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Sleep helps prevent injuries for prep athletes

October 21, 2012 |  7:15 am

A small study of teen athletes has found that athletes who slept eight or more hours a night were 68% less likely to be injured than those who regularly slept less.

Researches looked at information provided by a little more than 100 male and female athletes at Studio City Harvard-Westlake.

The findings were scheduled to be presented on Sunday at the American Academy of Pediatrics conference in New Orleans.

-- Eric Sondheimer