• Sleep and the Student Athlete

    June 6, 2018

    Sleep is really brain food and if you don’t feed your brain, it doesn’t function at its best.  A well-rested brain is important for athletic, academic and even social performance.  Dr. Lee Edmonds, Bassett Healthcare Network's Medical Director for Sleep Services, further explains that for young adults to achieve on the field and in the classroom, they need to be serious about their sleep routine. Lack of sleep can negatively affect energy and focus levels, which can hurt athletic and academic performance. So, developing good sleep habits can help in both facets of their lives.