Senior couple on cycle ride in countryside

To catch more z’s, you may need to spend more time exercising.  A study in The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that older adults who suffered from insomnia were able to sleep 45-60 minutes longer per night by exercising for 30 minutes 3 or 4 afternoons a week.  The catch:  on individual days, a workout was not likely to make falling asleep easier.  it took regular exercise over an extended period of time (about 4 months) to significantly and consistently give them longer nights of sleep.  Start that exercise routine soon.  The key to sticking with an exercise program–find a committed partner that you can count on!  Sweet Dreams.