Sweat for better sleep
Research shows a good gym session improves the restorative quality of your sleep. A recent study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found just 30 minutes on the treadmill helped women with insomnia sleep an average of 45 minutes longer most nights — they even felt perkier when the alarm went off. It also helps if you purge nagging thoughts before bed, says Dr. Jacqueline Brunshaw from Cleveland Clinic Canada.
Keep a pad of paper by your bed for those last-minute additions to tomorrow’s to-do list. “You’ll never fall asleep if you have to remember to remember,” says Brunshaw.