Tune In, Zone Out

TV watching can help you sleep better

(HealthDayNews) -- Couch potatoes, rejoice! Watching television can be good for you.

A study on sleep habits conducted at the Dayton Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Wright State University, Ohio, focused on people who either watched television for 15 minutes, or took a 5-minute walk.

According to the journal Sleep, the people who watched television fell asleep in half the time it took for the walkers to fall asleep. And the heart rate for the television viewers was slower than the heart rate of the walkers.

However, the journal did not list what TV shows did the trick.

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