Alumna researches Olympic rowers’ sleep habits

By Doug Nadvornick, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

amy-benderSPOKANE, Wash. – Many of us cheered on our favorite athletes and teams during the recently completed summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Former Washington State University sleep research assistant Amy Bender had a rooting interest in the Canadian “women’s eight” rowing team (eight rowers plus coxswain). After earning her Ph.D. from WSU in 2015, Bender became a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Calgary and the Centre for Sleep and Human Performance.

Last spring, the team’s coaches approached the center, concerned their athletes weren’t recovering well from training.

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