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Friday, 7 August 2015

How to Combat Insomnia and Achieve Improved Sleep through Exercise

Sleeplessness or insomnia is a big problem throughout the world. Today there is even a growing concern more than ever before on how the lack of adequate sleep has, or is becoming a big nightmare for many; this is however made worse by the rise in debilitating health conditions that affect a good measure of today’s population be they urban or rural, but especially the elderly. Some of these health conditions may include stress, high blood pressure, etc. The good news however, is that research has gone far into the causes and possible solutions to this problem. Most importantly we have available to us the use of natural approaches to remedying sleeplessness chiefly among these includes exercise.

Inability to sleep

Using exercise to achieving ‘good’ sleep is one that has not been fully exploited but recent researches have confirmed that it is able to make you sleep better. Experts say although the exact mechanisms on how exercise works are not well known, but the fact remains that studies have shown that exercise significantly improves the sleep of people with chronic insomnia! According to National Sleep Foundation, USA, Aerobic exercise improves self-reported sleep and quality of life in older adults with insomnia.

Exercise helps



The effects of insomnia

Experts say that generally if you embark on at least twenty minutes of exercise before bed time each day especially in the mornings or evening periods, you should be able to get improved night rest. It is also true that people who are regularly doing exercise perhaps on a daily basis tend to usually have better sleep than those who do not. 

Worrying about sleeplessness

According to a clinical psychologist and sleep researcher at the Feinberg School of Medicine at North-western University, Kelly Glazer Baron, the process might not be very quick or immediate but you do have good results: She says about the original study they carried out, “It took four months”; that the sleep volunteers “were sleeping at least 45 minutes more a night.” “That’s huge, as good as or better” than most current treatment options for sleep disturbances, including the use of medicines for sleep, she concluded.

Try exercising to sleep better

The reasons why exercise will work for you are simply because it helps you to relax; exercise relieves you of tension, stimulates your heart and lungs, as well as relaxes your muscles. Furthermore, exercise increases the sharpness of your brain thereby making available more oxygen for your use; it also increases your body’s production of endorphins which brings about a feeling of goodness while increasing the body’s resistance to pain.
Invariably, lack of good sleep and, lack of adequate amount of it definitely will affect your heart adversely due to accumulated stress and tension in the long run, and this is not what you want. So, be sure to keep at the exercises on a regular routine basis. Please do let us know your mind or experiences.


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