Huffington Post Blog – Sleep and the Beautiful Game

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Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, Sleep Therapist

14th July 2014 – Huffington Post Blog – Sleep and the Beautiful Game

I spend a lot of my time talking about sleep, helping people to sleep. My husband says I’m obsessed with sleep. I call it fascination. How will the German and Argentinian footballers sleep on Saturday night before their big game? Will they fall effortlessly into deep, dreamless sleep as soon as their heads hit the pillow or will they lie awake in bed, tossing and turning, thinking about what lies ahead? I have worked with a number of athletes and Premiership footballers who experience difficulties getting to sleep the night before a big game. ‘Sleep initiation’ is one of the main sleep problems I encounter in my work, along with ‘sleep maintenance’ in which the sufferer wakes in the early hours – typically between 2 and 4am – and can’t get back to sleep. Both problems are maddening – and sometimes literally – as I see in my work at the clinic….

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