Brendan Michael Adler, Connor Anthony Hanson, Mary Kathryn Ireton, Casey Marie Kotoch, Kayla Janet Rhea-Bouscher



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Decreased quality of sleep can contribute to declined mental and physical health or functioning. The purpose of this study will be to explore the best time of day to exercise for college students in order to improve their sleep or get the best quality sleep. To gather data, a survey will be conducted with a sample of college students to obtain quantitative and qualitative results relating to sleep and exercise routines and changes. Possible results for this study may include increased adequate sleep, timing of exercise determined to be in late afternoon, decreased time to fall asleep, and decreased sleep disruptions. These findings will be useful for understanding the most beneficial and optimal time of day to exercise in order to improve the quality of sleep for college students.

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Capstone Project

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Haozhou Pu

Primary Advisor's Department

Health and Sport Science


Stander Symposium project

Effects of the Timing of Exercise on Quality of Night Sleep among College Students