A comparison study of sleep quality between middle aged male long distance runners and non-regular exercise peers

  • 陳 羿蓉

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Background: It is known that exercise can be used as an interventional method of non-drug therapy which is beneficial to sleep However the effects of endurance training (e g distance running) on sleep quality and sleep structure hasn’t been well investigated yet Purpose of this study: To compare sleep quality between middle-aged male long-distance runners and non-regular exercise peers Method: Twelve middle-aged (40-60 years old) male long-distance runners (LDR group) and ten middle-aged (40-60 years old) male without regular exercise (CON group) were recruited for the current study The assessment methods include body size/mass related measurements Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) polysomnography (PSG) and health-related blood indices analyses Statistical methods include: 1) Descriptive statistics; 2) Independent sample t-test was used to compare the difference between two groups; 3) Pearson's correlation was used to evaluate the linear relationship between various parameters; 4) Stepwise linear regression was used to analyze relationship between PSG indices and other measurements Results: N3 in the LDR group was significantly lower than that in the control group whereas average blood oxygen saturation minimum blood oxygen saturation blood oxygen saturation decrease index and snore indices of the LDR group were significantly better than the control group (p
Date of Award2021
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorTsang-Hai Huang (Supervisor)

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