10 things that are preventing you from sleeping (1/10)

Are you having trouble falling, and staying, asleep? These 10 reasons could be why

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You’re not getting enough exercise

Exercise improves sleep as effectively as benzodiazepines in some studies,” reports Dr. Kalyanakrishnan Ramakrishnan, an associate professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. On average it reduces the time it takes to get to sleep by 12 minutes, and it increases total sleep time by 42 minutes.

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