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How Important is Sleep for Young Athletes?

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Watch this 1-minute video on sleep in young athletes from Dr. Brooke Pengel, MD. In this video, Dr. Pengel shares advice on sleep, including how much sleep is needed for optimal health and peak performance.

As she indicates, research shows that sleep increases speed, accuracy, and reaction time.

Finally, Dr. Pengel advises all youth athletes to be intentional about their sleep habits.