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Skip the sleeping pills, and take a walk instead! The American Academy of Sleep Medicine says over-the-counter sleep aids can make you feel even MORE tired because they contain antihistamines, which can trigger daytime drowsiness. But the Journal of Sleep Research found insomniacs who got 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise on most days fell asleep faster and slept longer than those who didn’t exercise. Because exercise helps regulate your internal clock, leaving you feeling drowsy at bedtime, and reduces the stress and anxiety that can keep you awake.