It’s better to hit the gym than go for a run, if you want a goodnight’s sleep.
For sleep-deprived people, lifting weights or doing push-upscould provide 17 more minutes of sleep a night compared to going for a jog orcycle.
It is thoughtthat tiny tears in your muscles after strength-training workouts may requiremore sleep to heal properly.
Among studyparticipants not getting at least seven hours of sleep when they started theexercise sessions, those doing running and cycling or using a cross-trainergained 23 minutes of sleep a night on average. But that rose to 40 additionalminutes of sleep for those doing the strength training.
People in theresistance exercise and combined exercise groups also spent more of their timein bed asleep while those in the resistance group tended to drop off 3 minutesearlier than those in other groups.