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Health Tip: Exercise for Better Sleep

Last Updated: July 04, 2016.

(HealthDay News) -- Exercising during the day can lead to better sleep at night.

The National Sleep Foundation offers suggestions that can help you sleep better:

  • Engaging in cardiovascular exercise, such as walking or biking, for about 10 minutes per day can help promote sleep.
  • Getting regular exercise can help lower the risk of conditions such as sleep apnea or restless legs syndrome.
  • Exercising can help you sleep longer and improve the quality of sleep, helping you feel more rested.
  • Exercising outdoors exposes you to natural daylight, which helps promote sleep.

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