Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Effects of passive body heating on body temperature and sleep regulation in the elderly: a systematic review.

Abstract

Insomnia in the elderly is associated with circadian body temperature changes. Manipulating body temperature prior to sleep onset may improve sleep quality in the elderly. This systematic review analyzed the effect of passive body heating on body temperature and sleep quality. Three studies related to passive body heating for the elderly identified from a computerized database search were evaluated. All of them used crossover designs to examine effects of passive body heating on sleep quality. Passive body heating such as a warm bath immersed to mid-thorax with 40-41 degrees C water for 30 min in the evening could increase rectal body temperature, delay occurrence of body temperature nadir and increase slow wave sleep (deep sleep) in healthy female elderly with insomnia. The elderly also perceived "good sleep" or "quickness of falling asleep" after the bathing condition. Evening warm bath facilitates nighttime sleep for the healthy elderly with insomnia.

Links

  • Publisher Full Text
  • Authors+Show Affiliations

    Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105, USA. wcliao@u.washington.edu

    Source

    MeSH

    Aged
    Baths
    Body Temperature Regulation
    Circadian Rhythm
    Clinical Trials as Topic
    Female
    Hot Temperature
    Humans
    Male
    Middle Aged
    Polysomnography
    Research Design
    Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
    Sleep Stages
    Time Factors

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Review
    Systematic Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    12379298

    Citation

    Liao, Wen-Chun. "Effects of Passive Body Heating On Body Temperature and Sleep Regulation in the Elderly: a Systematic Review." International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol. 39, no. 8, 2002, pp. 803-10.
    Liao WC. Effects of passive body heating on body temperature and sleep regulation in the elderly: a systematic review. Int J Nurs Stud. 2002;39(8):803-10.
    Liao, W. C. (2002). Effects of passive body heating on body temperature and sleep regulation in the elderly: a systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 39(8), pp. 803-10.
    Liao WC. Effects of Passive Body Heating On Body Temperature and Sleep Regulation in the Elderly: a Systematic Review. Int J Nurs Stud. 2002;39(8):803-10. PubMed PMID: 12379298.
    * Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
    TY - JOUR T1 - Effects of passive body heating on body temperature and sleep regulation in the elderly: a systematic review. A1 - Liao,Wen-Chun, PY - 2002/10/16/pubmed PY - 2002/12/20/medline PY - 2002/10/16/entrez SP - 803 EP - 10 JF - International journal of nursing studies JO - Int J Nurs Stud VL - 39 IS - 8 N2 - Insomnia in the elderly is associated with circadian body temperature changes. Manipulating body temperature prior to sleep onset may improve sleep quality in the elderly. This systematic review analyzed the effect of passive body heating on body temperature and sleep quality. Three studies related to passive body heating for the elderly identified from a computerized database search were evaluated. All of them used crossover designs to examine effects of passive body heating on sleep quality. Passive body heating such as a warm bath immersed to mid-thorax with 40-41 degrees C water for 30 min in the evening could increase rectal body temperature, delay occurrence of body temperature nadir and increase slow wave sleep (deep sleep) in healthy female elderly with insomnia. The elderly also perceived "good sleep" or "quickness of falling asleep" after the bathing condition. Evening warm bath facilitates nighttime sleep for the healthy elderly with insomnia. SN - 0020-7489 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12379298/full_citation L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0020748902000238 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -