If you’re one of the third of all Americans who suffer from insomnia — roughly 108 million people — put away your sleeping pills. Science has a much safer solution: Exercise improves sleep.
Exercise Improves Sleep
There has been more and more research in the last decade showing exercise can reduce insomnia. In one study, older women suffering from insomnia said their sleep improved from ‘poor’ to ‘good’ when they exercised. They had more energy and were less depressed.
“Sleeping pills are extremely hazardous,” says sleep researcher Shawn Youngsted. “They are as bad as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. Not to mention they cause…