Sleep and Physical Performance: A Case Study of Collegiate Women’s Division 1 Basketball Players
In this work, we present a case study to evaluate the connections between sleep, training load, and the perceptions of physical/emotional state of a collegiate, division 1 Women’s basketball team. The study took place during the off- (3 weeks) and pre-season (6 weeks) while sleep was tracked using WHOOP wearable straps. Training load was recorded by the strength coach and athletes. Short Recovery and Short Stress (SRSS) questionnaire was used to evaluate the perceptions of athletes on their own emotional and physical states. Our results showed that heart rate measurements are associated with stress levels and recovery perception. We also discovered that the training load was not linked to the sleep variables without the considerations of athletic performance. However, training load may alter perceived stress and recovery which requires further exploration.
Taber, C., Senbel, S., Ezzeddine, D., Nolan, J., Ocel, A., Artan, N. S., & Kaya, T. (2021, November). Sleep and physical performance: A case study of collegiate women’s division 1 basketball players. In 2021 43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC) (pp. 6787-6790). IEEE. Doi: 10.1109/EMBC46164.2021.9630820
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