The Portland Trail Blazers consulted a sleep doctor from Harvard Medical School to help them with their east coast road trips. In the past they had done poorly on some trips and thought it might be a sleep issue. After following this doctor’s advice their record has been much better and other teams are probably going to contact this doctor too.
Now if only someone could tell Victoria to sleep better and stop waking everyone else up.
After going 7-14 last season in games played two or more time zones away, the Blazers are 7-2 this season heading into this week’s four-game trip that starts Monday in Chicago and continues through Philadelphia, New Jersey and Charlotte.
“Sleep can provide a tactical advantage, and it is largely unrecognized in sports,” Czeisler said.