Motriz: Revista de Educação Física
On-line version ISSN 1980-6574
CAMPOS, Raquel Munhoz da Silveira et al. Fibromyalgia: level of physical activity and quality of sleep. Motriz: rev. educ. fis. (Online) [online]. 2011, vol.17, n.3, pp. 468-476. ISSN 1980-6574. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1980-65742011000300010.
The objective was to identify the level of physical activity and its relation to excessive daytime sleepiness and sleep quality in 15 women with fibromyalgia and mean age 58 ± 7 years. We used the International Physical Activity Questionnaire, the Sleep Quality Index in Pittsburgh and Epworth Sleepiness Scale. We used SPSS Statistics Version 17 and the value for significance was α < 0.05. The results showed that 33,3% of patients rated themselves inactive and 66,7% minimally active. We observed excessive daytime sleepiness in 60% of patients. The poor quality of sleep was observed in 55,6% of patients in minimally active and 60% of inactive. The average time was 34,3 minutes to fall asleep, sleep efficiency was 81% and total sleep time was 5,9 hours. The low level of physical activity seems to be one of the factors that can worsen sleep quality in women with fibromyalgia.
Keywords : Fibromyalgia; Pain; Exercise; Sleep; Sleep disorders.