STUDY: Exercise Can Help Combat Insomnia

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People who face insomnia regularly struggle with getting a good night’s rest. Some common symptoms of this include trouble with falling asleep, waking up throughout the night, and being unable to concentrate during your waking hours.

Insomnia that drags on for extended time periods can be quite debilitating, wreaking havoc on every aspect of a person’s life. Sleep is critical to each individual’s overall health, their mental and emotional states, and their ability to function in the world.

Today, medicines – and even cognitive behavioral therapy – are commonly used to help people beat insomnia. Though a new study from the BMJ Open journal shows that people facing sleep problems have another remedy at their disposal.

Exercising on a regular basis can help folks with insomnia

Just yesterday, BMJ Open revealed that physical activity strongly correlates with less vulnerability to insomnia and sleep-related problems. These findings come after a study tracked people across nine European nations, documenting their sleep and exercise habits.