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If you have a true sleep disorder, riding a bike (even to exhaustion) won't help much. I speak from experience. I have sleep apnea and a severe case of "restless legs syndrome." Losing weight (doc says lose a minimum of 20% of present body weight) may help with the apnea. Until I reach target weight & get another sleep test, I have to use a CPAP machine at night. For the restless legs, the only thing that has helped is a drug called "Mirapex." Although it works for me, it may do nothing for you.. Sleep disorder study is still in the dark ages compared to other areas of medical science IMHO. At least one of three persons under the age of fifty will have a sleep disorder at one time or another (according to my Dr.'s statistics). This rises to two out of three for people more than 50 years old. Some things you may try that help some folks: Take a melatonin pill before bedtime, take a magnesium maleate pill before bedtime (relaxes muscles), take aspirin instead of tylenol or ibuprofin (I don't know why..), avoid both exercise and large meals within three hours of bed time.
Don't take your sleep problems lightly - loss of sleep can severely impact your work, your relationships, and your health. Good luck!