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You snooze, You… win?

3 - Published January 14, 2009 by in The Life

Forget the old saying “You snooze, You lose” and take a look at what the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers have been doing this season.  Instead of adjusting their sleep patterns to match their travels, they are revolutionizing the way teams prepare for road trips by keeping their bodies on “Portland time.” 

The Oregonian’s Jason Quick has the story:Travis Outlaw drives on Chicago’s Drew Gooden (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

At the seed of the changes was Dr. Charles Czeisler, a gray-haired professor who works at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and heads Harvard Medical School’s Division of Sleep Medicine. Czeisler, who has also worked with NASA astronauts and the U.S. Olympic Committee, stresses the importance of getting enough sleep each night and keeping the body’s internal clocks in sync by maintaining consistent sleep patterns.

 What could this mean for lacrosse teams looking for an edge?