Nurses working rotating shifts (RS) are at risk of circadian rhythm disruption, which can affect sleep quality and can lead to emotional stress, anxiety, and depression. Aerobic exercise is a type of repetitive and structured physical activity that involves the metabolic system, which utilizes oxygen to produce energy and has been demonstrated to improve shift-workers’ health and well-being. The main purpose of engaging in regular moderate-intensity aerobic exercise is to improve cardiopulmonary fitness and functional capacity. When engaging in moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, the increase in arterial pressure is accompanied by a simultaneous increase in heart rate, which signifi- cantly contributes to the rise in blood pressure, which is reversed after exercise due to an increase in parasympathetic activity and a decrease in sympathetic activity.

Moderate-intensity aerobic exercise as an adjunct intervention to improve sleep quality among rotating shift nurses

D. Masala;
2022-01-01

Abstract

Nurses working rotating shifts (RS) are at risk of circadian rhythm disruption, which can affect sleep quality and can lead to emotional stress, anxiety, and depression. Aerobic exercise is a type of repetitive and structured physical activity that involves the metabolic system, which utilizes oxygen to produce energy and has been demonstrated to improve shift-workers’ health and well-being. The main purpose of engaging in regular moderate-intensity aerobic exercise is to improve cardiopulmonary fitness and functional capacity. When engaging in moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, the increase in arterial pressure is accompanied by a simultaneous increase in heart rate, which signifi- cantly contributes to the rise in blood pressure, which is reversed after exercise due to an increase in parasympathetic activity and a decrease in sympathetic activity.
2022
Insomnia, circadian rhythm, nurses, shift work, aerobic exercise, sleep quality
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