Weight lifting (or insert exercise) then sleep

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Weight lifting (or insert exercise) then sleep

Post by neal » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:22 pm

I've noticed that directly after weight lifting if I try to go to bed within a couple of hours I find myself up for another couple of hours or so unable to go to sleep. I assume that this is due to elevated adrenaline and cortisol (and other biochemical compounds that I have no idea about). It is worth noting that I do not usually feel this after an average cardio session, it keeps me up for maybe an hour or so. I was just curious about how this impacts others here. Does it take you a 3 to 4 hours to pass out after weight lifting or intense exercise?

Although, as I am typing this, I am feeling sleepy probably due to a shorter sleep cycle last night and full day of intense mental focus at work..

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Re: Weight lifting (or insert exercise) then sleep

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:40 pm

I generally go to bed at 3:00 am ish on night I train, 3 hours after the sessino ends. Eating and general "rush" keeps me up. I've always been a night owl but have trended towards going to be a bit earlier if not for workouts. No way I could fall asleep within 60 minutes though.

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Re: Weight lifting (or insert exercise) then sleep

Post by BlazingAirMAx » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:33 pm

I lift in the 70-100 intensity range and I pass right out if I workout at night before bed. Working out seems to relax my body.

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