Lifestyle factors play a major role in the quality of sleep we get or don’t get every night. Some lifestyle factors include work schedule, stress at home and at work, obesity, physical activity, and alcohol and drug use.
For example, it has been found that a high proportion of obese individuals suffer from sleeping disorders. In a study of sleep disorders, 22% of obese individuals reported having sleeping disorders, as compared to 12% of Canadians with normal body weight. The same study found that moderately active individuals reported less sleep disturbances than inactive individuals.
Considering our lifestyle can be an integral part in getting better sleep each and every night, we can help reduce our daily stress levels simply by making exercise a part of our weekly routine!