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

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

Author Rocha Viana, Valter A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Esteves, Andrea Maculano Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Boscolo, Rita Aurelia Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Grassmann, Viviane Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Santana, Marcos Goncalves Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Tufik, Sergio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Mello, Marco Tulio de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG)
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 +/- A 6.06 events/h to 20.09 +/- A 6.9 events/h, and in the resistance group, it decreased from 22.27 +/- A 11 events/h to 20.41 +/- A 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.
Keywords Acute exercise
Resistance exercise
Sleep consolidation
Language English
Sponsor Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Research Support Foundation (AFIP)
National Council for Scientific and Technological Development
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
Center for Multidisciplinary Studies in Sleepiness and Accidents
Center for Psychobiology and Exercise Studies
Grant number FAPESP: CEPID 98/143033
Date 2012-07-01
Published in European Journal of Applied Physiology. New York: Springer, v. 112, n. 7, p. 2403-2408, 2012.
ISSN 1439-6319 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 2403-2408
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000305129300003

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