Less sitting, more exercising leads to more sleeping, survey says

Great article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette today. Here’s an excerpt:

Exercise may not be too stimulating before sleep — it may even be helpful, according to a recent survey conducted for the National Sleep Foundation.

In a poll of 1,000 adults aged 23 to 60, those categorized as “vigorous exercisers” were almost twice as likely as non-exercisers to say they had a good night’s sleep “almost every night.”

“There seemed to be a dose-response effect,” said Christopher Kline, a sleep researcher at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, one of five experts chosen by the National Sleep Foundation to advise on poll questions and interpret results. “The more you exercise, the better you’ll sleep.”

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