Michael Breus, PhD: So exercise and sleep, there's significant amount of data to show that regular exercise will help with sleep, specifically help with increasing deep sleep.
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So one of the questions when we talk about working with the boomers and people who are in that age range, is if they can get daily exercise, it will actually help increase their overall sleep.
Narrator: Do you want to exercise right before bed?
Michael Breus, PhD: Well, that's a great question and the data is very mixed on this. I have some patients who are what I call type A personalities and pretty high anxious folks.I actually have them exercising before bed, which isn't something that is usually recommended. Because for them, exercise causes a relaxation response.So for them, it's perfect to exercise before bed.I have other patients, people who are a little bit more melancholy and blue, where exercise actually gives them energy, so these people, I have them exercising in the morning.So, it really depends upon your overall personality type to know and understand when you should exercise. But overall, I definitely recommend exercise for sleep.