Effect of Acute Physical Exercise on Patients with Chronic Primary Insomnia

Effect of Acute Physical Exercise on Patients with Chronic Primary Insomnia

Author Passos, Giselle Soares Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Poyares, Dalva Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Santana, Marcos Gonçalves de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Garbuio, Silvério Aparecido Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Tufik, Sergio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Mello, Marco Tulio de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Inst Sono
Abstract 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.
Keywords Insomniacs
physical activity
total sleep time
Language English
Date 2010-06-15
Published in Journal Of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Westchester: Amer Acad Sleep Medicine, v. 6, n. 3, p. 270-275, 2010.
ISSN 1550-9389 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Amer Acad Sleep Medicine
Extent 270-275
Origin http://jcsm.aasm.org/ViewAbstract.aspx?pid=27825
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000278786300009
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/44336

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