Swimming Australia bans sleeping pills

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stilnox photoRead news.com.au

Swimming Australia is going to help every member of the national swim team sleep naturally after declaring that the use of sleeping pills, including Stilnox is now banned.

SA has joined with the NRL to ban the prescription drug in a move to repair its battered image and win back the respect of swimming fans. To combat athletes’ reliance on sleeping pills, Swimming Australia, ­together with the Australian Institute of Sport, has begun a widespread study on sleep hygiene of their elite swimmers.

Swimmers have been surveyed and are being monitored on a range of bedtime variables, including how many hours’ sleep they get each night, the amount of time spent on iPads and iPhones prior to sleep and the ambience of their bedrooms, at home and away during competition.

Photo by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML

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