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The effects of a session of resistance training on sleep patterns in the elderly.
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PMID:  22045416     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of a session of resistance training on the sleep patterns of elderly people. Forty men aged 65-80 years who were sedentary and clinically healthy were divided into two groups: the control group (n = 18) and the resistance group (n = 22). Both groups underwent two polysomnography tests, one at baseline and another after either a resistance training session (the resistance group) or no physical exercise (the control group). The resistance training session was based on 60% of one repetition maximum (a test that assesses the maximum force). We observed that the frequency with which the control group awoke (arousal index) increased from 16.29 ± 6.06 events/h to 20.09 ± 6.9 events/h, and in the resistance group, it decreased from 22.27 ± 11 events/h to 20.41 ± 8.57 events/h (t = 2.10 and p = 0.04). For stage-1 sleep, there was an increase from 4.96% at baseline to 5.40% in the control group, and there was a decrease in the resistance group from 8.32 to 6.21% after the exercise session (t = 2.12 and p = 0.04). A session of resistance training at 60% of one repetition maximum was able to modify the sleep pattern in men aged 65-80 years, suggesting that physical exercise has a modest influence on sleep consolidation.
Valter A Rocha Viana; Andrea Maculano Esteves; Rita Aurélia Boscolo; Viviane Grassmann; Marcos Gonçalves Santana; Sergio Tufik; Marco Túlio de Mello
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of applied physiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-6327     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
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Created Date:  2011-11-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100954790     Medline TA:  Eur J Appl Physiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Psychobiology, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, UNIFESP, Rua Professor Francisco de Castro, 68, Vila Clementino, São Paulo, SP, CEP: 04020-050, Brazil.
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