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Insomnia after intense exercise.

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NamasteNiki Wed 08-Nov-17 09:55:48

Does anyone else suffer?

I am finding it quite hard to sleep after, I feel very wired.

SomewhatIdiosyncratic Wed 08-Nov-17 17:00:09

How long before bedtime are you exercising?

Generally exercise is good for sleep, but it can get you too high if it's too late in the day.

NamasteNiki Wed 08-Nov-17 17:03:03

Some classes finish at 7pm or 8pm

nbee84 Wed 08-Nov-17 20:26:42


They've introduced a body attack class at my gym. I've tried it before when I had a 2 week guest pass for another gym and I loved it. Though there are 4 new classes, the only one I can make is at 8pm.

It's a very high cardio class and it leaves me buzzing. So buzzing that I find it hard to come down afterwards and my sleep is so disrupted - not good when I have work the next day. I don't have this problem after I've done a less intense class like body pump or body conditioning (haven't tried it with spin as they tend to be earlier) so I think it must be the high intensity that causes the issue.

Last night I tried having a bath before bed (with lavender & camomile bubbles) rather than my usual quick shower, and it did help and I slept ok. May be a one off but I will try it again next week to see if it works again.

lljkk Thu 09-Nov-17 19:29:20

Not a problem for me, but this is a documented cause of insomnia in some people

CorrigansDoorKnob Fri 10-Nov-17 05:23:08

Definitely happens to me. I get restless arms and legs after a heavy evening swimmmg session.

LadyWithLapdog Fri 10-Nov-17 07:55:35

You need to let enough time for your heart rate and body temperature to return to normal. Same with having a hot shower just before bed or overheating the bedroom.

HeyMicky Fri 10-Nov-17 07:56:41

Me. I get a huge endorphin high and struggle to come down

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