Regular exercisers may not realize it, but they're onto something. Regular physical activity can promote better sleep, helping you to fall asleep faster and to enjoy deeper sleep. And this holds true for the regular, vigorous exercisers who were surveyed in the National Sleep Foundation's 2013 Sleep In America survey. The best news is that it doesn't take much: Adding even just a few minutes of physical activity to your day can make a difference in your rest.
Timing is important, though. If you exercise too close to bedtime, you might be too energized to fall asleep. If this seems to be an issue for you, exercise earlier in the day. Gentle mind-body exercises, like yoga or tai chi, are great to do just before you hit the sack.
As a form of mind-quieting physical activity, yoga may just be the best of two worlds. And while there aren't exactly scientific studies showing a regular yoga practice can help you get more or better sleep, we do know that yoga does wonders for relaxation. "If your sleep problem is that you're unable to relax, [yoga] could be a way to intervene," says Dr. Grandner.
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