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The effects of a session of resistance training on sleep patterns in the elderly

Overview of attention for article published in European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology, November 2011
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Title
The effects of a session of resistance training on sleep patterns in the elderly
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European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology, November 2011
DOI 10.1007/s00421-011-2219-2
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Valter A. Rocha Viana, Andrea Maculano Esteves, Rita Aurélia Boscolo, Viviane Grassmann, Marcos Gonçalves Santana, Sergio Tufik, Marco Túlio de Mello

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of a session of resistance training on the sleep patterns of elderly people. Forty men aged 65-80 years who were sedentary and clinically healthy were divided into two groups: the control group (n = 18) and the resistance group (n = 22). Both groups underwent two polysomnography tests, one at baseline and another after either a resistance training session (the resistance group) or no physical exercise (the control group). The resistance training session was based on 60% of one repetition maximum (a test that assesses the maximum force). We observed that the frequency with which the control group awoke (arousal index) increased from 16.29 ± 6.06 events/h to 20.09 ± 6.9 events/h, and in the resistance group, it decreased from 22.27 ± 11 events/h to 20.41 ± 8.57 events/h (t = 2.10 and p = 0.04). For stage-1 sleep, there was an increase from 4.96% at baseline to 5.40% in the control group, and there was a decrease in the resistance group from 8.32 to 6.21% after the exercise session (t = 2.12 and p = 0.04). A session of resistance training at 60% of one repetition maximum was able to modify the sleep pattern in men aged 65-80 years, suggesting that physical exercise has a modest influence on sleep consolidation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 2 4%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Singapore 1 2%
Unknown 48 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 21%
Student > Bachelor 8 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 13%
Researcher 7 13%
Unspecified 4 8%
Other 15 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 13 25%
Unspecified 10 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 12%
Other 8 15%

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