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Another Reason to Exercise: Deeper Sleep

At a time when money is keeping worried people up at night, finding ways to get quality rest is a challenge for more people than before the economy was a constant stress. Efficient solutions are important for busy gals like us, and this two-in-one formula is a welcome fix: exercise can help you battle the money-induced stress and get you to sleep through the night.

A recent study involving insomniac patients in Brazil found that moderate cardio exercise has a calming affect on anxiety and improves sleep quality, both in the amount of time it takes to fall asleep and total sleep time. It is noteworthy that the patients participated in moderate, not heavy, aerobic exercise.

Sleep gives us energy for the day, improves mental clarity, and allows us to get through the day with wide-open eyes and diminished dark circles. If exercise can help us achieve a good night's rest, it's just another reason to get moving!

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mtiger mtiger 8 years
I exercise, but I still sleep bad.
luiyuming luiyuming 8 years
I'm a bit of an insomniac so I try to make it a habit to exercise two days in row, break for a day, then back to two days. It really helps, even on the days I don't exercise.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i have to agree with this study. the days that i work out, i manage to get a better night's sleep rather than the days that i don't. i always thought that it was in part due to my exhausting my body just a bit at the gym, but i guess there's more to it than that.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I work out just about every day and I sleep like a brick every night, so yeah, this makes sense to me.
medicgirl medicgirl 8 years
Very true, however easier said than done when people are shift workers :)
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 8 years
very true
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