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How Sleep Helps Johnny Manziel

via Dan Peterson

Last month, Johnny Manziel, Heisman Trophy winning quarterback at Texas A&M, made news when he was asked to leave the Manning Passing Academy after he missed a morning meeting and practice.  In his role as a coach/counselor to the future QBs at the camp, he was helping teach the fundamental movements and technique of the position.  His reason for his absence? “I just overslept”.  While some in the media have suggested other reasons for his “tiredness”, new research reveals that all that sleep may have actually helped him improve his own motor skills for the new season. Researchers have known for awhile that we all need sleep, not only for rejuvenation, …

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The Synapse – Music, Sleep And A Used Putter

via Axon Sports

In this week’s edition of Synapse, we take a look at three new research studies that could boost your budding superstar’s performance by listening to music, taking a nap or even borrowing your favorite PGA golfer’s putter.

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Sleep and athletic performance: are there morning athletes and evening athletes?

via Axon Sports

A brand-new study on sleep and the hitting performance of professional baseball players asks a really important and vastly under-studied question: do athletes who are morning people vs. evening people perform differently depending on the time of day? The new study was recently presented at the Sleep 2011 conference by lead author Dr. W. Christopher Winter, medical director of the Martha Jefferson Hospital Sleep Medicine Center in Charlottesville, Va. Via Medical News Today: Results indicate that players who were “morning types” had a higher batting average (.267) than players who were “evening types” (.259) in early games that started before 2 p.m. However, evening types had a higher batting average (.261) …

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