Did you know that being physically active can promote a good night’s sleep? Well it can!
Being physically tired can help you sleep. And, if your body is tired you’re more likely to fall asleep. Exercise often reduces the amount of time it takes to fall asleep and increases total sleep time.
The time of day you exercise can have an affect on whether or not you fall asleep easily. If you have trouble getting to sleep adjust the time of day you exercise. Experiment to see what time of day seems to work the best for you.
Additional ideas to get a better night’s sleep:
- Reduce caffeine and alcohol intake. Caffeine stimulates the nervous system and may prevent your body from naturally relaxing at night. Alcohol may lead to disrupted sleep patterns.
- Do a deep breathing exercise before going to bed. Stress and anxiety can prevent or obstruct sleep.
Deep Breathing Exercise: Breath in through your nose for 4 seconds. Hold the breath for 4 seconds. Exhale through the nose for 4 seconds.
- Meditate. Meditation is a great way to clear and reset your mind. To get started, try guided meditation. It may work the best. Use an app such as Calm or Head Space or watch a You Tube video by Light Watkins. When you first begin it’ll be hard to calm your mind but the more you meditate the easier it will become.
- Read or take a warm bath. Alone or together, they can help you relax and improve the quality of your sleep.
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