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Vol 92, No 7 (2021)
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Published online: 2021-03-31
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Physical activity improves sleep quality in women

Magdalena Dabrowska-Galas1, Jolanta Dabrowska2
DOI: 10.5603/GP.a2020.0172
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Pubmed: 33844249
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Ginekol Pol 2021;92(7):487-490.
Affiliations
  1. Department of Kinesitherapy and Special Methods, School of Health Sciences in Katowice, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
  2. Department of Sports Medicine and Physiology of Physical Effort, School of Health Sciences in Katowice, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland

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Vol 92, No 7 (2021)
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Published online: 2021-03-31

Abstract

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.

Abstract

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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Keywords

IPAQ; MRS, AIS; menopause

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Title

Physical activity improves sleep quality in women

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 92, No 7 (2021)

Article type

Research paper

Pages

487-490

Published online

2021-03-31

DOI

10.5603/GP.a2020.0172

Pubmed

33844249

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Ginekol Pol 2021;92(7):487-490.

Keywords

IPAQ
MRS
AIS
menopause

Authors

Magdalena Dabrowska-Galas
Jolanta Dabrowska

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