Get a better night’s sleep by Moving more:
Sleep disturbance and fatigue are common in people with connective tissue disease. Whilst there is currently no specific evidence that physical activity reduces sleeps disturbance for patients with connective tissue disease, there is evidence that physical activity improves sleep in patients with rheumatoid arthritis  and in the general population [2,3].
Quality of evidence:
Grade C – Low Quality
Strength of recommendation
Grade 2 – weak Recommendation
Currently, there is no specific evidence that physical activity reduces sleeps disturbance for patients with connective tissue disease, however drawing on the evidence other populations physical activity can be helped for promoting a better night’s sleep.
- Durcan L, Wilson F, Cunnane G. The effect of exercise on sleep and fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized controlled study. J Rheumatol. 2014;41(10):1966-1973.
- Department of Health. Start Active, Stay Active. In: Strategy; 2011.
- Kredlow MA, Capozzoli MC, Hearon BA, Calkins AW, Otto MW. The effects of physical activity on sleep: a meta-analytic review. J Behav Med. 2015;38(3):427-449.