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Andressa Silva, Fernanda V. Narciso, Igor Soalheiro, Fernanda Viegas, Luísa S.N. Freitas, Adriano Lima, Bruno A. Leite, Haroldo C. Aleixo, Rob Duffield, and Marco T. de Mello

Sleep is a basic requirement for human health and, given its restorative qualities, is recognized as an important component of an athlete’s recovery. 1 Although both the quantity and the quality of sleep are important, sleep quality remains an area lacking research focus when evaluating recovery

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Martin J. MacInnis, Christine E. Dziedzic, Emily Wood, Sara Y. Oikawa, and Stuart M. Phillips

 al., 2017 ). For example, Lastella et al. ( 2015 ) reported that cyclists slept less prior to and during competition relative to baseline, and Halson et al. ( 2014 ) demonstrated that a 3-week intensified training period impaired sleep in cyclists, with sleep quality not fully recovered after ∼1 week of

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Natashia Swalve, Brianna Harfmann, John Mitrzyk, and Alexander H. K. Montoye

and overall sleep quality, has traditionally been measured using polysomnography, which is considered a gold standard measure of sleep ( Marcus et al., 2002 ). However, there are a number of issues with polysomnography, including expense, inaccessibility to researchers, and its use in an artificial

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Anis Kamoun, Omar Hammouda, Abdelmoneem Yahia, Oussema Dhari, Houcem Ksentini, Tarak Driss, Nizar Souissi, and Mohamed Habib Elleuch

, Gaffuri, Penno, & Tavoni, 2010 ). As stability decreases with aging, several studies have shown that fall prevention is an effective strategy to care expenses ( Tiedemann, Shimada, Sherrington, Murray, & Lord, 2008 ). It has also been established that postural control depends on sleep quality ( Smith

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Vera Ramos, Eliana V. Carraça, Teresa Paiva, and Fátima Baptista

Sleep quality (SQ) is crucial for maintaining the homeostasis of the human body. Regulation of temperature, metabolism, and immunity of the internal environment, but also the development, maturation, and plasticity of the brain, memory formation, and consolidation, are examples of processes

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Amy E. Mendham, Julia H. Goedecke, Melony C. Fortuin-de Smidt, Lindokuhle Phiri, Louise Clamp, Jeroen Swart, Gosia Lipinska, and Dale E. Rae

Poor sleep quality and duration is a common complaint among individuals with depression and/or anxiety. 1 , 2 Moreover, there is a well-established association between short or poor quality sleep and risk for cardiometabolic disease. 3 , 4 Individuals of lower socioeconomic status (SES) have a

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Jacopo A. Vitale, Giuseppe Banfi, Andrea Galbiati, Luigi Ferini-Strambi, and Antonio La Torre

-sport athletes and, consequently, sleep complaints may occur. 6 – 8 Similarly, a reduction in sleep quality and duration prior to competition has been documented in individual athletes, too. 9 Nonetheless, to the best of our knowledge, no data on volleyball players’ sleep in relation to official competitions

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Glenn S. Brassington and Robert A. Hicks

The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between aerobic exercise, sleep quality, and daytime sleepiness by examining variables that may be associated with exercise in improving sleep (i.e., anxiety, depression, stress, and minor physical symptoms). Specifically, 33 sedentary and 46 exercising men and women (mean age 73, range 60–82) were asked to complete questionnaires on sleep, anxiety, depression, stress, and minor physical symptoms. Next, subjects were asked to complete a 14-day sleep log. The groups did not differ on a number of control variables: age, gender, trait sociability, trait shyness, number of social contacts, and body mass. Analyses revealed that the exercise group had greater sleep quality in the form of greater sleep duration, less sleep onset latency, and less daytime dysfunction. It was also found that exercise seems to be related to sleep quality and daytime naps independent of the psychological variables; however, exercise seems to be related to the other parameters of sleep by mediating the salience of the psychological variables.

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Benita J. Lalor, Jacqueline Tran, Shona L. Halson, Justin G. Kemp, and Stuart J. Cormack

an international flight may provide insights into opportunities to optimize performance. 3 The challenge of obtaining good sleep quality and quantity during plane travel is well documented. 2 Professional football players reported 5.5 hours of sleep during 18 hours of long-haul travel, well below

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Iuliana Hartescu, Kevin Morgan, and Clare D. Stevinson

A minimum level of activity likely to improve sleep outcomes among older people has not previously been explored. In a representative UK sample aged 65+ (n = 926), cross-sectional regressions controlling for appropriate confounders showed that walking at or above the internationally recommended threshold of ≥ 150 min per week was significantly associated with a lower likelihood of reporting insomnia symptoms (OR = 0.67, 95% CI = 0.45−0.91, p < .05). At a 4-year follow-up (n = 577), higher walking levels at baseline significantly predicted a lower likelihood of reporting sleep onset (OR = 0.64, 95% CI = 0.42−0.97, p < .05) or sleep maintenance (OR = 0.63, 95% CI = 0.41−0.95, p < .05) problems. These results are consistent with the conclusion that current physical activity guidelines can support sleep quality in older adults.