Exercise and Sleep: Part 4

Hello all, welcome back to the final installment of our look at the effects of exercise on sleep. Today’s article continues our look at diseased populations. This article again looks at cancer patients with sleep problems. 37 participants were recruited for the exercise group and 35 were recruited for the control group. This exercise program 8 weeks and involved brisk walking 3 days a week for 30 minutes a day in the evening between 4:00 and 6:00. Patients kept a diary that they kept track of all their workouts. Sleep quality was measured using the PSQI which I described in the previous edition of the series. The PSQI score decreased, signifying improved sleep quality, significantly more for those in the control group. This shows that even walking around the house can help people with cancer sleep better! Even the little things count, so keep exercising and do your best!

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