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Walking could improve sleep quality

Jonathan Warren

15.03.2011

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Jonathan Warren
83597917We all know that exercise is good for us and can help tire us out before bedtime, however exercise may contribute even further to helping us get a good night’s rest according to one expert. Work carried out by Douglas Bradley, director the Toronto Research Institute’s Sleep Research Laboratory, has suggested that sleep apnoea sufferers could benefit from walking more. The expert has linked the condition with long periods of sitting which causes fluid to gather in the legs, this can then move to the neck when horizontal in bed causing the sleeping person’s throat to collapse and interrupt sleep. To avoid this Bradley suggested sleep apnea sufferers should wear compression stockings and try and fit in a short walk every hour. The New York Post quotes Bradley as saying: “It doesn’t take much effort, and the reward can be fairly big.”

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