S8 Ep04: Associations between time zone changes, travel distance & performance in the National Hockey League

With special guest: Dr Jonathan Charest

In this episode, I talk with my friend Jonathan Charest from Calgary, Canada. Jonathan is a native of Quebec, Canada and is a crazy Ice Hockey fan. In this episode, we discuss Jonathan’s latest paper:

Associations between time zone changes travel distance and performance: A retrospective analysis of 2013–2020 National Hockey League Data by Charest, Jonathan et al. published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Volume 25, Issue 12, 1008 – 1016 https://www.jsams.org/article/S1440-2440(22)00439-X/fulltext

Jonathan Charest is the Director of Athlete Sleep Services and a Behavioral Sleep Medicine Specialist at the Centre for Sleep & Human Performance. He works to develop and optimize sleep for athletes (regional to international level). He focuses on how to optimize sleep, training and travel schedule for athletes, occasional athletes, and student-athletes.

In addition to his bachelor’s in psychology (Sherbrooke University), Jonathan is currently completing his PhD in psychology (Laval University). He possesses expertise in behavioural sleep medicine (CBT-I), circadian rhythms disorders, as well as the specific reality of the athletic population. Jonathan has been an invited public speaker for sleep at International Conferences.

As an ex-athlete, Jonathan believes in the importance of sleep, recovery and regeneration in the performance environment and, alongside Dr Samuels and the entire team at CSHP, brings a strong commitment to athletes, coaches, and teams to deliver education, screening tools, and research-based strategies to establish healthy sleep hygiene for athletes throughout their career, and for a lifetime.

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