6. Exercise and Sleep

Improved Exercise

People who do not exercise enough might have a hard time sleeping well. Even moderate exercise during the day can promote a more restful night’s slumber.

5. Other Things That Impact Sleep


Studies have shown that people who meditate at least 30 minutes a day five days a week have a hard time falling asleep. Anxiety and depression are other factors that can cause poor slumber.

4. Late Night Eating

Dinner Table

Are you eating your dinner too late? When you eat, your body responds with insulin, which can make it hard to fall asleep. Your body’s natural rhythm suffers disruption, and you’ll feel more wakeful.

Kate Watts, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE, a dietitian at Cone Health Nutrition and Diabetes Management states, “When we eat late at night, the muscles that digest and metabolize our food have to keep working when they should be resting. This can delay your ability to fall asleep and can prevent you from getting the deep, restful stage of sleep you need to feel refreshed the next day.”


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