The Effectiveness of Regular Exercise on Improving Sleep in Older Adults

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT00149747


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

Official Title

Promoting Exercise, Sleep and Well-Being in Older Adults

Stanford Investigator(s)


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


behavioral: Moderate-Intensity Aerobic Physical Activity

behavioral: Health Education Class

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305