Structured Exercise Prevents Sleep Issues in Older Adults

This article originally appeared here.
Share this content:
Structured Exercise Prevents Sleep Issues in Older Adults
Structured Exercise Prevents Sleep Issues in Older Adults

MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Structured physical activity may prevent poor sleep quality in older adults, according to a study published online June 26 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Carlos A. Vaz Fragoso, M.D., from Veterans Affairs Connecticut in West Haven, and colleagues assessed the effect of structured physical activity versus health education on sleep-wake behaviors in previously sedentary community-dwelling elderly adults with mobility limitations (mean age 79 years; 67 percent female). Sleep-wake behaviors were evaluated at baseline and at six, 18, and 30 months.

The researchers found that, compared to health education, structured physical activity resulted in a significantly lower likelihood of having poor sleep quality (as measured by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index) and fewer new cases of poor sleep quality. However, the intervention did not affect the resolution of prevalent cases.

"These results suggest that the benefit of physical activity in this sample was preventive," the authors write.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Trending Activities

All Professions

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

More in Home

Trends in HIV/AIDS Have Worsened in African-Americans

Trends in HIV/AIDS Have Worsened in African-Americans

Action plan developed for community leaders that can reduce the disparity in HIV/AIDS

cfDNA Screening First for Trisomy 21 Doesn't Cut Miscarriage Rate

cfDNA Screening First for Trisomy 21 Doesn't Cut ...

Invasive testing if positive for trisomy 21 on cfDNA screen compared with immediate invasive testing

HPV Legislation Doesn't Impact Teen Sexual Behaviors

HPV Legislation Doesn't Impact Teen Sexual Behaviors

No substantive or significant associations between HPV legislation and adolescent sexual behaviors

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »