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Sleep quality and recommended levels of physical activity in older people

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posted on 27.11.2015 by Iuliana Hartescu, Kevin Morgan, Clare Stevinson
A minimum level of activity likely to improve sleep outcomes among older people has not previously been explored. In a representative UK sample aged 65+ (n = 926), cross-sectional regressions controlling for appropriate confounders showed that walking at or above the internationally recommended threshold of ≥150 minutes per week was significantly associated with a lower likelihood of reporting insomnia symptoms (OR = 0.67 (95% CI = 0.45 – 0.91) p<0.05). At 4-year follow-up (n=577), higher walking levels at baseline significantly predicted a lower likelihood of reporting sleep onset (OR = 0.64 (95% CI = 0.42-0.97 p<0.05) or sleep maintenance (OR = 0.63 (95% CI = 0.41-0.95 p<0.05) problems. These results are consistent with the conclusion that current physical activity guidelines can support sleep quality in older adults.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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Journal of Aging and Physical Activity

Volume

24

Issue

2

Pages

201 - 206

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HARTESCU, I., MORGAN, K. and STEVINSON, C., 2016. Sleep quality and recommended levels of physical activity in older people. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 24 (2), pp. 201 - 206.

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© Human Kinetics, Inc.

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2016-01-31

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2016

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This article was accepted for publication in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity [© Human Kinetics, Inc.]

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1063-8652

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