4. Exercise Regularly
This tip for better sleep will help you rest deeper and also benefit your heart health. Exercising regularly (150 minutes of moderate activity per week) reduces stress, helps burn off energy, and enhances your quality of sleep. Studies show that regular exercise cuts the time it takes to fall asleep in half. It also offers more benefits for insomnia than most drugs. For example, a study found that it cut time to fall asleep by 55%, time spent awake by 30%, anxiety by 15%, and increased total sleep time by 18%. For best results, take your workout outside during the day to reap the benefits of daytime brightness too.
Although exercise can help you sleep better, it’s not recommended to exercise too close to bedtime. It can actually have the opposite effect in this case.