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St. Anthony’s Sports Medicine Expert to Share How Lack of Sleep Affects Sports Performance

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Sept. 12, 2012) – The saying, “early to bed and early to rise may make a man healthy, wealthy and wise,” is more true than people may think. Lack of sleep can impact every aspect of your life, including athletic conditioning. The St. Anthony’s Hospital sports medicine experts will share information on how sleep deprivation can impact your optimal sports performance and the effect it has on exercise and nutrition during the free lecture, “How Sleep Effects Diet, Exercise and Sports,” on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 at 6 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Carillon Outpatient Center.

Timothy Dunlevy, MD, an otolaryngologist, will offer tips on how to obtain proper sleep and rest, and discuss how rest days are critical to sports performance and fitness goals.

Each month, the St. Anthony’s sports medicine experts offer tips on how to improve sports performance. To register, call (727) 953-9129 or visit The outpatient center is located at 900 Carillon Parkway, off Ulmerton Road, near Feather Sound in St. Petersburg.

About St. Anthony’s Sports Medicine Program
St. Anthony's Sports Medicine Program's consists of a professional team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons, board-certified sports medicine physicians, physical therapists and certified athletic trainers. The Sports Medicine team works with each individual patient providing the latest treatments diagnosis to rehabilitation with the goal of getting competitive athletes and weekend warriors back in the game.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 195 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need. 

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare at

Contact: Sherry Robinson (727) 825-1445 Phone; (727) 257-7052 Pager