What Types of Physical Activity Lead to with Better Sleep?

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Is exercise the key to better sleep?
Air Date: 6/23/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: John P. Higgins, MD
Dr John HigginsJohn P. Higgins MD, MBA (Hons), MPHIL, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FACSM, FASNC, FSGC, is a sports cardiologist for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and the Harris Health System. His research interests include the effects of energy beverages on the body, and screening for underlying cardiovascular abnormalities in 12-year-olds (6th graders), and steroid effects on the cardiovascular system.
What Types of Physical Activity Lead to with Better Sleep?
As a society, getting the right amount of quality sleep at night has become a serious problem.

In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic.

You might have noticed the damaging effects loss of sleep has on your health, including grogginess, memory loss, irritability, hormone inbalance, increased risk of obesity, and other serious health issues.

You may already know what you should be doing to get better sleep at night: dimming lights, avoiding screen time on your phone and TV, no eating before bed, and sticking to the same sleep schedule (even on weekends).

But, what about exercise? Is physical activity the key to better sleep?

John P. Higgins, MD, shares the physical activities that can help you sleep better at night.