How active are you this summer? June 11 2015

Studies show getting plenty of exercise can actually help you sleep better. Many people have trouble getting to sleep, and a new study in the journal Mental Health and Physical Activity indicates exercise could be an effective ‘non-pharmaceutical’ option to helping you get to sleep.

Especially if you are new to sleep therapy, this could help you as you adjust to sleeping with your CPAP. The time of day has an impact, though. For most people, a morning workout boosts energy earlier in the day, allowing the body to relax in the evening and fall asleep faster at bedtime.

Remember to check with your physician before beginning any new exercise routine, especially if you have a heart condition or other physical limitations.

Get your day off to a great start – try a workout or a brisk walk when you get up in the morning for an extra boost of energy.

Read more about the study here:

http://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-news/study-physical-activity-impacts-overall-quality-sleep