Exercise and Sleep

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.


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