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Good exercise, good sleep. Simple!

Monday, November 03, 2014

Yesterday, I had a great day full of exercise, biking, walking, swimming.

And in the morning, I woke up refreshed, after a full night of sleep.

I noticed this already - when I exercise consistently, and am sufficiently "tired", I sleep much better.

Also, the movement helps to "refresh" my mind, and reduced my stress level.

Except, I should go for a run before sleep - that energizes me so much that I won't fall asleep for another two hours.

Did you notice any relationship between exercise and sleep?
Does movement help you sleep better?
What type of exercise is best to "prepare" for a good night's sleep?
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  • VEG954
    Being active revs up the endorphins and really feels great.
    I sleep quite well when I combine exercise, good nutrition, a warm shower and creating a good sleep schedule.
    2069 days ago
    For me the connection is not so direct, as I always do my workouts first thing in the morning. But still, I think I sleep well on most nights thanks to my daily exercise, at leat partly: exercise = good mood = good sleep.

    2069 days ago
    always! That's why I love strength training....I sleep like a baby on days that I lift!
    2069 days ago
  • PJMX18
    Yes, I sleep like a baby on days that I exercise intensely. Yoga especially puts me to sleep in the evening.
    2069 days ago
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