Get a better night’s sleep by Moving more:
Sleep disturbance and fatigue are commonly reported symptoms in those with inflammatory arthritis. Exercise interventions have been shown to improvement sleep quality . Similarly, there is moderate level evidence from studies on the general population that regular physically activity improves sleep[2-3].
Quality of evidence:
Grade B – Moderate Quality
Strength of recommendation
Grade 1 – Strong Recommendation
Sleep disturbance is common and there is moderate strength evidence that physical activity and exercise intervention improve sleep quality.
- Durcan L, Wilson F, Cunnane G. The effect of exercise on sleep and fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized controlled study. J Rheumatol. 2014;41(10):1966-1973.
- Department of Health. Start Active, Stay Active. In: Strategy; 2011.
- Kredlow MA, Capozzoli MC, Hearon BA, Calkins AW, Otto MW. The effects of physical activity on sleep: a meta-analytic review. J Behav Med. 2015;38(3):427-449.