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NFL wants its players to get more sleep

Among the many bodily statistics professional athletes now keep track of is a seemingly mundane one: sleep. Teams in the National Football League and other professional leagues are encouraging their players to rest their bodies and minds, and some are even giving out sleep monitors to help them keep track, according to The New York Times. The trackers use an algorithm to calculate how fatigued a player’s brain is when they get less than the recommended 7–8 hours of sleep per night.

 

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