The wellness trifecta includes good nutrition, good activity, and good sleep. Of course these are all interrelated. Sleep often gets overlooked, but the benefits of good sleep and plenty of it are many. They include better weight control, better mood and stronger immunity. To really maximize your sleep and even reduce chronic insomnia, include exercise in your daily routine. The best time of day to exercise for good sleep is first thing in the morning upon waking. Otherwise midday or afternoon are best. Exercise within three hours of trying to go to sleep is not ideal. In studies on sleep and exercise in adults with insomnia, after 4 to 24 weeks of exercise, adults with insomnia fell asleep more quickly, slept longer, and had better sleep quality than before they began exercising.
For more on the science behind sleep and exercise, check out the study here.