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Behavioral Strategies, Including Exercise, for Addressing Insomnia

By Rachel R. Markwald, Ph.D.; Imran Iftikhar, M.D.; and Shawn D. Youngstedt, Ph.D.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia involves sleep restriction, stimulus-control, and cognitive restructuring and is demonstrated effective for improving sleep. Epidemiologic and experimental evidence indicate that exercise is also effective for insomnia, suggesting the need for comparative efficacy trials. 


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By reading this article the health and fitness professional will:

  • Learn that cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia is superior to sleeping pills for treating insomnia, and its accessibility is rapidly improving.
  • Be reminded that exercise can promote sleep in insomnia.
  • Find a list of recommendations on good sleep practices that can be shared with clients to help with insomnia symptoms.

Key words: Insomnia, Sleep Problems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Health, Exercise


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ACSM Health & Fitness Journal:March - April 2018 CEC Article #3: Behavioral Strategies, Including Exercise, for Addressing...
ACSM Health & Fitness Journal: March - April 2018 CEC Test #3: Behavioral Strategies, Including Exercise, for Addressing...