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We have all heard about the benefits of exercise and how incorporating a regular workout routine into our schedules can lead to happier and healthier lives. While exercise is great when it comes to losing weight and improving fitness, there are even greater benefits when it comes to exercise and sleep. By being active throughout the day, your body expends energy, making it easier to fall asleep once your head hits the pillow. The mere thought of exercise is enough to dissuade some people, but its benefits can be felt with as little as 30 minutes a day or a short exercise before bed.

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Ways to Improve Your Exercise and Sleep Quality


Get Moving

This may seem obvious, but the best way to begin exercising is to simply get moving. The first step is always the hardest, but once you take it, fitting regular exercise into your routine becomes easier and easier. Whether it is taking the dog for a walk or working out before bed, every step helps. If there are others in your life looking to improve their health and sleeping habits, consider forming a walking group to help encourage each other to reach your goals.

Fit Regular Exercise into Your Schedule

Time is the one thing we can’t control, and it is easy to think that there are not enough hours in the day to achieve all our tasks. When looking for tasks to discard, exercise is a common choice due to its strenuous nature. But it is hard to receive the benefits of exercise without partaking regularly, so it is important to make the time throughout the day, however, small. If work takes up most of your day, make time for exercise before bed whether that is an evening stroll or a jog around the neighbourhood.

Sign Up for a Gym Membership

A good way to encourage yourself to exercise more is to sign up at a gym. With gyms located everywhere these days you are sure to find one not too far from your home or workplace. Gyms are a great place to try a range of workouts as they typically feature a wide variety of equipment, from weights to rowing machines. Establish a routine and engage with the trainers to learn new ways to improve your workouts and gain further benefits. Plenty of gyms operate 24 hours a day, making it easy to fit them into your schedule as you balance exercise and sleep.

Purchase Home Gym Equipment

If working out in public is not for you, consider purchasing gym equipment to use inside your home. Plenty of people have had a treadmill in their house at one point or another, but there are a range of other machines to promote keeping fit at home. Bench presses and dumbbells are a great way to build upper body strength, while ski machines and exercise bikes help improve cardio. Even something as simple as a skipping rope is a useful way to stay fit. Having access to this equipment in your own home makes working out before bed easier than ever before. Combining this home gym equipment with a mattress from the Orthopaedic Mattress range is a guaranteed way to enjoy the benefits of exercise for sleep.


There is some debate about whether strenuous exercise just before going to bed can impact your ability to fall asleep quickly. The reason is body temperature. Before bedtime, your body temperature naturally starts to decline and is a signal for your body that it is time to go to sleep. If you are raising your body temperature through rigorous exercise, it can signal the body that it’s time to be awake. Be mindful of the type of exercise you do in the lead-up to going to bed and work out what works best for you.


Want to Learn More About the Benefits of Exercise and Sleep?

At Wenatex, we are dedicated to helping Australians improve their lives and their health by harnessing the natural benefits of sleep. Nothing beats a good night’s rest, and we help you achieve that through the Wenatex Sleep System, which consists of a premium mattress, bedding, and pillow.

Browse the Wenatex shop to learn more about these products and the benefits they provide. If you would like to speak to us directly about how the Wenatex Sleep System improves both your physical and mental well-being, please give us a call on 1300 858 139 or send an email to enquiries@wenatex.com.au.


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