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Does exercise truly enhance sleep?
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PMID:  20086860     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Two recent studies support the commonsense view that exercise improves sleep in individuals with insomnia, but questions still abound. Do patients have to be fit to reap the benefits of exercise? Does exposure to bright light during exercise enhance sleep? Is shorter, more intense exercise more helpful than longer, more moderate activities? Does exercising too close to bedtime inhibit sleep? In considering recent research on sleep and exercise, this article addresses such questions and also looks at the relationship of exercise and sleep to anxiety, depression, circadian rhythms, and age-associated problems, such as sleep apnea.
Authors:
S D Youngstedt
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Physician and sportsmedicine     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0091-3847     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Sportsmed     Publication Date:  1997 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0427461     Medline TA:  Phys Sportsmed     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  72-82     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, CA, 92093, USA.
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