Exercise not a quick fix for sleep disorders, study says

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Its a long-term relationship. Studies have long suggested that aerobic exercise can contribute to better sleeping habits. But much of the research on the daily effects of exercise on sleep was conducted with healthy sleepers. Tuesdays study, by contrast, looked at the long-term effects of exercise in people already suffering from sleep disorders. Baron said she began looking deeper into the relationship between exercise and insomnia after numerous patients complained to her that despite intense workouts, they werent immediately resting easier at night. It was frustrating for them, she said. For the study, Baron and her fellow researchers analyzed previously published data from a 2010 clinical trial on the connections between exercise and sleep. They looked at the daily activities and sleep logs over a 16-week period for nearly a dozen women, ages 57 to 70, who were wrestling with insomnia.
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Exercise can help with sleep issues but only if maintained for roughly four months, a new study says.

Parents reported that their child felt tired when they woke up, had nightmares, or had other sleep problems such as sleep apnea or restless legs syndrome . Another study involving children with ADHD found the children had less refreshing sleep, difficulty getting up, and more daytime sleepiness. Recommended Related to ADD-ADHD – Pediatric Bipolar Disorder or ADHD Bipolar disorder and ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, are two conditions that are increasingly being diagnosed in American children and teens, often together. And interestingly, in children and teens, there are some similarities in the symptoms of the two conditions.
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