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Effect of acute physical exercise on patients with chronic primary insomnia.
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PMID:  20572421     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
STUDY OBJECTIVES: The aim was to assess and to compare the acute effects of three different modalities of physical exercise on sleep pattern of patients with chronic primary insomnia.
METHODS: Forty-eight insomnia patients, 38 female (mean age 44.4 +/- 8 y) were randomly assigned to 4 groups: control (CTR, n=12), moderate-intensity aerobic exercise (MAE, n=12), high-intensity aerobic exercise (HAE, n=12), and moderate-intensity resistance exercise (MRE, n=12). The patients were assessed on sleep pattern (by polysomnogram and daily sleep log) and anxiety (STAI) before and after the acute exercise.
RESULTS: The polysomnogram data showed reduction in the sleep onset latency (SOL) (55%) and in the total wake time (TWT) (30%); increase in total sleep time (TST) (18%), and in the sleep efficiency (SE) (13%) in the MAE group. The daily sleep log data showed increase in the TST (26%) and reduction in the SOL (39%). In addition, reduction (15%) in anxiety was also observed after moderate-intensity aerobic exercise.
CONCLUSIONS: Acute moderate-intensity aerobic exercise appears to reduce pre-sleep anxiety and improve sleep in patients with chronic primary insomnia.
Giselle S Passos; Dalva Poyares; Marcos G Santana; Silvério A Garbuio; Sergio Tufik; Marco Túlio Mello
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1550-9389     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Sleep Med     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-24     Completed Date:  2010-07-26     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101231977     Medline TA:  J Clin Sleep Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  270-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Anxiety / complications,  prevention & control
Chronic Disease
Middle Aged
Physical Exertion
Polysomnography / methods,  statistics & numerical data
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales / statistics & numerical data
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders / complications,  therapy*

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