Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Moderate exercise encourages restful sleep: Research

To better examine the relationship between physical activity and sleep, a team of researchers conducted a comprehensive study among middle-aged Japanese people. By outlining the factors improving sleep quality, this line of research can hopefully help in preventing sleep-related disorders.

Humans need a sufficient amount of high-quality sleep to maintain their physical and mental health. For instance, getting enough quality sleep can help treat a number of conditions, such as dementia, mental illness, and metabolic, cardiovascular, and metabolic disorders. On the other hand, sleep disorders like insomnia, narcolepsy, and excessive drowsiness are very common all over the world and may cause major health problems.

50 to 70 million adult Americans from sleep disorders, particularly insomnia. Meanwhile, a meta-analysis of 17 research found that 15 per cent of people in China suffer from sleeplessness. It’s crucial to research the elements that support high-quality sleep in order to comprehend such conditions better. According to earlier studies, leading a healthy lifestyle that includes eating well and exercising frequently is beneficial.(Also read: Adults who exercise 2-4 times a week have a lower mortality risk: Study )

Previous studies have indicated that a proper lifestyle, including a healthy diet and regular physical activity, is beneficial for good sleep. However, a systematic comprehensive study is lacking in this area of research.

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