Title

Organized Social Activity, Physical Exercise, and the Risk of Insomnia Symptoms Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Document Type

Article

Abstract

© The Author(s) 2017. Objectives: To compare the risk of insomnia symptoms among community-dwelling older adults who participated and did not participate in organized social activity and physical exercise. Design: Secondary data analysis of a prospective cohort study. Material and Methods: Community-dwelling older adults ≥65 years of age with no insomnia symptoms at baseline were included in the study. Participants were followed up yearly for 3 years. Insomnia symptoms, social activity, and physical exercise status of study participants were assessed at baseline and during follow-up. Results: Study participants who reported engaging in organized social activity and low-intensity physical exercise and organized social activity and high-intensity physical exercise were less likely to report insomnia symptoms during follow-up compared with those who did not engage in any activity. Conclusion: These results suggest beneficial effect of organized social activity and physical exercise in maintaining sleep quality in old age.

Publication Date

7-1-2019

Publication Title

Journal of Aging and Health

ISSN

08982643

E-ISSN

15526887

Volume

31

Issue

6

First Page

989

Last Page

1001

PubMed ID

29260617

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1177/0898264317747705

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