Exercise for better sleep


I read an article recently that recommends 150 minutes of exercise a week to aid sleep. Since lack of sleep has been shown to be hugely damaging to our health, not just because we can’t function as well, our concentration level drops considerably. It also is shown to cause is to eat more, this piece of advice could help a lot of people get into a healthier routine.

150 minutes is only 30 minutes per day, it doesn’t have to be all at once, so that should be achievable. The slight flaw with this is that people generally overestimate their exercise level, in the same way they underestimate the quantity of food they eat.

Other tips to getting a better sleep routine include, keeping to a schedule – getting up and going to bed at about the same time each day, reduce caffeine – especially in the evening, turning off technology, have your last meal or snack a couple of hours before heading to bed, ensure your bed is comfortable and the room is dark, and where possible sleep when your own internal body clock wants to.

Sometimes this is easier said than done – but perhaps adding in the extra 30 minutes of daily exercise could help. Night!