To explore the relationship between sleep and exercise, it would be beneficial to briefly look more closely at the components of sleep, reports Maple Ridge News.

A study published in the journal Sleep in 2011 found that exercising four times per week for 12 weeks improved sleep quality and reduced symptom severity in those with obstructive sleep apnea.

The interesting fact about this study was that improvements in sleep were obtained without any reduction in weight loss – the effects of exercise alone were enough to improve quality of sleep.

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