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Try a workout to give you a better night's rest

Participants had deeper and more refreshing rest when they had exercised

A WORKOUT won't just give you tired muscles – researchers have found that it improves the quality of your sleep, even though most people won't notice the difference it makes.

Researchers from the University of Tsukuba, Japan, used a computerised method to record brain signals to determine the depth of sleep.

Nine volunteers did a 60-minute workout and were then connected to the technology as they slept. The participants had deeper and more refreshing rest when they had exercised – although the volunteers reported no change.

Writing in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers say their work may help develop new treatments for sleep disorders.

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