Does Lack Of Exercise Affect Your Sleep?

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Have you experienced insomnia or an overwhelming feeling of being tired all the time? Instead of running to your doctor or picking through countless over-the-counter sleeping pills, you may want to consider exercise. Exercise is a natural remedy that will positively affect how you sleep. Proper nutrition, physical activity, and a mattress suited to your lifestyle are simple solutions for achieving restorative sleep, so you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start the new day.

Recent findings from a 2017 Consumer Sleep Survey showed that lack of exercise impacted consumers’ ability to get a good night’s sleep. Using electronics was another culprit that negatively affected sleep

 The survey findings revealed a clear connection between a lack of exercise and poor sleep quality. Almost 50% of respondents admitted to never working out, and only 11% of people who don’t work out think they get enough sleep. The type of exercise also affects sleep, as those who participate in high-impact activities like cardio, running, and CrossFit reported getting enough sleep at double the rate of those who engage in low-impact exercises.

Exercise improves sleep quality as well as the duration of your sleep. The timing of your physical activity is also a significant factor. For some people, having an intense workout too close to bedtime made it harder to fall asleep because they had too much energy. If this is the case, a morning or early afternoon workout is the best time to hit the trails for a run or a quick trip to the gym. Other people noted that the extreme exhaustion from a vigorous workout helped them to fall asleep as soon as they laid their head down. It’s important to listen to your body and find what works best for you.

Just like listening to your body about exercise, a mattress deserves the same attention to detail. It’s important to find a mattress that will allow you to achieve peaceful, restorative sleep. The proper amount of support, materials used in the mattress, and the firmness level should be matched to your specific body so you can quickly achieve the restorative sleep you need. Our exclusive RIGHTfit technology is a patented diagnostic system that matches you with the best mattress for your sleep requirements.

If you exercise regularly and are still experiencing a poor night’s sleep, it’s likely time to invest in a new mattress. We are conveniently located in Austin and San Antonio, so you can visit the Factory Mattress near you and experience our RIGHTfit technology today.