Why being active can affect your sleep

by Sophie Iroegbunam February 24, 2022 2 min read

4 ways being active can affect your sleep_Furnitureful

After a shift in our working and social lives following the pandemic, many of us have become accustomed to being indoors. We have even become used to being sedentary on our sofa beds or in our bedrooms while being at work or just chilling over the weekend. While these are not bad things the lack of activity in life can cause problems for our sleep, one of the many things we at Furnitureful want many people to have peacefully. One way that this can be helped is through being active. Read on to find out some key information on how exercise can help you sleep. 

How can exercise have an impact on sleep?

Over the years, researchers have looked into the relationship between exercise and sleep. According to previous research, regular exercise can help you overcome sleep-related issues and get enough rest. Insufficient or poor-quality sleep has also been linked to reduced levels of physical activity the next day, according to new research.


As a result, specialists now believe that improving your exercise regimen may help you sleep better, while having enough sleep may lead to higher levels of physical activity during the day.


Regular exercise, according to scientific evidence, can help you overcome sleep-related issues and receive the rest you require. Similarly, other studies have discovered that getting poor-quality or insufficient sleep causes you to undertake less exercise the next day, resulting in a vicious cycle. 


According to the Sleep foundation  “exercising […] specifically, moderate-to-vigorous exercise can increase sleep quality for adults by reducing sleep onset – or the time it takes to fall asleep – and decrease the amount of time they lie awake in bed during the night.” They also noted that “...physical activity can help alleviate daytime sleepiness and, for some people, reduce the need for sleep medications.”

What Effect Does Inactivity Have on Sleep?

So, we know that getting more exercise on a daily basis might help you sleep better, but can a lack of activity make it worse?


Scientific research has shown that a sedentary lifestyle can affect metabolism, blood sugar, and blood pressure levels, as well as contribute to serious conditions like Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease (CVD). If you have any worries about these things make sure to speak to a doctor and get the help that you require. 

Of course, not getting enough exercise may not be the main reason you're having trouble sleeping. It's possible that your mattress is keeping you awake at night if you're already rather active. Consider replacing your current mattress with one of our mattresses such as the super comfortable memory foam quilted mattress, complete with our 60 Night trial!

Sophie Iroegbunam
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