Physical activity affects the quality of sleep

Recent studies of American scientists has shown that people sleep significantly better and feel more alert during the day if they have at least 150 minutes of exercise per week.

In research took part more than 2600 of men and women aged 18-85 years. As the researchers note, 150 minutes of moderate and vigorous activity per week has improved the sleep quality of people 65 percent. Research participants said that they felt less tired throughout the day, compared to those days when we were limited in physical activity. A study in the December issue of the journal Mental Health and Physical Activity" shows the importance of physical exercise, identifying them as medical factor. Among adults in the United States, about 35 to 40 percent of the population have problems with sleep or daytime sleepiness.

"We used the physical activity guidelines established for cardiovascular disease, but it seems that these guidelines may impact on other areas of health care," said brad Cardinal, Professor, University of Oregon, who is also one of the authors of the study.

"More and more scientific evidence is encouraging scientists that regular activity associated with exercise, can serve as a non-pharmaceutical analogous to improve sleep." - added the Professor.

Paul Loprinzi, associate Professor Bellarmine University, is lead author of the study, which was conducted at a time when he was a doctoral student in the laboratory of cardinal OSU. He said that this is the first study that helped to reveal the important influence of physical activity on sleep quality in man.

"Our results show a link between physical activity and perceptions of sleepiness during the day. We assume that participation in physical activity on a regular basis can have a positive effect on the quality of work men at work, or in the case of a student affects his ability, high attention during the classes," he said. A single danger may be that many people tend to overestimate the amount of physical activity.

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Physical activity can be a no-brainer to get the perfect waist and a healthy heart, but it can also help people sleep well.

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