Behavioral strategies, including exercise, for addressing insomnia

Rachel R. Markwald, Imran Iftikhar, Shawn Youngstedt

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4 Scopus citations


Apply It! By reading this article the health and fitness professional will: - Learn that cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia is superior to sleeping pills for treating insomnia, and its accessibility is rapidly improving. - Be reminded that exercise can promote sleep in insomnia. - Find a list of recommendations on good sleep practices that can be shared with clients to help with insomnia symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-29
Number of pages7
JournalACSM's Health and Fitness Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018


  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Exercise
  • Health
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep problems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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