Insomnia is a frustrating condition. Either you can’t fall asleep, stay asleep, or feel rested when you do. But there may be a remedy to your rest that has plenty of other benefits.
Research connects regular exercise to better sleep—as long as you put your hope for a quick fix to bed.
People who exercise three to four times a week sleep nearly an hour more per night. BUT, results were seen only after sixteen weeks on the program.
If you have insomnia, you may be tempted to ask your doctor for sleeping pills. But they certainly can’t help you have a healthier mind, heart, and body like exercise can. And since exercise also helps reduce stress and anxiety, that alone could have you drifting off easier.
Here are some of my other blogs on the topic:
- Exercise helps adults sleep better
- Many studies show benefits of exercise
- Exercise improves sleep quality
- Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms
- Strategies for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
BTW, you can listen to the podcast of this news story here.
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