A bespoke sleep monitoring and sleep hygiene intervention improves sleep in an U18 professional football player: A case study

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Edinborough, L., Hill, J., Jarvis, M., Bruce-Low, S. and Pedlar, C. R. 2023. A bespoke sleep monitoring and sleep hygiene intervention improves sleep in an U18 professional football player: A case study. Journal of Sports Sciences. 41 (4), pp. 350-357. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2023.2213032
AuthorsEdinborough, L., Hill, J., Jarvis, M., Bruce-Low, S. and Pedlar, C. R.
Abstract

This case study reports on a professional football player (age: 17.6 years) who was referred for sleep monitoring and intervention after reporting excessive night-time awakenings. The player undertook a series of subjective sleep assessments and objective sleep monitoring (activity monitor). Based on the data presented, a sleep hygiene intervention was prescribed. Numerical comparisons were made between pre-intervention (Pre) and post-intervention (Post) values. Objective values were also compared to reference data from a similarly aged professional cohort from the same club (n=11). Wake episodes per night (Pre: 7.9 ± 3, Post: 4.5 ± 1.9; -43%) and wake after sleep onset (WASO; Pre: 74.3 ± 31.8 mins, Post: 50.0 ± 22.8 mins, -33%) were improved from Pre to Post. Compared to the reference data, mean wake episodes per night (Pre: 7.9 ± 3.0, reference: 4.6 ± 2.6; -42%) and WASO (Pre: 74.3 ± 31.8 mins, reference: 44.3 ± 36.5 mins; -40%) were all lower compared to Pre levels. All effect sizes between Post and the reference data were small to trivial. Whilst causality cannot be proven, we observed multiple sleep metrics improving following an intervention. This provides a potential framework for practitioners looking to provide targeted sleep assessment and intervention.

JournalJournal of Sports Sciences
Journal citation41 (4), pp. 350-357
ISSN0264-0414
Year2023
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2023.2213032
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Online14 May 2023
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Accepted03 May 2023
Deposited05 Jan 2024
FunderSouthampton Football Club
Copyright holder© 2023, The Authors
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