and Sleep Associated With New Injury Within An Endurance Sporting Population: A prospective study (Johnston 2020)

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