Effects of Exercise on Sleep in Women with Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review

Ellyn E. Matthews, Dalton W. Janssen, Dilorom M. Djalilova, Ann M. Berger

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

Sleep deficiency is common and distressing for women with breast cancer throughout the care continuum. This article describes the scope and quality of evidence related to exercise interventions to improve sleep in women with breast cancer. Fifteen studies met the criteria and 12 were judged to be excellent quality. The most frequent intervention was walking, primarily during the time of chemotherapy. Eleven studies reported postintervention improvement in sleep deficiency. Most yoga, qigong, and dance intervention studies reported no differences between groups. Emerging evidence exists for the effectiveness of aerobic exercise to improve various sleep outcomes in women with breast cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-417
Number of pages23
JournalSleep Medicine Clinics
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2018

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Exercise
  • Intervention
  • Sleep deficiency
  • Systematic review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Effects of Exercise on Sleep in Women with Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this