Associations between physical activity and sleep quality in the pandemic context of social distancing

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https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v10i1.11471

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COVID-19; Physical activity; Sleep quality; Energy expenditure.

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate possible associations between physical activity and sleep quality during social distance in the COVID-19 pandemic. Four hundred and fifty-eight adults aged between 18 and 59 years participated. The level of physical activity was investigated using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) and the quality of sleep by the Mini Sleep Questionnaire (MSQ). The results showed that 79.3% of the participants had some level of sleep difficulty. The practice of physical activity demonstrated association with sleep quality (OR = 1.922, CI = 1.121-3.295). The oneway ANOVA showed significant difference in the sleep quality between the different physical activity levels. The very active level showed better quality of sleep compared to active, insufficiently active and sedentary (p <0.05). There was a negative and significant correlation (r = -0.187, p = 0.001) between the time spent in vigorous physical activities and the sum of the sleep quality questionnaire. No significant relationship was found between sleep quality and moderate physical activity and/or walking. It is concluded that during the pandemic period, the practice of vigorous physical activity can contribute to better sleep quality. Using one of the hypotheses that seek to explain the relationship between physical exercise and sleep, it is inferred that this finding can be explained by the feeling of fatigue resulting from the greater energy expenditure provided by these activities.

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Published

03/01/2021

How to Cite

CAVALCANTE, M. V.; SIQUEIRA, R. C. L. .; COSTA, R. C.; LIMA, T. F.; COSTA, T. M.; COSTA, C. L. A. Associations between physical activity and sleep quality in the pandemic context of social distancing. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 1, p. e8610111471, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i1.11471. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/11471. Acesso em: 27 jan. 2021.

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