First, exercising in general significantly improves your health, according to the National Sleep Foundation. In a 2011 study from the Journal of Sleep Research, participants slept just as soundly on nights they worked out for 35 minutes as when they didn’t exercise at all before going to sleep. So, if you’re dealing with sleeping problems, you should exercise before bedtime!
Exercising improves your sleep because low energy makes you fall asleep faster. The main belief is that exercise can lead to a buildup of adenosine, a hormone in the part of your brain that monitors your fatigue levels. When you have increased adenosine levels, it helps you sleep, and can actually trigger non-rapid eye movement sleep or slow wave sleep. Check out these workouts!