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FRONTIERS IN MEDICAL CASE REPORTS - Volume 2; Issue 4, (Jul-Aug, 2021)

Pages: 1-09

Sleep Quality and Anxiety in Different Sports Categories

Franco L, Solis M, Rodriguez AB, Terrón MP

Category: Medical Case Reports

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Sleep is a needed and repairing physiological state, usually recurring and reversible, characterized by a depression in the senses, the conscience, and the spontaneous motricity, in which a person can awaken due to sensory stimulus. In the case of athletes, sleep has been considered a key factor for competition and its efficiency, being the most common alterations among athletes partial sleep privation and fragmented sleep. athletes increase their anxiety level when the competition is approaching. This increase in anxiety produces a negative effect in the sleep quality, motivating a sleep disruption before a competition. We selected volunteers of 4 kinds of sports: athletics, boxing, basketball and crossfit and a control group was added that didn’t practice any sports with regularity. All the participating filled the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality (PSQI) tests. This sleep is affected by the stress athletes are subjected to before a competition. Anxiety shows higher levels in women than in men, so women are worse sleepers than men.

Keywords: Anxiety, Athletics, Sleep, Sport


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