Lesson series

5 rules to sleep

In this course, Shona Halson discusses 5 golden rules to optimise sleep in athletes.

You will learn about:
  The importance of sleep
  Why sleep is important for health
  What disturbs sleep in athletes
  How to measure and assess sleep
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Author

Professor Shona Halson

Number of lectures

1

Video time

30 mins

Key readings

1

Exams

1

Testimonials

Professor Shona Halson

Shona Halson is an Associate Professor in the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences at Australian Catholic University. Prior to this she was a Senior Physiologist at the Australian Institute of Sport for 15 years. She has a PhD in Exercise Physiology and has over 100 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of sleep, recovery, fatigue, and travel. She is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
Shona was selected as the Director of the Australian Olympic Committee Recovery Centre for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the 2012 London Olympic Games and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Current consultancy services include Nike, SleepScore and the Australian Open Tennis Tournament.
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