Have you ever found yourself in this situation?
The other night, I was lying in bed, wide awake at 2:34 am. After being amused by the consecutive number, I closed my eyes and tried hard to get back to sleep. Unfortunately, I couldn’t. Insomnia had taken over. This rarely happens so I wondered what might be the problem. It turns out, it could be my recent lack of joggling.
According to this recent research, moderate aerobic exercise like running or joggling, can improve your sleep quality.
The research team took 36 patients who reported insomnia and separated them into 4 groups as follows.
- Moderate aerobic exercise
- Heavy aerobic exercise
- Moderate strength exercise
It turns out the people in the moderate aerobic exercise group experienced a significant increase in total sleep time, sleep efficiency and a reduction in anxiety. (No word on how the heavy aerobic group or the moderate strength group did).
Anyway, this just goes to show you, if you’re having trouble sleeping put yourself on an exercise program. And the exercise of choice around JYAJ is joggling.