You Can Get A Better Sleep By Exercising!

Nikki Attkisson | Last Updated : July 28, 2022

As one said, exercise changes you not only physically but also mentally. 

Recent studies conducted by some of the world’s premier medical research facilities, including the John Hopkins Centre for Sleep, state that depending on the intensity, type, and time of exercise, a person can experience very relaxing levels of sleep.

Exercise Make Your Sleep Better!

According to the reports published by the research centers on the advantages of exercising, it is said that exercising allows the body to properly repair damaged muscles and parts much faster during sleep than an average person’s body can.

You Can Get A Better Sleep By Exercising

Depending on the day you exercise, your body can adjust your sleep cycle and make you perform tasks much more efficiently than before.

How Does Exercising Affect Your Sleeping Pattern?

As per the recent reports published by the John Hopkins research Centre for Sleep, doing moderate to light aerobatic exercises, including jogging, running, jump roping, and laughing, can boost the amount of slow wave sleep during the sleep cycle.

The slow wave sleep refers to the total amount of absolute rest your body gets after moving around all day. It is a state where only the brain uses energy while the body tissues start to repair and heal themselves.

Thus, it is a vital state during a sleep cycle and deciding whether a person gets enough sleep.

Since aerobatic exercise affects the slow-wave sleep phase, it directly impacts a person’s overall sleep.

As a result, the research suggests that one should do mild aerobatic exercise daily along with their scheduled exercise routine. It would keep them fit and let them get proper sleep at night.

Lifting, squats, and jumping jacks also release certain hormones that can boost one’s mood throughout the day. These hormones also include melatonin and dopamine, which regulate sleep and happiness.

How Should One Exercise Regulate Sleep?

While exercising to get a better physique and sleeping pattern, one must keep in mind the amount of pressure they puts on the body. Putting too much pressure on the body can lead to fatigue and negative consequences. 

Thus, here are some of the points provided by the research results from John Hopkins, which include

1. Aerobatic Exercise

  • It allows the body to release endorphins. These particular chemicals boost brain activity throughout the day and prevent dizziness.
  • To get the maximum effect of endorphins, one must do moderate-level aerobatic exercise every day for one to two hours before bed.
  • Make sure to drink water after the exercise is done.

2. Sleep cycle through exercise heat

  • While exercising, it must be kept in mind that your body will use energy and generate heat.
  • Thus, you must exercise in the morning as a part of your regular routine. This increases the body temperature and signals the body to wake up completely.
  • Regular morning exercise at a moderate level allows the brain to completely exit from sleep mode and enter into full action mode.

As per the statements of Charlene Gamaldo, the medical director of the John Hopkins Center, the time of exercise is not a very important factor as, in most patients, it has minimal effect on determining the quality of sleep.

But, she still suggests that one must experiment with their exercise routine and make sure to choose the appropriate time for exercising.

What Is The Amount Of Exercise You Need For Good Sleep?

As per the data provided from the research, it is evident that one must exercise for at least half an hour to see visible differences in their sleeping pattern.

But, one must not try too hard or put too much pressure on their bodies as this would result in negative consequences on the body rather than getting good quality sleep.

Nikki Attkisson

With over 15 years as a practicing journalist, Nikki Attkisson found herself at Powdersville Post now after working at several other publications. She is an award-winning journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit and worked as a journalist covering technology, innovation, environmental issues, politics, health etc. Nikki Attkisson has also worked on product development, content strategy, and editorial management for numerous media companies. She began her career at local news stations and worked as a reporter in national newspapers.

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