3. Exercise your mind and body
Exercise will take a couple of months to positively affect your sleep, but a regular routine will help, according to Breus. Vigorous exercise led to better sleep for twice as many respondents in the National Sleep Foundation’s 2013 “Sleep in America” poll. However, don’t exercise more than two hours before bedtime, says Breus.
Meanwhile, meditation may help treat insomnia, according to a 2009 study by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. “Practice effective stress-management strategies,” such as meditation or relaxation exercises, advises Arnedt.
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