Sleep and Exercise. We should all do it.

We all know that working out is great for your body and mind – but the latest research suggests it can also help you get a good night’s sleep.

The study looked at the relationship between exercise and sleep and results suggest a regular exercise routine does contribute to improved sleep.

People who engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise may see a difference in sleep quality that same night. Even just 10 minutes a day of walking, swimming or biking can improve your night’s sleep.

Boffins think that moderate aerobic exercise increases the amount of slow wave sleep you get. Slow wave sleep refers to deep sleep, where the brain and body have a chance to rejuvenate. Exercise can also help to stabilise your mood and decompress the mind.

One caveat. Boffins also think the timing of the exercise may depend on the individual. If you find that physical activity in the evening revs you up too much, do it earlier in the day! Simple.