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Duh! Exercise is Good for Sleep

Research has documented the benefits of exercise to improving sleep patterns. Exercise improves sleep for people with sleep disorders like insomnia and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The National Sleep Foundation poll found the people that regularly exercise slept better at night than those that were not physically active. Studies show that physical activity may stimulate longer periods of the deepest stages of sleep.

Although, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, the influence of daily exercise on sleep habits has more of an impact on exercise than exercise has on sleep! Regardless, they are partners for success when it comes to your health, sleep, and longevity of life.

If you are already working on exercising, then that is wonderful! Regular exercise will only help and protect the quality of your sleep. And it looks like you can strengthen the exercise that you do with a good night’s rest. There is a significant benefit to sticking to a regular routine while allowing the benefits of exercise and sleep to develop gradually. Start exercising today and keep it up! To Your Health!


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