Vol 92, No 7 (2021)
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Physical activity improves sleep quality in women

Magdalena Dabrowska-Galas1, Jolanta Dabrowska2
Pubmed: 33844249
Ginekol Pol 2021;92(7):487-490.


Objectives: The aim of the study was to check whether women with a higher level of physical activity are less likely to experience sleep problems.
Material and methods: 80 women aged 45–65 from Silesia took part in the pilot study.
The research tool was a self-survey, the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ), the Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS), and the Menopause Rating Scale (MRS). The data was prepared in the STATISTICA 10 program.
Results: The mean age of the respondents was 51.75 ± 5.57. The most common symptoms were psychological problems (mean MRS: 4.29 ± 3.25).
A sedentary lifestyle was reported in 57.14% of the respondents. There was a significant difference between women suffering from insomnia and women with normal sleep in terms of the level of physical activity (p = 0.025).
Conclusions: Physical activity significantly affects the quality of sleep among middle-aged women.

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