Exercise Your Way to Better Sleep
Updated: Dec 9, 2022
One third of all Americans suffer from insomnia, which is defined as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Insomnia can be caused by a variety of issues including anxiety, stress and depression, and lack of sleep can cause a whole host of health issues. Recent research over the last 10 years has shown that exercise can help reduce insomnia. A study at Rush University showed that women who exercised were less depressed and reported that their sleep changed from poor to good. Exercise can be performed at any time of day to improve sleep, even right before bedtime. So put away your sleeping pills and melatonin and get active. It will not just help your body, but your mind and sleeping habits as well!