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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

Throughout April on every Tuesday at 8pm (GMT+1), the Sports Therapy Association and Runchatlive will be streaming LIVE video interviews with internationally acclaimed experts from the world of Sleep Research:

‘Sleep – The Silent Epidemic’
with Jesse Cook, Clinical Psych PhD Student. Sleep Researcher.
Click to join LIVE on YouTube! 
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APRIL 12th
‘Sleep Trackers’
with Dr Olivia Walch, CEO of Arcascope, PhD Applied Mathematics.

APRIL 19th
‘Sleep: Injury & Performance’
with Dr Jonathan Charest, Director of Athlete Sleep Service at Centre For Sleep and Human Performance

APRIL 26th
‘In-Home Polysomnogram’
with Dr Amy M. Bender, Director of Clinical Sleep Science at Cerebra


Sleep Awareness Month Speakers:

The shows will be streamed LIVE to:
Sports Therapy Association YouTube Channel
Runchatlive Facebook Page

(Direct Stream Links will be added next to the episode titles above.)

No problem! The audio recording will be uploaded to the ‘Sports Therapy Assocaition Podcast’, available on all popular podcast apps including Spotify.

Feel free to share this with fellow health care professionals!

If you have any questions regarding this event please feel free to contact us. We hope that you can join us live! 


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