THE ROLE OF SLEEP IN OPTIMIZING ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE: A STUDY OF EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS IN ATHLETES

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Abstract

In order for athletes to achieve optimal performance in sporting competitions, it is crucial to attain an optimal competitive state. Adequate sleep is one factor that may contribute to achieving such a state, as it plays an essential role in competition preparation and recovery. Meanwhile, recent research has emphasized the importance of cognitive functions in athletic performance, particularly executive functions, as they appear to be more predictive than basic cognitive functions. However, research exploring the impact of sleep deprivation on the executive functions of athletes has been neglected so far. Therefore, we investigate the effects of total sleep deprivation on executive functions. A total of 52 athletes performed behavioral measures of inhibition, cognitive flexibility, and working memory capacity after 24 hours of sleep deprivation and a habitual night of sleep. Compared with habitual sleep, total sleep deprivation produced significantly slower performance on sensitive measures of inhibition and cognitive flexibility, but not working memory capacity. We speculate, that these mixed findings might relate to different underlying mechanism of the different executive functions and the respective behavioral measures.
OriginalspracheDeutsch
TitelAbstract Book : 16TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SPORT PSYCHOLOGY
Seitenumfang1
ErscheinungsortTrikala
Herausgeber (Verlag)Hellenic Society of Sport & Exercise Psychology
Erscheinungsdatum05.2023
Seiten66
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 05.2023
Veranstaltung16TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SPORT PSYCHOLOGY: 16o ΔΙΕΘΝΕΣ ΣΥΝΕΔΡΙΟ ΑΘΛΗΤΙΚΗΣ ΨΥΧΟΛΟΓΙΑΣ - Trikala, Griechenland
Dauer: 26.05.202328.05.2023

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