To Better Sleep?
Tired. Beat. Worn out. A tough workout can, without a doubt, leave you ready to hit the hay. But according to a new poll, that workout doesn't just make you sleepy, it could make you sleep better.
People who identify as exercisers reported better sleep than those who consider themselves non-exercisers, according to a new National Sleep Foundation survey, even when both groups get the same amount of sleep.
"People who sleep better report exercising more, and people who exercise tend to sleep better," says Matthew Buman, Ph.D., assistant professor of exercise and wellness at Arizona State University and NSF poll task force member. "We know that life is very busy for many people. They're not getting enough sleep and they're also not getting enough exercise."
Of the 1,000 people surveyed by the NSF, 48 percent said they got light physical activity regularly, 25 percent consider themselves moderately active and 18 percent said they get regular vigorous exercise, leaving 9 percent who reported no physical activity at all. Exercisers and non-exercisers alike reported an average of six hours and 51 minutes of sleep on a workday and 7 hours and 37 minutes of sleep on non-workdays.
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