Keeping aerobic exercise helps improve sleep
For those with poor sleep, “counting sheep” every night is not as good as exercising every day.
A new study in the United States shows that aerobic exercise can help improve sleep and improve sleep quality.
Researchers at Northwestern University recently reported that they conducted a follow-up study of 23 people with poor sleep status over the age of 55.
Previous studies have shown that middle-aged and elderly women are the main population affected by insomnia, so this study mostly targeted women.
Researchers divided the study subjects into expectations, and each of them exercised 4 times a week for about 40 minutes, while the other group only participated in cooking classes, listened to lectures regularly, and did not exercise.
The dismissed personnel knew the same sleep precautions from experts, such as insisting on going to bed at a fixed time every night, and not being forced to lie in bed if they could not sleep.
The researchers found that after 16 weeks, the sleep status of the exercise group significantly improved, and symptoms such as depression eased, while the sleep status remained the same.
Sleep research expert Professor William Roberts said that good sleep is an important part of a healthy life, improving sleep quality and improving both physical and mental health.
Aerobic exercise for insomnia can effectively avoid the side effects of drug treatment.
Researchers also reminded that exercise time is best not to be arranged one hour before bedtime. For people who have free time, “one hour of exercise in the morning is better for the body than one hour of sleep in bed.”