September 28, 2023
How exercise helps you sleep better

How exercise helps you sleep better

  • Emma Sweeney
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Many people have trouble getting good sleep.

Not only does getting enough sleep leave us feeling tired the next day, but it can also have negative effects on other aspects of our health and well-being in the long run.

People hear many things they can do to get a better night’s sleep, from taking a hot shower at night to leaving their cell phones off a couple of hours before bed.

But one of the most common tips for people who find it difficult to get a good night’s sleep is to exercise regularly. And research suggests that this is really very good advice.