Friday, July 4, 2014

Exercise at Night Before You Go to Sleep?

I've always thought that excersizing in the evening made it harder to fall asleep and less sound sleep, but there appears to be emerging research that suggests just the opposite.  From a story from Yahoo News:
Brand’s team found that students who reported more exertion during sports fell asleep faster, woke up fewer times during the night and slept more deeply than those who had exercised less vigorously.
Higher levels of exertion were also linked to increased tiredness, better mood and less hunger at night. The same was true when students repeated those ratings the next morning, according to findings published in Sleep Medicine.
As someone who doesn't sleep particularly well, and who likes to work out regularly, this finding is most welcome to me.  I definitely will give it a try. [ht: drudgereport.com]