Sleep and Exercise

Peter R. Eastwood, Elisa Robey

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Sleep is critical to normal physiological and psychological function, and people spend nearly one third of their lives asleep. Usual sleep duration is considered to be between 7 and 9 hours per night for healthy adults. The different stages of sleep have historically been defined according to the 1968 classification rules of Alan Rechtschaffen and Anthony Kales (R&K) as wakefulness, one of four stages of non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep (S1, S2, S3, and S4), or rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology
EditorsRobert C. Eklund, Gershon Tenenbaum
Place of PublicationCalifornia, United States
PublisherSage Publishing/Sage Publications
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781452203836
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Sleep
  • Exercise
  • Athletes
  • Athletic performance
  • Sleep loss
  • Sleep disorders


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