A growing number of people across the globe are having trouble getting a good night's sleep. If you feel like you've tried every method there is and still can't sleep, certain exercises may help improve your sleep quality:
"Generally speaking, almost any variety of exercise has a positive impact on your sleep,"Joshua Pearson, a fitness expert, told a news portal. "It’s even believed to affect your circadian rhythm (body clock) to help regulate when you fall asleep, depending on the time of day you exercise."
Pearson further explained: "It also elevates your body temperature, so when it drops several hours after exercising, you can start to feel drowsy."
Here are a few exercises you need to try and sleep better:
This form of exercise helps to give the entire body a workout and helps you to burn more calories. This will help you use up all that extra energy to make you tired enough to put you in a sleepy state.
Certain asanas like cobra, lotus and downward-facing dog are great ways to give our muscles a good stretch. Yoga will also help you to stay focused on your breathing. Take deep breaths and practise these poses for a few minutes to put you in a state of calm.
You can use this as a cardio exercise or anaerobic weight training exercise. No matter what method you choose, you will still burn a lot of calories as they do a lot of work on your hamstrings, glutes and quads. Using an excessive amount of energy will help you fall off to sleep in no time.
Swimming is not only fun to do, but it also gives you a full-body workout. It gets your heart rate up, builds muscle and burns calories. This will help improve heart health and also help de-stress and relax.
If you feel like you have no energy to do anything intense, take a walk. It will help to get your body moving. More importantly, it will help you relax if you are feeling stressed.