Exercise can play an important part when it comes to having a restful nights sleep. Physical activity can cause you to sleep deeper and for a longer period of time. Deep sleep also known as “NREM” sleep is the most restorative sleep and according to WebMD is the time your body uses to “repair and regrow tissues, build bone and muscle, and strengthen the immune system”.
The science behind exercise and sleep.
As you work out your body’s core temperature rises, causing you to feel more awake and alert. This spike in temperature can last anywhere between 30 to 90 minutes before it begins to drop again. Once your core temperature begins to drop sleepiness will settle in. It’s because of this that it’s best to avoid a late-night workout session if possible or workout at least 2 hours before you plan to go to sleep, allowing your body time to unwind.
Good in so many ways.
In addition to boosting the chances for a good night’s sleep, exercise can also help with your mood and is proven to help lower stress levels. Both of these can help you fall asleep faster and improve the quality of your sleep.