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Exercise linked to better sleep quality among adolescents

Every additional hour of moderate-to-vigorous activity was associated with 18 minutes earlier sleep onset, 10 minutes longer sleep duration and nearly 1% higher sleep maintenance efficiency at night among teens, researchers reported in Scientific Reports. The findings, based on data involving 417 15-year-olds, also showed that increased sedentary time during the day was associated with later sleeping and waking times but shorter overall nightly sleep duration.

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