Riding your bike may help you get a better night sleep new research says.

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 .