It has been stressed that overall healthy lifestyle, including elements of diet, exercise, and sound mind all help to lead to a better night’s sleep. But, a new study is linking sleep and exercise even more closely. Researchers at Appalachian State University found that not only does exercise play a key role in sleep patterns, but the time of day that you exercise matters as well.
Through the study it was found that exercising in the morning leads to better sleep quality at night. The study group who exercised at 7 a.m. as opposed to 1 p.m. or later was found to have significantly higher percentages of time spent in both light and deep sleep. Although getting in your physical activity first thing in the morning may mean waking up earlier, in the end you may sleep better.
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