Sleep Awareness Month: STA Podcast

by | Focus On Sleep

As runners, most of us are aware that our running performance will be affected by a poor night’s sleep, and as a result we do what we can to get some decent shut-eye. But it’s not easy in our industrialised world, with work and kids frequently not allowing us more than 6 hours sleep a night.

Modern sleep reasearch is now far more equipped at measuring the affect of poor sleep quantity & quality, and the results are pretty shocking. Yes, running performance will suffer, but more significant is the effect on day to day functioning and emotional & physical well being.

The long-term effects of sleep loss and sleep disorders are now being associated with increased risk of systemic disorders including :

  • hypertension
  • diabetes
  • obesity
  • depression
  • heart attack
  • stroke
  • Alzheimer’s

‘SLEEP AWARENESS MONTH’ on the Sports Therapy Association Podcast

Back in April 2023, the Sports Therapy Association and Runchatlive streamed a month of LIVE video interviews with internationally acclaimed experts from the world of Sleep Research. All episodes can be found on podcast apps & youtube: 

Runchatlive Podcast Ep.53
‘Sleep – The Silent Epidemic’

with Jesse Cook, Clinical Psych PhD Student. Sleep Researcher.

Runchatlive Podcast Ep.54
‘Sleep Trackers’

with Dr Olivia Walch, CEO of Arcascope, PhD Applied Mathematics.

Runchatlive Podcast Ep.55
‘Sleep: Injury & Performance’

with Dr Jonathan Charest, Director of Athlete Sleep Service at Centre For Sleep and Human Performance

Runchatlive Podcast Ep.56
‘In-Home Polysomnogram’

with Dr Amy M. Bender, Director of Clinical Sleep Science at Cerebra

Click on the images below to listen to the podcasts!


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