The sports medicine staff is collecting sleep-related data in hopes of helping student-athletes with performance, recovery, and injury prevention, reports HokieSports.

In the never-ending attempt to help its athletes get a competitive advantage, the Tech sports medicine department decided late last year to start gathering information on the sleep habits of select Tech student-athletes. Staff members will receive any needed support in this endeavor from Carilion Clinic, which acquired contractual rights to provide health care for the Hokies’ student-athletes last fall. The move allowed Carilion Clinic, which has sleep centers in both the Roanoke and New River Valley areas, and Virginia Tech to continue building on an ever-growing partnership.

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