Exercising Can Help People Struggling to Sleep: Study

Athletic women doing stretching wile exercising on group training in a gym. Focus is on African American woman.Many people struggle to sleep at night, but new research suggests that exercise may help. Researchers have found that exercising regularly can help people fall asleep and stay asleep, even if they struggle with insomnia. So, if you’re having trouble sleeping, try hitting the gym or taking a walk before bedtime – you may be surprised by how well it works!

With 10 to 20% of the population having serious long-term sleep problems, researchers want to find alternative ways to medication to help those struggling. Many people who have sleep problems sooner or later resort to some sort of sleeping aid. However, a new study has found that exercise could also offer relief.


The study included over 34,000 adults and used information from Norway’s large Trøndelag Health Survey (The HUNT study). This survey enabled researchers to follow how people’s health evolves over many years. Participants in the study were tracked for approximately 12 years.

The survey showed that approximately 17% of the participants’ sleep issues were serious enough to warrant a prescription from their doctor. However, it was found
that participants who were in the best condition used fewer prescription drugs to help them sleep. These findings suggest that being physically fit can help people sleep better. These results were stronger in men than women. The fittest men had a 15% lower risk of needing drugs for troublesome sleep issues.

“The corresponding percentage risk for the fittest women was much lower. But women who struggle with sleep can still benefit from getting in better shape,” said Linda Ernstsen, an associate professor at NTNU’s Department of Public Health and Nursing.

These findings support the idea that fitness can be used as an effective alternative for preventing sleep problems. Researchers hope these findings will influence the sleep advice that doctors give to their patients.

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Author Bio

Sarah began her interest in nutritional healing at an early age. After going through health problems and becoming frustrated with the conventional ways doctors wanted to treat her illness (which were not working), she took it upon herself to find alternative treatments. This led her to revolutionize her own diet to help her get healthier and tackle her health problems. She began treating her illness by living a more balanced lifestyle through healthy food choices, exercise and other alternative medicine such as meditation. This total positive lifestyle change led her to earn a diploma in Nutritional Therapy from Health Sciences Academy in London, England. Today, Sarah enjoys helping others by teaching healthy lifestyle changes through her personal consultations and with her regular contributions to the Doctors Health Press. Also, passionate about following her dreams in life, Sarah moved to France and lived in Paris for over 5 years where she earned a certification in beadwork and embroidery from Lesage (an atelier owned by Chanel). She then went on to be a familiar face sitting front row and reporting from Paris Fashion Week. Sarah continues to practice some of the cultural ways of life she learned while in Europe. They enjoy their food, and take the time to relax and enjoy many of life’s little moments. These are life lessons she is glad to have brought back home with her.



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