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Wake Up To Sleep Seminar

The role of Sleep in Recovery and Sports Performance – What we know so far

We are delighted to have , Professor Giles Warrington PhD, FACSM, delivering a “Wake up to Sleep” The role of Sleep in Recovery and Sports Performance – What we know so far! seminar on March 6th, at 7pm, in the Castletroy Park Hotel.

Sleep is the single most important behavioural experience we have and plays a number of important biological functions in terms of promoting recovery, enhancing memory function and learning as well as maintaining better mental and physical health. Despite being the most powerful tool in an athlete’s kit bag, the importance of sleep for promoting recovery from training and preparation for competition is often overlooked.

This seminar will explore the roles and functions of sleep and provide an overview the many scientifically proven benefits of sleep with a particular focus on the aspects related sports performance, as well as unpack a simple toolkit to promote better sleep.

 

About Professor Giles Warrington PhD, FACSM

Giles Warrington is Professor (Chair) of Human Performance and Innovation in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences (PESS) at the University of Limerick and Co-Director of the Sport and Human Performance Research Centre. Giles previously worked at the National Coaching and Training Centre where he was Head of Player/Athlete Services where he developed and oversaw the implementation of the International Carding Scheme for elite and developmental Irish Athletes. Giles was also previously employed by the British Olympic Association, where he worked as an Exercise Physiologist at the British Olympic Medical Centre. Giles is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a Sport Ireland Institute accredited Performance Physiologist.

Between 2002 -2016, Giles was Head Performance Physiologist and Sports Science Lead to the Olympic Council of Ireland and was a member of the Irish Medical Teams at the Athens, Beijing and London and Rio Olympic Games. He was also Director of the pre-Games training camps for the London and Rio Olympic Games. Over the course of his 35 year career in high performance sport Giles has worked with and advised a wide number of sports, coaches and athletes including over 80 European, World and Olympic Medallists. He is now actively involved in underage coaching with St. Mary’s Athenry GAA Club. Giles recently finished his 6 year term as Chair of the Limerick Sports Partnership Board.

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