2014
DOI: 10.5812/ircmj.16408
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The Effects of Eight Weeks Selected Aerobic Exercises on Sleep Quality of Middle-Aged Non-Athlete Females

Abstract: Background:Sleep is considered as one of the most important factors, directly influencing mental and physical health components. In the last decade, low sleep quality - i.e. poor sleep - has become one of the major problems of the individuals, especially in middle-aged women. Low quality sleep also directly influences memory, functional components, nutrition, and mood.Objectives:This study aims to detect the effect of selected aerobic exercises on sleep quality in non-athlete middle-aged women.Materials and Me… Show more

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“…Some studies have shown that gender is an indicator of sleep quality [ 25 ], with women reportedly suffering from sleep dysfunction more than men [ 21 , 25 ]. The intensity of exercise is another factor that was evaluated in limited studies [ 18 , 23 ].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Some studies have shown that gender is an indicator of sleep quality [ 25 ], with women reportedly suffering from sleep dysfunction more than men [ 21 , 25 ]. The intensity of exercise is another factor that was evaluated in limited studies [ 18 , 23 ].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…On the other hand, previous research has revealed that exercise training (especially aerobic exercise) lead to improved sleep quality in Middle-Aged Non-Athlete Females 9 , men older adults 10 , patients with rheumatoid arthritis 11 and sedentary overweight men 12 . However, although there are very study showing positive effects of Yoga on diabetics patent 13 , effect of yoga on sleep quality is not well investigated.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The results showed that, at the end of 8 weeks, mean PSQI sleep duration scores decreased from 2.12 ± 0.61 to 1.43 ± 0.75. 17 . The improvement in the sleep quality dimensions seen in Kashefi's study was greater than the changes we observed.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 95%