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Friday, August 16, 2013

Insomnia Study: Exercise Aids in Treating Insomnia

If the findings of a new study are anything to go by, exercising may not help in treating insomnia instantaneously.. The findings of the study thus dispel common notion that a good bout of exercise may enable an individual enjoy sound sleep. Study Findings This is a pioneering long-term study that demonstrates that exercises done during the day does not translate into better sleep when people have existing sleep problems. Hitherto, most studies have attempted to analyze the relationship between exercises and sleep in people who do not have any existing sleep problems; i.e. they are healthy sleepers. "If you have insomnia you won't exercise yourself into sleep right away. It's a long-term relationship. You have to keep at it and not get discouraged," said lead study author Kelly Glazer Baron, a clinical psychologist and director of the behavioral sleep program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Exercises Still the Best Bet There may thus be a time lag before the fr

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