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After going to the gym for workout after work, I have trouble sleeping early. What should I do?
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree
In brief: Consider AM workout
Unfortunately, a workout at night is alerting to the brain and will make falling asleep more difficult.
If you could change your workout time to the morning that would be better. Otherwise stay up later until you feel sleepy before going to bed and make sure lights are dim for 1-2 hours before bedtime.

In brief: Consider AM workout
Unfortunately, a workout at night is alerting to the brain and will make falling asleep more difficult.
If you could change your workout time to the morning that would be better. Otherwise stay up later until you feel sleepy before going to bed and make sure lights are dim for 1-2 hours before bedtime.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Ruchir Patel
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Insomnia and the gym
What you are describing is what is expected to occur when one exercises to close to bedtime.
In sleep medicine, we always recommend the avoidance of exercise within 4 hours of bedtime as the onset of sleep occurs as the core body temperature drops and if anything raises your core body temp, ie, working out, then the mind will have a difficult time falling asleep.

In brief: Insomnia and the gym
What you are describing is what is expected to occur when one exercises to close to bedtime.
In sleep medicine, we always recommend the avoidance of exercise within 4 hours of bedtime as the onset of sleep occurs as the core body temperature drops and if anything raises your core body temp, ie, working out, then the mind will have a difficult time falling asleep.
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