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CommonHealth: More Sleep, Better Baseball Players09:47
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Symptoms of insomnia are the most common sleep disorder and affect about one third of Americans at some point in their lives. (Courtesy of Pixabay)
Symptoms of insomnia are the most common sleep disorder and affect about one third of Americans at some point in their lives. (Courtesy of Pixabay)
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Baseball players that increased the amount of time they slept improved their performance on tasks that could translate to the baseball diamond, according to a new study by Cheri Mah, a research fellow at the University of California San Francisco Human Performance Center. The players who increased their sleep had improved reaction times and were more attentive.

This is just one of the studies presented to about 7,000 researchers who were gathered in Boston for the annual sleep research conference, SLEEP 2017.

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Carey Goldberg, host of WBUR's CommonHealth, which tweets @commonhealth.

This segment aired on June 5, 2017.

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