S7 Ep6: Sleep loss and performance in female athletes

With special guest: Liv Knowles

In this episode, I speak to Liv Knowles about her research. Specifically, we discuss the lack of research on female athletes and why that may be. We also discuss the impact of sleep loss on physical performance and why your legs may give way before anything else.

Check out some of Liv’s papers and writing below:

  • Knowles OE, Drinkwater EJ, Urwin CS, Lamon S, Aisbett B. Inadequate sleep and muscle strength: Implications for resistance training. J Sci Med Sport. 2018 Sep;21(9):959-968. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2018.01.012. Epub 2018 Feb 2. PMID: 29422383.
  • Knowles OE, Aisbett B, Main LC, Drinkwater EJ, Orellana L, Lamon S. Resistance Training and Skeletal Muscle Protein Metabolism in Eumenorrheic Females: Implications for Researchers and Practitioners. Sports Med. 2019 Nov;49(11):1637-1650. doi: 10.1007/s40279-019-01132-7. PMID: 31190324.
  • Knowles OE. No time to sleep on it – start exercising! J Physiol. 2020 Jun;598(11):2059-2060. doi: 10.1113/JP279790. Epub 2020 Apr 30. PMID: 32240541.
  • Why are males still the default subjects in medical research? By Severine Lamon and Olivia Knowles https://theconversation.com/why-are-males-still-the-default-subjects-in-medical-research-167545

Follow Liv on Twitter @LivKnowles1.