Better Sleep: Exercise

Getting better sleep depends largely on the type of lifestyle that you lead. People who stress more than others might not get as much sleep as those who lead a calmer daily life. One of the things that effects the way you sleep on your new bed or new mattress is exercise, and you need to remember this when you buy a bed or buy a mattress. The bed needs to be able to mould to your body and give it a soft platform to recover from the day’s strenuous work so that you can have a better sleep cycle.

Any type of exercise will be able to help you sleep better. Where you are a beginner or a fitness junkie who was born with the barbells in your hands, every little bit of exercise you do can help. Experts have noted that the best way to benefit from exercise in your sleep cycle is to exercise for half an hour each day, 3 times a week. That’s all! If you can do more, then obviously your sleep cycle will improve. Here are three more ways in which exercise can help you sleep better in combination with the right mattress from The Sleep Shop.

Helps your mind relax

Have you ever experienced those days where all you want to do is sleep or take a nap? This means that you do not sleep properly at night. Exercise helps your mind relax at the end of the day which means that brain activity decreases, allowing you to get a good night’s rest in. It will eliminate your need for naps in the middle of the day and you will be able to get up with a clear mind. By reducing the need for naps you will also experience a deeper sleep during the night time!

Acts as a physical stressor

As you may know, stress can either be very healthy or very unhealthy. When we experience unhealthy stress we tend to lose sleep. Exercise acts as a positive and healthy stressor because it takes your mind off the mental stress you experience and it tires out your body at the end of the day. The result is thus a peaceful sleep in which muscles rebuild themselves and energy levels are boosted. Think of it as an 8-hour long recharge station in which you get the full effect of your battery life.

Improves your mood

We have all experienced those Monday blues and the grumpiness of waking up. The number one reason for this is a lack of sleep. Even if you sleep the whole night through, the chances are high that your brain doesn’t switch off properly. Exercising can propel you into a very calm sleeping state in which endorphins are released. These are the hormones that we feel when we are happy or in love. So when you wake up in the morning after a good night’s sleep, you can take on the day without so much as a moody cloud in sight.

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