Promoting Athlete Brain Health: Incorporating Behavioral Sleep Medicine Tools to Enhance Performance and Mitigate Injury Risk - The sub-specialty of sports neuropsychology applies the science and understanding of brain-behavior relationships to the assessment and treatment of sports-related brain injury. In working with athletes who have sustained sports-related concussions, sports neuropsychologists are very familiar with pre-injury risk factors that can exacerbate, and be exacerbated by, the injury itself. Thus, we are uniquely positioned to incorporate both sports neuropsychology and general clinical psychology diagnostic and intervention tools into a holistic, evidence-based practice that promotes overall athlete health and helps to mitigate injury risk. As an example, the principles and practice of behavioral sleep medicine offer sports neuropsychologists additional tools for managing overall athlete brain health pre- and post-injury. Applying sleep science can also provide opportunities for enhancing athlete performance in a manner that is complementary to - though not a replacement for - general sports psychology practice.