“We saw that people who are in better physical condition have a lower risk of taking prescription sleeping pills,” says Linda Arnsen, associate professor in the Department of Public Health and Nursing at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). University release.
The study used data originally collected by Norway’s largest health survey (The HUNT study). It was attended by about 240,000 people from the city of Trondheim in Norway. About 17% of the respondents who reported the sleeping problems reported that since the corona virus they have become serious enough to justify a prescription from a doctor. However, those who were in the best physical condition used fewer prescription drugs. “These findings indicate that physical fitness can also help you sleep better,” notes Prof. Arnesen.