We do need sleep for physical and mental recovery. Not getting enough sleep can affect our regular cognitive function and our entire system won’t get a chance to recover from the day before.
There are new research which shows that if you frequently skip riding you can have a harder time to sleep at night.
University of Georgia analyzed the health/fitness habits of over 8,000 men and women over the 35 years period and concluded that becoming less fit increased the chances of getting a bad night rest. The research was took for both men and women between the ages of 20 and 85 years old.
Sleep problems started to show up even in just 2 percent decline in fittness for men and 4 percent for women.
Rodney Dishman , PhD, declared that ” The steepest decline in cardiorespiratory fitness happens between ages 40 and 60″ . Rodney Dishman is a professor of Exercise Science at UGA and one of the lead authors of the study.
It’s unclear how the physical activity affects the sleep , but researchers think that everything may happen in your brain .
“Exercise can calm anxiety , which is one key cause of insomnia” Dishman says.
He hypothesizes that a positive effect on brain serotonin circuits—which occur naturally with exercise and are mimicked in some long-term sleep aids—could be another reason fitness improves sleep.Riding the bike can help protect against excess weight gain in time which is a risk factor for sleep apnea.
In conclusion : Get on the bike ! Riding everyday may help you get a better night sleep .