Lifestyle Intervention for Sleep Disturbances Among Overweight or Obese Individuals

Soohyun Nam, Kerry J. Stewart, Devon A. Dobrosielski

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Little is known about the effect of different lifestyle interventions on sleep disturbances among sedentary obese or overweight persons. We randomized men and women aged 35–65 to 6 months of a weight loss diet (D); or D combined with supervised exercise training (Formula presented.) Measurements were self-reported sleep disturbances, the Profile of Mood States questionnaire, BMI, total abdominal subcutaneous and visceral fat by magnetic resonance imaging, and aerobic fitness expressed as VO2peak. The groups did not differ in changes for body weight, abdominal total fat, VO2peak, and sleep disturbances. The novel finding herein is that reduced abdominal subcutaneous fat and depressive symptoms, with either D or (Formula presented.) were associated with less sleep disturbances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-350
Number of pages8
JournalBehavioral Sleep Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 3 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology


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