Exercise and Insomnia
Get Moving to Get Back to Sleep
At first glance exercise and sleep may seem like polar opposites but you may be surprised at how closely they could be related and how getting moving might solve your insomnia probelm!
If you are suffering from insomnia, there may be some things that can be done to help. Unfortunately, some of these cures may be things that we are unwilling to do. For example, one of the best ways to help yourself to get a great night's sleep is by getting some exercise on a daily basis.
Although most of us realize that this is true, very few of us are going to be willing to put forth the effort to do something about it. What is it about exercise that makes it so difficult to do? If it is the first line of defense against insomnia, why can we not seem to do it?
Exercise requires effort on our part, regardless of how intense the exercise is going to be. If we are already in a weakened state as a result of not being able to sleeps well at night, it can make any exercise seem even more difficult. Although this tends to create a vicious circle in our lives, putting any temporary discomfort aside can really make a difference in the way that you feel, overall.
The reason that getting active can help a insomnia problem is that a little bit of exercise is going to release natural chemicals into your body that will help you to sleep. Not only that, it will help to restore some of the balance in your body that may be missing as a result of your insomnia.
Exercise and Sleep: Not Such a Big Ask
It doesn't need to be overly strenuous in order for it to work. As a matter of fact, just a few minutes of exercise, several times per day can make an amazing difference in the way that you feel and how well you sleep.
If it seems too overwhelming for you to get a lot of exercises all at one time, try doing some light exercise every time you eat. Even a 5-minute walk after your meals is going to make a surprising difference in this regard.
Not only will exercise release some important sleep-inducing chemicals into your body, it will help you to have an overall sense of well-being. Each of these can go a long way in helping you to fall asleep at night and stay asleep until you are rested.
Why not try some light exercise for a couple of weeks? You would probably be surprised at how getting enough exercise and sleep are so closely inter-linked and what kind of a difference getting some good rest can make in your life.
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If you are still battling those bedtime blues, then you will also benefit from some useful bedtime reading in the form of the book in which these insomnia cures are featured, alongside a whole host of other strategies and methods: that is Marv Zellig's recent publication "Natural Cures for Insomnia" about which you can read more here.
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