Dr. Allison Brager - The Importance of Sleep for Athletic Recovery and Performance, Sleep Credit and Debt, Sleep and Mental Health, How to Nap, and More.
The Sports Science & Recovery Podcast is an interview-style podcast hosted by Justin Roethlingshoefer, the Founder and Chief Performance Officer at Own It.
In today's episode, I'm excited to be joined by Dr. Allison Brager, a neurobiologist with expertise in sleep and circadian rhythms for the United States Army.
Dr. Brager works on human and animal models of study, examining substrates and mechanisms of resiliency to extreme environmental stress such as exercise, jet lag, and sleep deprivation. She wrote the Military Training Doctrine on holistic health and co-authored the first edition of the NCAA student-athlete mental health handbook.
Dr. Brager has also served on the Board of Directors and has chaired committees for the Sleep Research Society, the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms, and Gordon Research Conferences.
In addition to peer-reviewed publications in flagship society journals, she has written op-ed and column pieces for science and professional society bulletins, has been on many podcasts and has a popular science book entitled, "Meathead: Unraveling the Athletic Brain."
About Justin Roethlingshoefer
Justin has 15+ years in the sports performance, sport science, health, nutrition, and fitness field. He has worked as a performance coach in the NCAA, NHL, with Olympic National Teams and runs a private camp for professional hockey players.
He has written three books on mindset, body development, and fitness that have been Amazon’s best sellers for their category.
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