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Beating insomnia.

Dr Phyllis Zee took a small number of middle-aged, sedentary people suffering from chronic insomnia and showed that aerobic exercise led to significant improvements in sleep and the quality of their life.

The participants’ age averaged 62 and they were all given education on good sleeping practices, while some were also assigned to join an exercise program.

After a build up period, the aerobic exercise consisted of 30-40 minutes 4 times a week at 75% of their maximum heart rate.

Using clinically validated scales, the aerobic exercise group showed statistically significant improvement in sleep quality, time to fall asleep, length of sleep, daytime problems caused by poor sleep, depressive symptoms, daytime sleepiness and overall vitality.

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September 25, 2010 - Posted by | Aging, Depression, Exercise, Phyllis Zee, Sleep, Success

2 Comments »

  1. gonna send this to my mom

    Comment by weighty | September 26, 2010 | Reply

  2. Could be the top page I have read ever…

    Comment by icot insurance | October 3, 2010 | Reply


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