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Physical therapy reduces insomnia symptoms in postmenopausal women

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Llanas, Ana Carolina [1] ; Hachul, Helena [1] ; Bittencourt, Lia R. A. [1] ; Tufik, Sergio [1]
Número total de Autores: 4
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[1] Unifesp, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: MATURITAS; v. 61, n. 3, p. 281-284, NOV 20 2008.
Citações Web of Science: 17

Objective: Regular exercise has been highly promoted and recognized as the best non-pharmacological treatment for postmenopausal problems. It may also increase total sleep time and decrease the latency of sleep onset. One study assessed the effects of exercise oil sleep symptoms in postmenopausal women. Tworoger et al. {[}Tworoger SS, Yasui Y, Vitiello MV, et al. Effects of a Yarlong moderate-intensity exercise and stretching intervention oil sleep quality in postmenopausal women. Sleep 2003:26(7):830-6] observed that increased fitness was associated with an improvement in sleep. No studies have been published describing the effects of physiotherapeutic treatments for insomnia in postmenopausal women. This study examines two cases of symptomatic postmenopausal patients with insomnia. The two patients took part in an individual physiotherapeutic treatment program that involved one and a half hour sessions twice a week for 6 consecutive months. The treatment consisted of segmental and global stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, massotherapy and relaxation techniques. Patient 1 experienced a significant increase in REM sleep and in total sleep efficiency. Patient 2 experienced a reduction in sleep latency and an increase in slow wave sleep, as shown in the polysomnograph. Both patients reported an overall improvement in their condition. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 98/14303-3 - Center for Sleep Studies
Beneficiário:Sergio Tufik
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Centros de Pesquisa, Inovação e Difusão - CEPIDs