Can Pilates Improve Sleep?


Pilates offers more than a good exercise for the body and mind; studies have shown consistent practice leads to real improvements in life and quality. A notable difference in quality of sleep was a factor. A preliminary study with 30 young adults showed that participants who practiced in two 1 – hour Pilates mat classes per week for 12 weeks improved both sleep quality and life quality. Subjects were healthy, inactive adults aged 20-24, who provided self reports on how the Pilates effected their sleeping habits.