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Promoting Healthy Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Student-Athletes: Mental Health, Social Functioning, and Physical Well-Being

Sleep has been increasingly identified as important for physical and mental well-being, especially among young adults. This study developed and assessed the benefits of a novel sleep health intervention targeted at student athletes. We assessed relationships among sleep, circadian preference, and outcomes including overall mental health, stress, mood, anxiety, social functioning and physical well-being. We also examined whether a simple sleep health intervention, with and without the aid of technology, was associated with improvements in mental and physical well-being. As expected, improvements in sleep correlated with improvements in mental and physical well-being.