SLEEP HABITS ON HEALTH: A CASE STUDY OF STAYING UP LATE ON ATHLETES' HEALTH
Background. Sleep is an important part of the post-exercise recovery process. Under resting conditions, the body with its natural ability will repair the damage done and improve the ability again. The importance of sleep for athletes has become an important indicator to determine the achievement of achievements that are regulated based on adequate sleep hours. Today's conditions find that there are still many amateur athletes who cannot regulate adequate sleep hours. The habit of sleeping late and reducing sleep hours is feared to reduce performance during training and competition. This study aims to explore the views and experiences of amateur athletes who have irregular sleeping habits on their abilities during training and competition. Whether the habit of sleeping through the night has a significant impact felt by each athlete.
Method. This research is qualitative research with a case study approach involving 23 amateur athletes with late-night sleeping habits with less than 8 hours of sleep (6-5 hours).)
Data Analysis. The data collection technique used a questionnaire approach, open interviews, and library studies. The data analysis technique uses a qualitative descriptive approach.
Results. 89% of respondents stated that the habit of sleeping late or lack of sleep had an impact on reducing the quality and performance of athletes. The results of the study concluded that the habit of sleeping late at night can have a significant impact on reducing the quality and performance of athletes.