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Discussing the effects of long-term exercise for insomniacs

Discussing the effects of long-term exercise for insomniacs

In a KQED Forum segment this morning, Stanford sleep expert Rafael Pelayo, MD, discussed results of a new study showing that it takes up to four months for the effects of exercise to improve sleep in insomniacs.

Pelayo joined Northwestern University neurologist Kelly Glazer Baron, PhD, study lead author, in commenting on the research and taking questions from listeners. Glazer Baron told host Michael Krasny, “Based on these findings, I would say exercise is a reasonable treatment for insomnia, but don’t expect a quick fix.”

Previously: Stanford doc talks sleep (and fish) in new podcastCatching some Zzzs at the Stanford Sleep Medicine CenterMore sleeping tips from a Stanford expert and Ask Stanford Med: Rafael Pelayo answers questions on sleep research and offers tips for ‘springing forward’

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