4. Take a walk in the snow
“Exercise improves sleep as effectively as benzodiazepines [drugs used to treat insomnia] in some studies,” reports Kalyanakrishnan Ramakrishnan, MD, an associate professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Studies from the University of Arizona show that women who even walked short distances, just six blocks, at a normal pace during the day found their sleep significantly improved.
Take your vacation time to be active with your friends and family: build a snowman, hit the slopes, or take a stroll through the park. Exercise reduces the time it takes to get to sleep by 12 minutes, and it increases total sleep time by 42 minutes.