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The Effectiveness of Regular Exercise on Improving Sleep in Older Adults

This study will evaluate the effect of regular aerobic exercise on improving sleep in older adults with moderate difficulty sleeping.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Collaborator: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Behavioral: Moderate-Intensity Aerobic Physical Activity
  • Behavioral: Health Education Class


Phase 2/Phase 3


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Moderate difficulty sleeping unrelated to a physical illness or psychopathology
   (determined by the Sleep Questionnaire and Assessment of Wakefulness)

   - Currently not physically active on a regular basis

   - Body mass index less than 38

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Currently physically active on a regular basis

   - Diagnosed with a clinically significant sleep disorder

   - Mild or no sleep complaints (determined by the Sleep Questionnaire and Assessment of

   - Unstable on medications

   - Current smoker

   - Consumes more than three alcoholic beverages per day

   - Medical condition that may limit participation in moderate-intensity exercise

   - Diagnosed with clinical psychopathology

Ages Eligible for Study

55 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Not Recruiting