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7 ways to get better sleep (without sacrificing your workouts)

Runner sleep

If the zzz’s have been eluding you and affecting your performance, try these tips from Runner’s World to get some better sleep.

1. Run!

Easy enough! A recent poll showed that individuals who exercise gets better quality sleep than those who do not. Vigorous exercisers were twice as likely as non-exercisers to report good sleep.

2. Time your runs right.

The same poll didn’t find any difference in sleep quality between morning, afternoon, and evening exercisers, but another study published this year did. Subjects reported fewer middle-of-the-night wakings when they exercised at 7 a.m. than when they exercised at 1 p.m. or 7 p.m.

3. Limit non-sleeping time in bed.

Reading, writing, eating, texting, talking on the phone, surfing the web, and the like should take place outside the bedroom, so your body associates your bed with rest.

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