• What You Need to Know for Working Out Late at Night

    by Dr. Hooman M. Melamed
    on Jul 13th, 2016

Thanks to the rising popularity of 24-hours gyms, many people are now working out late at night. But these late-night workouts can sometimes wreak havoc on our sleeping schedules, too. The rush of adrenaline and endorphins sometimes makes it difficult to fall asleep. But with some minor changes to our workout routine, we can easily get back on track.

How to Prevent Post-Workout Insomnia

Saving the more strenuous workouts of heavy lifting or high intensity training for those days in which a morning or afternoon workout fits comfortably into your schedule can help a great deal. Then use the evening hours for a yoga session, Pilates, or even a brisk walk around the neighborhood. Yoga has proven to be particularly beneficial in reducing stress and improving relaxation. Another option might be to perform your normal routine but at a much lower level of intensity. Here are some additional tips that might help you fall asleep much easier after a late-night workout.

The Negative Effects of Sleep Deprivation

While staying committed to a regular exercise schedule is one simple way to stay on track with our fitness goals, sacrificing sleep for gym time can be counterproductive. Sleep deprivation lowers our immunity systems in much the same was as stress and illness. There are volumes of medical research that link sleep deprivation to any number of chronic ailments, including diabetes, heart disease, weight gain, everyday aches and pains, and even irreversible brain damage.

Author Dr. Hooman M. Melamed

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