Dr. Andrew Weil: Sleep Tips For A Younger, More Vibrant You
by Scott Smith
- Get plenty of physical activity during the day. Studies have shown that people who are physically active sleep better than those who are sedentary. The more energy you expend during the day, the sleepier you will feel at bedtime. Just be sure not to engage in vigorous exercise too close to bedtime as this can make it more difficult to fall asleep.
Spend some time outdoors as often as you can to get exposure to bright, natural light. If you are concerned about harmful effects of solar radiation, do it before 10 a.m. or after 3 p.m., or use sunscreen. To save time, combine these first two points by exercising outdoors whenever possible.