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April 30, 2018 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition

And the Magic Bullet for Better Sleep Is…

If you want to improve your sleep – get moving! In a poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation – the results were compelling – exercise is fantastic for sleep. Highlights from this evaluation included the following:

beautiful woman has woken up and is sitting on a white bed

beautiful woman has woken up and is sitting on a white bed

  • 75% of the exercisers reported very good or fairly good sleep quality vs. 56% in non-exercisers.
  • Vigorous exercisers had the best overall sleep quality with the least insomnia-related issues.
  • Those sitting less than eight hours a day were twice as likely to report very good sleep quality vs. those sitting more than eight hours a day.
  • Non-exercisers were more than three times as likely to report sleep apnea symptoms as vigorous exercisers and about twice as likely to report excessive daytime sleepiness.

(National Sleep Foundation, news release, March 4, 2013)

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