Regular Exercise Means Better Sleep
Exercise can improve sleep quality, but the results aren’t instantaneous. A small study of women with insomnia found that while self-reported sleep improved over 16 weeks of a regular exercise program, a single workout day didn’t affect that night’s sleep. One night of bad sleep, however, reduced how much time a person exercised the next day. The researchers say it’s important for people who have trouble sleeping to push through their sleepiness and get regular exercise that will, over time, help them catch more Zs.
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, published online Aug. 15, 2013
Safety Note: Talk to your doctor before making any big change in your exercise plan.